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Bensenville approves new Green Technology Fueling Station

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Village of Bensenville

Bensenville, IL --The Village of Bensenville became one of the first communities in the Midwest to approve the construction of a Blu. liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling center.

"We are proud to welcome Blu. and their liquefied natural gas station to Bensenville," said Village President Frank Soto. "Blu. is another example of how Bensenville stays in the forefront of promoting green solutions. Having one of the first LNG fueling facilities in the Midwest will enhance Bensenville's reputation as a leading center for industry."

Blu. has leased the land located at 600 Devon Avenue, just west of O'Hare International Airport, from owner Gullo International Development Corporation. The LNG station will be developed this Fall.

"We look forward to working with transportation companies in the area," said Richard Peterson, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Blu. "As they adopt this revolutionary, abundant, clean and American fuel, they will enjoy significant fuel savings in their fleets."

LNG is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. Removing one diesel 18 wheeler and replacing it with an LNG engine is the carbon footprint reduction equivalent of removing 324 automobiles off the road. Besides the environmental savings, LNG costs 33% less than diesel, is non-toxic, non-corrosive and has a higher ignition temperature making it less flammable than gasoline or diesel.

Blu.'s LNG station intends to target truck fleets in the greater O'Hare region. Blu. is utilizing America's vast natural gas reserves to reduce foreign oil dependence while increasing energy and national security.