December 7, 2011 | last updated June 4, 2012 11:26 am

Bloomfield natural gas station to open Friday

Marco Henry, owner of Yellow Cab in Bloomfield, will open a compressed natural gas fueling station on Dec. 9.

Hartford County's first publicly accessible compressed natural gas fueling station for cars and trucks will open in Bloomfield at 2 p.m. Friday.

The Yellow Cab Co. will open the CNG station to the public at its headquarters at 86 Granby St. in Bloomfield.

The station primarily will serve the cab company's fleet of 110 taxis powered by natural gas. The station will be available to anyone who has a CNG car. Honda recently decided to start selling its natural gas powered Civic in Connecticut.

The number of Connecticut alternative fuel stations - not just electric vehicle charging stations - is growing through the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels project. Through federal funding, this initiative has supporting fueling stations for electric, compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas and biodiesel.

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