COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS
The Haynesville Shale brought compressed natural gas (CNG) to the table as a viable alternative fuel. Many city and parish vehicles are being converted to run on CNG, which is more affordable, cleaner burning and supports the Haynesville Shale. Despite price fluctuations, Haynesville Shale is the onset of LNG (liquid natural gas) and is certain to be long term providers to our national economy. Many nations see the benefits of natural gas and with the opportunity Louisiana and Northwest Louisiana have to provide this commodity, price increases and stabilization is sure to follow. In 2010, Bossier City opened new fueling stations, which provided for those vehicles and, hopefully, will encourage citizens to convert to this cleaner fuel. Many corporate citizens see the benefits to not only thick pocketbooks, but also, to this environment.
Louisiana Economic Development is currently focused on Gas to Liquid conversion, which will make transporting CNG easier and more affordable; it is also researching other fuel alternatives. These changes are very exciting for our community.