MEDFORD, Ore., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Star Gas, an Alliance AutoGas partner, officially opened a new card-lock autogas station that will be accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Jeff Stewart, president of Blue Star Gas, hailed the fuel's benefits for the community at the station's inauguration. "We're excited to make clean-burning autogas available to the public, day and night," Stewart said of Medford's only round-the-clock autogas refueling station. "As a local company, we're doing our part to create green jobs and fuel Oregon's energy transformation."
The fueling station grand opening, which took place Wednesday, February 9, was promoted by the Rogue Valley Cities Coalition, one of many Clean Cities groups that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to promote alternative fuels nationwide.
Wednesday's event was attended by members of the public and the media. Following a toast and ribbon-cutting ceremony, an Alliance AutoGas-sponsored "ride-and-drive" segment provided interested attendees the opportunity to test drive a Ford Escape, Ford Expedition, and Ford Crown Victoria that were converted to run on autogas.
"The event was a great success. We're pleased with the media's interest in the new facility," hailed Darren Engle, director of marketing for Blue Star Gas. "Blue Star is proud to serve the community by providing the public with access to an economical alternative fuel like autogas," he added.
The 24-hour, 7-days-per-week propane autogas refueling station is located just outside Medford at 6096 Crater Lake Ave, Central Point, OR 97502. Card-lock access is required for all fueling stations in Oregon, and Blue Star will provide interested autogas users with their own card key upon request.
About Blue Star Gas
Blue Star Gas is a full service propane distribution company offering the highest caliber of customer care across 45,000 square miles and ten unique Oregon and California markets. With 73 years in the propane industry, Blue Star is proud to be a family-owned company and an integral part of the Alliance AutoGas turnkey solution. For more information on Blue Star Gas or the Alliance AutoGas network, visit www.bluestargas.com and www.allianceautogas.com.
SOURCE Blue Star Gas