Colorado gas producer converts vehicles to use natural gas
TRINIDAD, Colorado ” Pioneer Natural Resources is converting 25 of its pickup trucks in a pilot project to use natural gas as a fuel.
Pioneer Executive Vice President Jay Still says it makes sense to use natural gas in the vehicles because the company produces natural gas. The company is installing a compressed natural gas fueling station at its facilities west of Trinidad.
Pioneer operates coal bed methane gas wells in southern Colorado’s Raton Basin.
Still says natural-gas-fueled vehicles emit from 15 percent to 20 percent less greenhouse gases and are cheaper to operate than gasoline-powered vehicles.
Pioneer has worked for a year to convert its fleet and has applied for state tax credits.