ST. LOUIS, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lambert-St Louis International Airport, as part of its environmental program, has began operation of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station, located on St. Thomas Road near the field maintenance facility at the western end of the airport. Since the introduction of its first CNG vehicle 18 months ago, Lambert presently operates 17 CNG vehicles, and that total is expected to triple in the next two years. This program is the result of a cooperative effort of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Department of Energy, Laclede Gas Company (NYSE: LG) and Ford Motor Company. "Compressed natural gas is one of the cleanest alternatives to traditional vehicle fuels, virtually eliminating soot emissions and reducing smog-forming gases," said Lambert Director Leonard Griggs. "The benefits of CNG include safe usage, economic savings, ample supply -- but the compelling incentive is the protection of the environment. In addition to our continued commitment to promote cleaner air, Lambert also has programs addressing noise mitigation and clean water."
SOURCE Laclede Gas Company