Drink Distributor Cuts Fuel Costs in Half Using Natural Gas


Ada Coca-Cola Bottling Co., an Oklahoma-based soft drink distributor, has halved its fuel costs after converting about three-quarters of its fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG).

According to a report in The Oklahoman, company president Tom Crabtree said, ‘Our fuel bill is probably 50 percent less [than] it was when we were using diesel and gasoline.’

Although transitioning vehicles to CNG can be pricey, Crabtree said the cheaper fuel makes up for the initial costs. In fact, he said Ada pays around $1.25 a gallon of gasoline equivalent for the alternative fuel.

To read The Oklahoman's entire report, click HERE.

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