Atlanta Gas Light to build natural gas fueling stations

Georgia voted today to let Atlanta Gas Light spend $11.5 million on a network of natural gas fueling stations for vehicles.

AGL’s plan to begin construction with 5-10 gas stations in Atlanta would substantially boost access to¬†natural gas for local drivers.

The AJC reports that roughly half of America’s 1,000 natural gas fueling stations are open to the public. In Georgia, they number just five, two of which are located in the Atlanta area.

No word yet on how consumers feel about the green-lighted allocation, which could have been used to build pipelines, help the poor or provide customer rebates, according to the AP.