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Emergency crews learn about Rockford's first CNG station

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Rockford area first responders learn what to do in case of an incident at a compressed natural gas station.

The first one in our area is at the Kelly Williamson Mobil station at 550 Southrock Dr. in Rockford. 

Trillium CNG is teaching safety procedures.  The company says with stations all across the country there haven't been any issues for 15 years. 

Worldwide there are about 20,000,000 CNG vehicles, with about 110,000 in the United States.  They range from transit buses, trucking company trucks, and light duty vehicles.

"As more and more engines are being developed by manufacturers, you're going to start seeing more and more vehicles," says Trillium CNG Marketing Director Scott Magnus. "If you look at the major auto manufacturers, they do have compressed natural gas vehicles, but again the price point at this point is to where its not affordable."

Magnus says as popularity grows, the price will eventually start to go down.

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