Kansas City introduced an ordinance that would award Clean Energy, a company majority owned by oilman T. Boone Pickens, a 10-year contract to build and operate a station to provide fuel not only for the city’s natural gas vehicles but the public’s as well. The public station would be only the fourth in Missouri.
Kansas City also would get quick-fill dispensers that will allow it to use more of the low-price fuel and reduce its costs as well. Clean Energy will soon begin construction on two Kansas City-area natural gas stations that will be part of a national network to refuel long-haul trucks. The stations will be finished later this year. The company will also provide fuel for Lee’s Summit school buses, and that facility will also be open to the public when it opens this fall.