OWASSO, Okla., Jan. 25 (UPI) — A city official in Owasso, Okla., said a planned filling station will offer local motorists access to a more environmentally friendly form of gas.
Owasso City Manager Rodney Ray said a replica of a historic gas station will be built in his city and the site will feature Compressed Natural Gas pumps that provide fuel that is less detrimental to the environment, the Tulsa (Okla.) World said Monday.
Ray said the station project approved by the city council last week should also prove beneficial to Oklahoma as a whole.
“That’s a great deal because it’s Oklahoma energy,” Ray said. “Oklahoma has some of the largest reserves of natural gas in the United States.
“If we can use an Oklahoma energy product, if we can save the taxpayers money and rebuild a main street to honor the people who were before us, that is good.”
The World said while natural gas is considered the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, the Web site cngnow.com estimates only 150,000 vehicles in the United States use the alternative fuel.
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