Local co-op celebrates Public Natural Gas week

Posted October 8, 2012 12:13 pm | Filed under Local News, News

This week is public natural gas week, and York County Natural Gas is hosting an open house Wednesday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

President and CEO Jim Heckle is making his case for vehicles using compressed natural gas instead of traditional gas.  Heckle says the City of Rock Hill is using compressed natural gas in some of its vehicles.

Heckle says quite simply, compressed natural gas, or CNG, is a better choice for vehicle fuel.

Heckle says CNG is an attractive alternative for vehicles.

Heckle says using ethanol in vehicles  is one of the biggest mistakes that’s been made.

Heckle says some conversion kits for compressed natural gas cost as little as $1,500.  He says compressed natural gas is selling for about

$1.58 per gallon, less than half what we’re paying at the pumps for regular unleaded gasoline.