ORLANDO, FL. – Orlando International Airport (MCO) became the 39th airport across the nation to open a Clean Energy Compressed Natural Gas station. The new station operates 24/7 and is open to the general public. Located at 6155 Cargo Road, the new state of the art compressed natural gas station features four fueling pumps and easy access for vehicles of all sizes.
“This new station is a perfect example of our commitment to the environment and to helping further diversify the local economy of Central Florida,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Not only is natural gas friendlier to the environment, this station will also help save drivers and businesses money because natural gas is a cheaper alternative to conventional fuels.”
Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.00 less per gallon than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty vehicles. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is produced domestically. “Orlando International Airport is committed to pursuing and promoting green initiatives that reinforce our reputation as a conscientious community partner,” said Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
“This station is an important component of our sustainability effort and is an environmentally responsible way to ensure the natural beauty of Central Florida is protected for future generations.”