Thursday, May 24, 2012

CNG compressed natural gas

The University of Wisconsin Extension and the PdC Public School District are co-hosting a meeting on cng for businesses and governmental agencies, with fleets of vehicles, which may possibly be interested in the alternative fuel.

This meeting will take place at noon on Thursday June 21, 2012 at the PdC High School commons area. Since it is over noon, we will have sandwiches for people who rsvp to Bridget Wright at 608.326.3711 or e-mail

The PdC School District continues to explore cng as an alternative fuel for our busses. The reasoning for this study is threefold. The first reason centers on lowering costs of operations. The current pump price for cng is $1.59 per gallon (this is a diesel equivalent gallon). That is considerably lower than the current diesel price. Secondly, cng is a much cleaner burning fuel than diesel. This is good for the environment and lowers vehicle operating costs. Third, there are many experts that are predicting that cng will overtake gas and diesel in the coming years. This is due to the fact that the United States has a very large supply of natural gas and therefore the cost spread will grow.

For further information, contact Bryan Wood or Drew Johnson.

Bryan Wood
University of Wisconsin Extension

Drew Johnson
Prairie du Chien Public School District Administrator

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