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Indiana’s first liquefied natural gas station now open

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Sellersburg is now the location of the first liquefied natural gas filling station in Indiana. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a fuel being pushed as a clean alternative to diesel. LNG is currently $1.00 less than diesel and could become a viable cheaper alternative for trucks and RV motorhomes.

The new station is located off I-65 in Sellersburg, Indiana, a few miles north of Louisville. The grand opening occurred on December 3rd and was marked by a ceremony attended by several local and state officials as well as representatives of the Blu. company. Blu. is the Salt Lake City based company operating the new Indiana LNG station among 17 other stations across the country.

LNG is natural gas that has been cooled to temperatures of minus-260 degrees Fahrenheit. According to a Blu. news release LNG provides a cleaner-burning and more cost-effective fuel than diesel.

A Jeffersonville News/Tribune article refers to tax credits of up to $15,000 for diesel vehicles converting to natural gas. These tax credits were in a bill (HB 1324) authored by State Rep. Randy Frye, R-Greensburg, who attended the opening of the station.

While the current emphasis of LNG use is centered on over the road trucks, this fuel may become a real alternative for diesel RV motorhomes. A cleaner and cheaper fuel for motorhomes will be a hot topic among travelers nationwide.

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