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    Does anyone know the status of the CSU Colorado Springs Station? It appears that 2 stations were on line in CS, I was told a recent announcement that CE was closing the CSU station. www.cngprices.com shows it off line already.



    I am trying any relevant info eg.


    when it was decommissioned
    was CSU using CNG and pulled its program
    were other fleets left with out fuel
    how much fuel did the station compress/sell
    status of City of Colo Springs CNG program (had something in the past)
    Last edited by John Mitton; 07-25-2010, 10:32 PM.

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    Re: Colorado Spring Station

    I filled up there on the 18th with the sign indicating it would be closed as of Aug 1. There was an article in the Colorado Springs Gazette on July 20 also indicating it woud be operational until 1 Aug. I will be by there tomorrow and check to see what it's status is. Apparantly Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) owns the compressor and related equipment and chose not to renew the contract it had with Clean Energy. As I recall they had a fleet of CNG powered vehicles until the state did away with mandatory emissions inspection in El Paso County and Colorado Springs. I sent them an e-mail on Monday asking for additional information but haven't received a reply. I've been fueling there since 2006. It just goes to show how committed they really are going clean air. The alternate location in Colorado Springs is on Fort Carson, off of Chiles Rd. just south of the north gate next to the AAFES gas station/mini-mart. You must enter the west gate (#1). Drivers Lic., Registration, Insurance required to get on post and your car will be inspected unless you have a base sticker.

    Colorado Springs Gazette article http://www.gazette.com/search/?q=101...site&x=25&y=17

    (mod note: we will move your status to "regulars" so you can post links)
    Last edited by Lakewood90712; 07-25-2010, 12:30 AM. Reason: Link added by moderator

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    • #3
      Re: Colorado Spring Station

      I filled up at the Tia Juana St. location this morning, system is at 3000 Psi

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        Re: Colorado Spring Station

        There is a recent 7/16/10 comment on www.cngprices.com that only remaining Colorado Springs, CO public site at Fort Carson has jacked up price to $4.50 per gge !! Can anyone confirm or deny this??

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        • #5
          Re: Colorado Spring Station

          It's confirmed, $4.50 per gge! The government light duty CNG fleet at Ft Carson has been declining for several years. The $4.50 price is an attempt to have at least have one station open in the Colorado Springs area for awhile longer, although at that price it probably won't be too long. According to CE the two largest fleets in the area were Colorado Springs Utiities and the fleet at Ft Carson which consumed enough volume to support the refueling stations for the 10-20 private CNG users in the area. With the beginning production of the new generation of electric vehicles, the attrition of aging government auctioned CNG vehicles, and few new CNG vehicles being produced I'm afraid the private CNG user base will continue to dry up. I'll continue to fill my Cavalier up in Castle Rock or Denver when I'm up that way for the rest of the year, but for the most part I'll be forced to burn gasoline (UGH). It wil be pretty hard to justify paying the annual $70.00 CNG/LPG vehicle use tax for half a dozen fills when I'm up north only every couple of months.

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          • #6
            Re: Colorado Spring Station

            Absolutely ridiculous !!! That's 400% markup to what it should be !! Greed, greed, greed !

            Find yourself a Fuelmaker C3 or FM4 on the cheap and fill at your own house!!

            What a shame for "tourist, clean" image state of Colorado to give up on Colorado Springs cng support.

            P.S. Surely there are shuttle buses, delivery services that drive back & forth between Denver & CS all the time ?? Let CE run their operation into the ground, then go get grants and start over with a better cng public site where city & county governments will use it as well. Talk with guy down the road in Rifle, CO as that little town is getting public cng pump with grant money.
            Last edited by cngacrossusa; 07-30-2010, 01:58 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Colorado Spring Station

              On 2-11-2011 someone posted on www.cngprices.com the CSU station on Tia Juana was operational at $1.45 per GGE. This is incorrect, the station was closed on 1 Aug 2010. I drove by the location yesterday 25 Feb 2011. Clean Energy has removed the Card Reader and CNG dispenser. The only thing left is the concrete slab.

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