At CNG stations, the gas is typically taken from the local gas utility’s line at low pressure, compressed and dispensed into the vehicle's storage tanks at high pressure, typically to 3,600 psi. There are two basic types of fueling equipment: fast-fill and time-fill.
- Fast-fill systems combine a compressor and a high-pressure storage system. The storage system, called a cascade, fills the vehicle's fuel tank in about the same time it takes to fuel a regular vehicle.
- Time-fill systems do not have a storage system and typically compress the gas directly into the vehicle storage cylinders to refuel vehicles while they are parked overnight.
Public CNG stations are currently limited but the number of locations is expanding rapidly. Individual consumers or public/private fleet operators may also choose to install their own CNG fueling stations.
View a map of Georgia existing and proposed CNG fueling stations open to the public or use the U.S. Government Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station Locator to find the public station nearest you.
DeKalb County’s second government-owned compressed natural gas (CNG) station is now open, providing fill-ups for garbage trucks, pickups and other vehicles that run on natural gas.
The station, located off I-285 near Memorial Drive, will be used primarily by county vehicles, and it’s also available to the general public.
It’s located at the county’s Central Transfer Station at 3720 Leroy Scott Drive near Decatur.
The station comprises two fueling lanes, with three standard capacity and one high capacity fuel dispensers, and is open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The first county-owned CNG public fueling station, which was opened in 2012, is located at the DeKalb County Seminole Road Landfill, 4203 Clevemont Road.
In Atlanta, there’s a new (CNG) fueling station at the Solid Waste Lakewood Facility. The station is one of two new fueling stations we partnered with the city of Atlanta on, and will be used to refuel a fleet of city vehicles with cleaner-burning compressed natural gas.