Last week’s #AskCabot question aligns perfectly with our theme for the week: compressed natural gas. The question read, “What is #CNG and why am I hearing so much about it right now.” Our answer, which is an answer that we’ve referred to both in Tuesday’s video and yesterday’s Drilling Down post, read, “#CNG is compressed natural gas and can be used as a replacement for gasoline, diesel or propane.”
Hopefully, you’ve read through the week’s blog posts and have learned about the benefits and uses of CNG. We don’t want to repeat the same information in this recap, but we do care to answer why you’re hearing so much about CNG right now. CNG and the use of CNG in vehicles is becoming more popular because people are starting to learn more about the benefits and because natural gas vehicles are quickly rising in the consumer market.
Most people have heard of Honda’s new Civic that runs on natural gas. Other companies are releasing competitive models that work equally hard to save the environment and save your pocket-money. CNGCars.com offers advantages and a few disadvantages about CNG cars, where to find fueling stations and instructions about how to refill CNG cars from home.
Because we are sitting atop of one of the largest shale plays in the country, Pennsylvania and particularly, North Eastern Pennsylvania, are beginning to look for opportunities to take advantage of CNG in everyday life. In fact, the PA Route 6 Alliance is beginning plans to establish a series of CNG filling stations along PA Route 6 called “The PA Route 6 CNG Corridor.”
In an article from The Daily Review, Smethport Mayor Ross Porter, chair of the PA Route 6 CNG Corridor Leadership Team and board member of the Alliance, reveals that he thinks the Corridor “could be a model for the whole country and could be duplicated in other places.”