Following the Florida Legislature’s push to encourage use of natural gas motor fuels, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Peoples Gas System’s (Peoples) special contract with Nopetro-Orlando, LLC (Nopetro). Peoples will extend its distribution facilities to service Nopetro’s compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling facility for buses owned by LYNX, the City of Orlando’s transit system.
“The PSC fully supports utilities’ plans to facilitate natural gas use as a motor fuel. It offers local communities a way to improve business operations with a clean, viable fuel source,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “Fleet managers are finding that CNG is a good option, both economically and environmentally.”
To provide service to Nopetro, Peoples will extend its distribution facilities by 5.1 miles. Peoples customers will not be affected by the 15-year contract, since Nopetro will be responsible for the distribution charge, as well as any customer charge, Energy Conservation Cost Recovery charge, or Cast Iron Bare Steel Replacement Rider surcharge.
Founded in Miami in 2007, Nopetro builds and operates natural gas fueling stations. Nopetro’s facility in Orlando will be similar to one it operates in Tallahassee, where it daily fuels trucks and buses for the Leon County government, the City of Tallahassee, and the Leon County School Board.
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