A second compressed natural gas, or CNG station has opened in northcentral Wisconsin.
Thursday morning, NewsChannel 7's Elizabeth Schilder, along with other media, was invited to tour the CNG station at the Rib Mountain travel center on Rib Mountain Drive.
The U.S. Department of Energy says, domestic natural gas reserves are abundant, and the alternative fuel can be produced in the U.S. and used to offset the petroleum currently being imported for transportation use.
Surprisingly, Honda has manufactured a natural gas vehicle since 1998, but sales haven't been extremely popular. According to an AOL article written in March, only about 13,000 CNG Civics are on the road. One reason could be is that they aren't available for sale in every state.
Ford, General Motors and Ram have also introduced new pickups that are designed to run on compressed natural gas and gasoline, in response to the demand for cleaner fuels.
Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are similar to gasoline or diesel vehicles with regard to power, acceleration, and cruising speed. The driving range of NGVs is generally less than that of comparable gasoline and diesel vehicles because, with natural gas, less overall energy content can be stored in the same size tank as the more energy-dense gasoline or diesel fuels. Extra natural gas storage tanks or the use of LNG can help increase range for larger vehicles.
Kulp Energy Solutions in Stratford also offers compressed natural gas.