Colorado Transportation Data for Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

Find transportation data and information about alternative fuels and advanced vehicles in Colorado, including laws and incentives, fueling stations, fuel prices, and more.

Fueling Stations

436

stations in Colorado with alternative fuels

Fuel Public Private
Biodiesel (B20 and above) 8 10
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) 16 25
Electric 208 27
Ethanol (E85) 80 10
Hydrogen 0 1
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) 0 0
Propane (LPG) 48 3

Clean Cities Coalitions

Clean Cities builds partnerships to cut petroleum use in transportation through a national network of nearly 100 coalitions.

Colorado has 3 coalitions:

Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition

Northern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition

Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition

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Contact a local coordinator or regional manager for project assistance or to connect with other local stakeholders.

Transportation Fuel Consumption

Source: State Energy Data System based on beta data converted to gasoline gallon equivalents of petroleum (GGEs) for the transportation sector from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Fuel Production

Gasoline (million gallons/year) 2,053
Diesel (million gallons/year) 537
Electricity (thousand MWh/year) 53,685
Natural Gas (million cubic feet) 326,721
Conventional Power Plants 54
Generating Capacity (nameplate, MW) 13,172
Oil Refineries 2
Oil Refinery Capacity (bbl/day) 103,000
Renewable Power Plants 58
Renewable Power Plant Capacity (nameplate, MW) 2,478

Source: BioFuels Atlas from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Regional Fuel Prices

Average fuel prices as of January 2015

Fuel Rocky Mountain Region National Average
per unit sold per GGE per unit sold per GGE
Biodiesel (B20) $3.33/gallon $3.03/GGE $3.18/gallon $2.89/GGE
Biodiesel (B99–B100) $3.60/gallon $3.56/GGE $4.02/gallon $3.98/GGE
Ethanol (E85) $2.23/gallon $3.14/GGE $2.21/gallon $3.12/GGE
Natural Gas (CNG) $1.87/GGE $1.87/GGE $2.11/GGE $2.11/GGE
Propane $2.88/gallon $3.97/GGE $2.92/gallon $4.03/GGE
Gasoline $2.50/gallon $2.50/GGE $2.30/gallon $2.30/GGE
Diesel $2.96/gallon $2.66/GGE $3.06/gallon $2.75/GGE

Source: Average prices per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) for the Rocky Mountain PADD from the Alternative Fuel Price Report

Bioenergy Production and Infrastructure

Ethanol Plants 4
Total Ethanol Capacity (million gallons/year) 125.0
Biodiesel Plants 0.0
Total Biodiesel Capacity (million gallons/year) 0.0
Biopower Plants 2
Biopower Plant Capacity (nameplate, MW) 18.2

Source: BioFuels Atlas from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Electricity Sources and Vehicle Emissions

Source: 2010 eGRID data released in 2014 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Learn more about emissions from hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles.