Another Company Switches Its Fleet to Natural Gas

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Aztec Well Servicing in Farmington plans to convert its entire fleet of 121 trucks and many of its 13 drilling rigs from diesel to natural gas.

According to the Journal, Aztec is part of a growing national trend by commercial fleet operators to convert their vehicles to run on compressed natural gas. Among the many advantages are extremely low prices, the prospect of abundant supplies well into the future, and growing public support for cleaner-burning fuels.

“We need to put our money where our mouth is to demonstrate the value of natural gas as a legitimate fuel source for our nation,” says Aztec EVP Jason Sandel. “We see it as the wave of the future.”

Aztec will also open Farmington’s first compressed natural gas fueling station to service its own fleet and to sell natural gas to the public.

Currently there are just under 1,100 CNG stations in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That’s a 50 percent increase from the roughly 700 that existed in 2007. Worth noting is that there are nearly 120,000 retail gasoline stations in the U.S.

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