This week, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority approved a plan to buy 40 bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs) at a cost of approximately $1.2 million. These trucks, which will run on compressed natural gas (CNG), will be a part of the agency's own fleet.
A report in the Tulsa World says the turnpike authority operates one CNG refueling facility in Stroud, Okla. The agency is planning on building more CNG stations as it replaces and renovates existing service plazas on Oklahoma highways.
Fellow agency the Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently put 160 NGVs into service, and state officials are anticipating a rapid and significant ramp-up in NGV deployment.
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