The USA continues it impetus toward claiming natural gas as a primary fuel with several more steps taken over the past week. Here is a small selection:
- Two more compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations are coming to Arkansas.
- In Colorado, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority is pushing ahead with plans to buy up to 22 compressed natural gas-powered buses and build a CNG filling station for an expanded Bus Rapid Transit system in 2013.
- In Norman, Oklahoma, a new CNG station opened with a mix of fast fill and slow-fill dispensers, for public and fleet use respectively.
- Chicago, in Illinois, a pilot program to encourage taxis to use compressed natural gas (CNG) instead of traditional gasoline has been so popular with taxi drivers and passengers that the program is being extended through July.
- California’s Garden Grove Unified School District has received a grant to purchase nine school buses powered by compressed natural gas, bringing the CNG-powered fleet to 49 vehicles once operational.