Kingman, Kansas has a new fuel station for clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG). Mid-Kansas CNG operates the station at 636 N. Thompson. The station is open to the public now however, the official Grand Opening will be held at 11 am on November 10, 2017. It will include a ribbon cutting by Stacey Meireis, Executive Director of the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from KGS, Central Kansas Clean Cities and Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalitions.
Mattie Giefer was looking for a cheaper fuel option for his fleet of vehicles with GCI Construction and turned to Mark Molitor, who is in the oil & gas field, for a solution. Together they formed Mid-Kansas CNG to fulfill the need for natural gas fueling in the Kingman area. After consulting with trucking companies, they selected a site on the US-54/US-400 corridor. The station will fill a fueling gap between Wichita, 50 miles to the east, and Garden City and Liberal, both about 175 miles west. Molitor and Giefer believe that CNG is a more economical and better environmental choice for transportation. They are open to inquiries about fleet fueling on the site.