State Representative Randy Frye to push for compressed natural gas in Indiana

December 4, 2012. On Thursday, State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with U. S. Senator Dan Coats (R-Indiana) to discuss a compressed natural gas (CNG) initiative that Rep. Frye intends to push this session.

   “I am honored to have the opportunity to meet with a great leader like Senator Coats,” said Rep. Frye. “The utilization of compressed natural gas in Indiana is an issue that I am extremely passionate about. As we look to not only find cleaner and more efficient fuels and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, compressed natural gas provides an opportunity for more jobs to be created and cheaper fuel costs at the pump, a win-win for Hoosiers."

   In terms of cost savings, natural gas can save Hoosiers $1.50 or more per gallon compared to oil-based fuels. Natural-gas powered trucks also have lower maintenance costs compared to diesel-fueled vehicles by up to $.02 per mile.

   “I strongly believe that CNG is a viable alternative to our traditional fuel sources,” said Rep. Frye. “Given the new technologic advancements in extracting natural gas, it has become more economically feasible and environmentally-friendly to be used as an everyday motor fuel. We have large, plentiful reserves in the U.S., specifically Indiana that can provide an alternative to gasoline without compromising convenience or efficiency.”