Originally posted on CBS Chicago:
CHICAGO (CBS) — The average price for regular unleaded in Chicago is $4.45 a gallon, 60 cents more than the national average of $3.85, according to AAA. But CBS 2’s Mike Parker found gas selling for $2.65 a gallon.
It’s not your typical gas, it’s compressed natural gas, and it could save you a bundle.
Chicago concrete company executive Marty Ozinga said, “We have this abundant supply right here at home that can solve this energy crisis.”
A year ago, Ozinga began converting the Ozinga Brothers fleet of familiar red and white striped concrete trucks to compressed natural gas (CNG), which is cheaper than gasoline or diesel fuel. Now, 30 of Ozinga’s trucks fill up at the pumping station at his Pilsen concrete plant.
“By 2020, we don’t plan to be using any diesel fuel at all. We’ll be completely natural gas,” he said.
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