The natural gas fuel industry in Kentucky was established in the 1990s. A convergence of market variables such as the availability of higher quality vehicles and equipment, and reliable infrastructure has developed the industry into the fastest growing alternative fuel market in the Commonwealth. CNG vehicles are included on the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s state bid list, and the state also offers subsidies for CNG infrastructure.
Natural gas is readily available through the utility infrastructure. This clean-burning alternative fuel can be used in vehicles as either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Both are clean-burning, domestically produced, relatively low priced, and widely available. Because of the gaseous nature of this fuel, it must be stored onboard a vehicle in either a compressed gaseous (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) state. Natural gas is sold in units of diesel or gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) based on the energy content of a gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel.
Natural Gas powered AT&T van spotted in City of Seneca Gardens/Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Basics of Natural Gas
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Where to purchase Natural Gas in Kentucky
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Kentucky Incentives for Natural Gas
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M & M Cartage, a Louisville based regional truck‐load carrier traveling over 12 million miles annually and employing 265 people in Louisville, has 12 dedicated CNG powered trucks and 19 on order. They are the first CNG powered semi trucks whose home base of operation is in Kentucky. The CNG fleet is a combination of Cummins nine liter and twelve liter engines on Freightliner chassis. In addition, as M & M Cartage moves their entire base of operations from their Bishop Lane location in Louisville to Geil Lane just off I-65, fast fuel private/public natural gas refueling will be installed. A target date of operation is slated for April 1, 2014.
Kentuckiana Cleanfuel, established in 2013 in Louisville, KY, was founded by Air Systems, Inc., an Ingersoll-Rand Master Distributor. Kentuckiana Clean Fuel and ANGI, a compressed natural gas fueling system provider, have contracted with M & M Cartage to provide fast-fill refueling infrastructure. This is the first Kentuckiana Clean Fuel project in Kentucky.