WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — Trumbull County officials are moving forward with a plan to explore whether they should switch to compressed natural gas for their fleet of vehicles.
Clean Fuels Ohio was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the local government fund to do a feasibility study on CNG. They met with department heads and other officials from around the county to go over the study, which will be conducted over the summer.
It will determine how they can use CNG to benefit their economic and environmental bottom line.
“The real study will focus on the costs of implementing that and the benefits, the savings that will come because natural gas is a fuel that is significantly more cost effective than gasoline and diesel right now,” said Andrew Conley, program director for Clean Fuels Ohio.
County officials must fill out data sheets to determine how many miles each department’s vehicles uses. They also must determine where it would be feasible to build a CNG station for government vehicles to fill up.