SAN JOSE (KCBS)— Santa Clara County is planning to build a new natural gas refueling station in San Jose that will be open to the public. There are still a limited number of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in the Bay Area.
Santa Clara County only has five. One of them is at Mineta San Jose International Airport.
The county plans to add a new $1.2 million CNG station at a fleet maintenance facility in San Jose. $300,000 in grant funding comes from the California Energy Commission.
Proponents say it burns cleaner and is less expensive than regular gas.