Purchase photos

Natural gas fueling station to open in Wichita

6/20/2013

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Community leaders are celebrating the opening of the first public natural gas fueling station for vehicles in Wichita.

A ceremony marking the grand opening was planned Thursday at the facility at 2950 Ohio St., just off Interstate 135 in north-central Wichita.

The event is being hosted by CNG Services, the company that operates the facility. Experts from service provider Black Hills Energy were scheduled to take part.

Representatives from the companies plan to explain the technology behind natural gas vehicles and talk about the expanded market for them.