Bossier City planning to build public, natural gas pumps BY DREW PIERSON • DPIERSON@GANNETT.COM • MAY 27, 2009 • Post a Comment • Recommend • Print this page • E-mail this article • Share • As gas prices creep up slowly, Bossier City officials are working to get natural gas pumps in the city for the public.
"I'm very anxious to see it happen," said Bossier City Mayor Lorenz "Lo" Walker. "I think it's the smart thing to do." Supporting a trend of cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars and trucks in America is something the mayor wants to do, along with possibly saving the city and taxpayers some money. Natural gas can be much cheaper than gasoline for vehicles to run on, sometimes costing a third less for an equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. As is the rest of the area, Bossier City is sitting on one of the largest natural gas deposits in the world — the Haynesville Shale. The city of Shreveport in March announced plans to get some buses that run on natural gas and construct a fueling station at the SporTran office in Shreveport. At the time, officials said the city would consider selling natural gas from its planned fueling station to private businesses and other buyers. Bossier City is discussing putting natural gas pumps in the city for public use. Bossier City plans to spend $24,000 to hire a consultant, Public Solutions Group, of Grapevine, Texas, to perform a study on how to best implement the plan. Walker said he envisioned putting one pumping station in the Public Service Complex off of old Shed Road, where Bossier houses its utility vehicles, for the city's fleet of 800 or so vehicles, not all of which would be retrofitted. Walker said he would like to see a "significant" amount of vehicles in the city's possession be ready to use natural gas, though he said the city did not yet know how many, exactly. Police cars would not be retrofitted for natural gas. While city vehicles prepare to run on natural gas, Walker said he would like to then see two additional pumps added, one in the northern part of the city, and one in the southern part, ready to be used for public vehicles.
"" Natural gas can be much cheaper than gasoline for vehicles to run on, sometimes costing a third less for an equivalent of a gallon of gasoline. ""
So..... Suppose a significant number of NG-fuelled vehicles become reality. Just how long do you think the crooks, ooops politicians, will wait to come up with a new special rate fuel tax, just for NG vehicles.
This is right along the same lines as Obama's "I won't increase income taxes...". Not a single one of the mainstream media outlets asked about Carbon Taxes.