Rep. Frye discusses the future of compressed natural gas
STATEHOUSE - Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) hosted a meeting at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce today to discuss the future of the compressed natural gas as a motor vehicle fuel. Key stakeholders from several industry sectors participated in the meeting including manufacturers of natural gas engines and vehicles, distributors of natural gas including utilities, builders of fuel stations and state agency representatives.
The purpose of the meeting was to find out where the industry sectors are in their efforts to switch to compressed natural gas and where they foresee the private market developing in the future. Some of the benefits to compressed natural gas include cost savings over gasoline, clean energy, 50 percent less maintenance costs, job creation and reduced dependence on foreign oil.
“I continue to learn more and more about the potential opportunities where Indiana could benefit from a robust compressed natural gas market,” stated Representative Frye.
“Gathering all of the key stakeholders was an important first step in Indiana becoming a leader in using compressed natural gas in vehicles. Many actors in the public and private sector are moving in this direction and I am excited about the job creation that is taking place. I want to make sure that with Indiana’s abundance of cheap natural gas, the state is in a position to benefit.”