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Town Makes 'Green' Strides With New Facility

TOBAY opens compressed natural gas facility.

The Town of Oyster Bay is home to a brand new compressed natural gas fueling station at the

“There are a number of benefits to using CNG,” said. “It is domestically produced. The trucks that operate on CNG are reducing the Town’s petroleum usage by an estimated 264,000 gallons per year…thereby reducing our dependence on foreign oil."

In addition, CNG vehicles produce an average of 27 percent fewer greenhouse gases, pushing TOBAY toward better energy conservation. The Town also said green manufacturing, construction, and operations jobs were created with the new facility.

TOBAY received a grant of over $5 million to build the fueling station through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through the US Department of Energy. The Town now has 49 CNG trucks and thanks to another community's pulling out of the grant and freeing up money, an additional six trucks will be purchased. The new facility itself houses 80 slow-fill posts/hoses and three fast-fill pumps with six hoses.

This is another step in TOBAY's green efforts, including free "green" public parking and beach permits to those who drive hybrid or alternative fuel cars.

Mark Your Calendars:

Postmark Deadline: Session Four Swim Lesson Registration
Wed., Aug. 1

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Thurs., Aug. 2
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