Douglas to open gas plant

Natural Gas Director Mike Hudson
Natural Gas Director Mike Hudson

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Douglas is proud of a new compressed natural gas fueling station, which opens September 30th.

The $1.2 million project sits on an acre near Highway 206 and Pope Drive.   Ground was broken in March and those behind the idea say it not only makes the city independent of the foreign fuel market, but it's also a good revenue source.

"Anybody public that wants to use it, we'll entertain private trucking companies, school buses, any type of vehicle that thinks they want to do CNG, we would entertain them being a customer," said Douglas Natural Gas Director Mike Hudson.

The city of Douglas was able to pay for the plant through a loan with the municipal gas authority of Georgia.

The self-serve fueling station will start serving the public November 1st.

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