It's Only Natural

October 2012
Beverage World;10/15/2012, Vol. 131 Issue 10, p68
Trade Publication
The article discusses the natural gas as one of the most practical alternative fuels and its increasing popularity with beverage fleets. It explains that natural gas contains less carbon than petroleum fuels and it can be derived through organic processes that makes it more green. It is a clean, lower-cost alternative to diesel for fleets using Class 6-7 trucks in local and regional delivery. However, it warns that natural gas can be harmful when it collects in confined, indoor spaces.


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