UPS Increases Natural-Gas Commitment

President Obama speaks at a UPS facility about natural gas use. The company is increasing its push to use the fuel.
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Alex Brown
Oct. 10, 2013, 10:32 a.m.

Ship­ping gi­ant UPS is spend­ing $50 mil­lion over the next year to con­struct nine li­quified-nat­ur­al-gas re­fuel­ing sta­tions, Fuel Fix re­ports.

The com­pany will also buy 1,000 nat­ur­al-gas-powered tract­ors as it seeks to cut fuel costs and car­bon emis­sions. Nat­ur­al gas can be used to fuel high-horsepower en­gines, of­ten much cheap­er than dies­el.

“The nat­ur­al-gas in­dustry needs com­pan­ies to com­mit to us­ing nat­ur­al gas to help es­tab­lish a re­li­able al­tern­at­ive to tra­di­tion­al fuel, and that is just what UPS is do­ing,” Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­ficer Dav­id Ab­ney said in a state­ment.


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