If you take natural gas, the kind many Ohioans use to heat their homes, and you cool it to -270 degrees, it turns into a liquid that can be used to fuel big trucks. Today, the first pumps offering that fuel in the Midwest opened up at a gas station in Seville Ohio, just west of Akron. Sam Spofforth heads “Clean Fuels Ohio,” a group that boosts alternative fuels and the industry built up around them. He talks about liquefied natural gas with Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen.
One company, called Clean Energy, set up the Ohio fueling station that now offers liquefied natural gas….and the firm plans to build a total of 150 across the nation by the end of next year. Meanwhile, others are setting up pumps that offer a slightly different fuel -- compressed natural gas. It can be used by specially-equipped cars.