PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky county in the heart of coal country is gearing up to have the state's first bi-fuel station.
Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford and Pike County Energy and Community Development Director Charles Carlton say the station would look and operate like any other gas station, but offer the less expensive option of compressed natural gas. The public bi-fuel station will offer gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas and propane.
Carlton said America's automotive industry has begun manufacturing cars and trucks capable of operating on either regular gasoline or compressed natural gas.
Among the local users would be Pike County, the state of Kentucky, the city of Pikeville and private companies.
Kentucky has joined a consortium of 15 states to begin buying bi-fuel vehicle fleets.
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