News from Hart Energy’s Marcellus Midstream Conference that was held in Pittsburgh earlier this week—a prediction about the future of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles:
Looking ahead five years, George Stark, the director of external affairs at Houston, Texas-based Cabot Oil and Gas, said the "low-hanging fruit" of gas development is building infrastructure to support vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, or CNG.
His company is building a CNG plant in Susquehanna County, and several have been built by other firms in the Pittsburgh region.
Most CNG vehicles found on the road today are a part of company fleets or public transportation buses, but domestic automakers in Detroit have announced plans to manufacture CNG cars in the United States in the coming years.*
*Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Mar 22, 2012) – ‘Midstream’ conference predicts greater reach for CNG vehicles, Utica Shale