“Blu. is building and operating LNG stations nationwide with the No. 1 goal, I think that all of us have, of returning our country back to an energy-independent state,” said Erik Johnson, director of national operations for Blu., a company owned by Utah-based Transfuels LLC.
Moreover, Kellie Walsh, executive director of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, commented: “Both fuels [CNG and LNG] definitely have a place in the market, especially in the trucking and long-haul industries. It’s something that we can certainly see a hope and opportunity to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and utilize resources here from our own nation, and provide fleets the opportunity to reduce the cost and bottom line of their business operations.”
State Rep. Randy Frye, R-Greensburg, who also attended the opening of Louisville area’s first natural gas station for long-haulers, stated he began working on legislation three years ago to provide tax credits and encourage the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel source. The result is HB 1324, signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence at the conclusion of the 2013 legislative session.