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Lawrence Considers New Bus Power

KSAL StaffAugust 25, 2013

Lawrence city leaders are putting the brakes on plans to purchase new buses for their public transportation fleet to give another look at using compressed natural gas as a power source.

The city had planned to buy three diesel and diesel-electric hybrid buses, but the lower cost of natural gas is prompting a second look.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that officials want to rethink the decision based on fuel costs.

A feasibility study four years ago compared the fuel costs, but it was before natural gas prices dropped and supplies increased.

A federal agency says the average price for diesel fuel nationally is about $3.90 per gallon. By comparison, compressed natural gas sells for about $2.10, and as low as $1 per gallon in some regions of the country.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World,

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