On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with Dr. Mark Thurber of Stanford University, who will give a lecture this evening (Monday the 28th) at 7pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on the University of Tulsa campus. His address is presented as part of the TU Collins College of Business Energy Lecture Series; Dr. Thurber will be discussing state-run oil companies, which actually control most of the world's oil production. A well-respected expert whose scholarship has focused on the role of state-owned firms in the most crucial energy markets around the globe, Dr.
A summit calling for conversion of more vehicles to compressed natural gas is held in Tulsa.The goal of the summit is to provide information about the advantages of using CNG in the hope more companies will decide to convert their fleets. There are also individuals at the summit like Craig Dixon, who is an advocate of using CNG in personal vehicles. He says he’s saved thousands of dollars in the three years he’s been using a CNG powered Honda Civic. Also in attendance is Marcus James, fleet maintenance manager for Tulsa Public Schools.
The state of Oklahoma is making a push to get more vehicles converted to compressed natural gas. A Summit on the topic will be held in Tulsa next week with Governor Fallin as keynote speaker. The founder of a company that builds CNG fueling stations, Tom Sewell, believes Tulsa is positioned to be the leader in a compressed natural gas revolution.
The idea behind the gathering is to interest more public agencies and businesses in converting vehicles to compressed natural gas and make Oklahoma an example for the nation.
A 10th Compressed Natural Gas fueling station opens in Tulsa. This latest station, located on West 23rd near the Arkansas River, can be used by the public. Tom Sewell, with Tulsa Gas Technologies, says CNG is cleaner, safer, and can save you a lot of money at the pump. While gasoline is selling for about 3-dollars-70-cents at most Tulsa stations, the comparable amount of natural gas is selling for a dollar-fifty.
Anybody with a CNG powered vehicle can use the new station. All it takes is a credit card.