Fact #816: February 10, 2014 Natural Gas Refueling Stations Grow Over the Last Ten Years

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In 2003 there were 1,097 natural gas refueling stations nationwide. By 2013, that number increased by about 25% to a total of 1,374 natural gas refueling stations. In 2003, there were six states without any natural gas refueling stations. By 2013, South Dakota was the only state without a natural gas refueling station. In 2013 California had by far the most natural gas stations with 301, followed by New York with 111 stations.

Number of Natural Gas Refuel Sites by State, 2003
Graph showing the number of natural gas stations in each state in 2003. See table below for more detailed information.
Number of Natural Gas Refuel Sites by State, 2013
Graph showing the number of natural gas stations in each state in 2003. See table below for more detailed information.

 

Supporting Information

Number of Natural Gas Refuel Sites by State, 2003 and 2013
State 2003 2013
Alabama 10 23
Alaska 0 1
Arizona 35 38
Arkansas 4 8
California 229 301
Colorado 35 36
Connecticut 25 17
Delaware 3 1
District of Columbia 2 2
Florida 44 33
Georgia 65 26
Hawaii 0 1
Idaho 11 13
Illinois 22 40
Indiana 26 21
Iowa 0 4
Kansas 7 6
Kentucky 1 4
Louisiana 11 21
Maine 0 1
Maryland 20 9
Massachusetts 13 23
Michigan 20 19
Minnesota 5 11
Mississippi 0 5
Missouri 8 12
Montana 6 2
Nebraska 1 9
Nevada 17 9
New Hampshire 2 3
New Jersey 18 29
New Mexico 13 11
New York 55 111
North Carolina 9 36
North Dakota 4 1
Ohio 38 27
Oklahoma 57 94
Oregon 17 14
Pennsylvania 52 51
Rhode Island 6 6
South Carolina 4 11
South Dakota 0 0
Tennessee 2 9
Texas 46 72
Utah 66 95
Vermont 1 3
Virginia 24 20
Washington 22 25
West Virginia 5 3
Wisconsin 22 46
Wyoming 14 11
TOTAL 1,097 1,374
Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels Data Center website, accessed Jan. 15, 2014.
Transportation Energy Data Book, Edition 24, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2004, Table 6.4.

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