Monday, August 2, 2010


The city of Lafayette, Louisiana has followed Shreveport/Bossier City by deciding to implement  a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) municipal vehicles. What swayed Lafayette? Improved air quality, lower fuel costs, the potential for governmental funding and the abundance of gas from the Haynesville Shale.

The article linked above has a pretty good update of the status of the CNG movement in Louisiana. One item of note is a step by Apache Corporation to help address the chicken and egg problem of building CNG stations when there are few CNG customers. The company will take the plunge and install a CNG fueling station in Lafayette by early 2011. It's the first step in a long process.

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