A new compressed natural gas filling station in Glassboro is now one of 28 such stations statewide and one of only eight to offer the alternative fuel service to the general public.
The station, operated by South Jersey Gas, is part of an effort to open several more stations in the region that could spur the use of natural gas as a cheaper, environmentally safer alternative to traditional gasoline.
Currently, there are an estimated 175,000 vehicles nationwide fueled by natural gas, according to Clean Vehicle Solutions. In New Jersey, there are 1,400 natural gas vehicles on the roads.
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