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Alternative Fuel

On February 24, 2009, Norman City Council adopted the Norman Alternative Fuel Program, one of very few such municipal programs in Oklahoma. Since that time, the City has become a leader in alternative fuel technology. Out of 101 Public/Private Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Facilities located in the Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) network, the City of Norman's CNG Fueling Facility is ranked 10th in Oklahoma for total volume throughput with a total dekatherm  usage of 161,656 translating into 1,293,248 gas gallon equivalents. In addition to environmental benefits, the city has saved approximately $1,453,303 since 2009 in fuel costs by replacing traditional fuel vehicles with  CNG vehicles.

On January 9, 2012, The City of Norman opened a CNG Fueling Facility with public access. The station provides CNG for citizens and city vehicles. The facility was built with the aid of stimulus funds. In 2016, extra storage was added to the station and a smart control panel was added to take advantage of off-peak compressor use so our CNG compressors do not run as much during peak hours. Staff anticipates annual savings of electricity costs of demand charges by OG&E from 11 cents to 5 cents per KWh, translating into savings of $4,000 over the 5 month period each year.  

Where applicable, green procurement is used by buying CNG or Biofuel vehicles whenever possible and every vehicle we purchase must be in the top 3% of fuel efficiency in its class. We partner with the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) and utilize grants to help offset the cost of alternative fuel technology for vehicles and the fueling facility.