This not technically a Marcellus/Utica story, but it certainly will impact the northeast and natural gas supplies in years to come. Ford announced last week the very first 2014 Ford F-150 truck, the best selling truck ever, has just rolled off the assembly line in Kansas City–and it has a CNG/LPG option! In fact, Ford will offer eight models for the 2014 model year and says they are on track to sell 15,000 CNG vehicles. MDN previously alerted you that Chevrolet is launching a CNG version for one of their most popular sedans–the Chevy Impala–next summer (2015 model year). Is this the dawning of the natural gas vehicle renaissance for consumers? We sure hope so.
The exciting Ford announcement from last week: