Wood County May Consider CNG

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It's called CNG, or compressed natural gas, Wood County may switch to that for some cars.

Development Authority President Cam Huffman told the commission today Kanawha County is using it in some vehicles.

Natural gas prices have been low, but have recently flattened out.
Still, Huffman believes it can reduce reliance on foreign oil.

"Natural gas here, with the Marcellus and Utica Shale, in the United States, is not going away any time soon," Huffman says. "This just helps us push more to that, and that mode of transportation, and that saves us money."

Wood County's school buses run on one-fifth bio-fuels, and propane has been suggested as a possbility for busses statewide.

The commission plans to talk more about the issue soon.