The city increased its CNG consumption in 2011
Shreveport inaugurated its first public natural gas filling station
The new facility was fully funded by Time-It Lube in partnership with Chesapeake Energy Corporation, which has committed to fueling its fleet of natural gas vehicles there in addition to the Bossier City two stations. "Louisiana is setting a strong example to the nation on how to develop a CNG infrastructure network to serve the public and fleet operations," said Chesapeake's Director of Corporate Development Paul Pratt.
"Without question this is a great day for Shreveport and a great day for northwest Louisiana," stated Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, who attended the opening ceremony at the Time-It Lube at 6828 Pines Road. "Our challenge as a country is to unleash the genius and ingenuity that allows us to get there."
Glover touted the city's 14 SporTran buses and 16 garbage compactors which run on CNG as a promise of progress. In addition, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator also praised his office's 13 NGVs
as a step in the right direction, published Shreveport Times
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that the country’s CNG consumption in 2011 reached almost 32.9 billion cubic feet. Meanwhile, Louisiana used 14 million cubic feet of the gaseous fuel last year, the most since 2008.