General Motors Chairman and CEO Daniel Akerson wants you to know his company is serious about producing natural gas vehicles, but that more needs to be done to grow the fueling infrastructure, reports the Houston Chronicle.
During an address at an energy conference this week, Akerson said that GM is turning out more natural gas-fueled vehicles, which means there is a need for more natural gas stations. He envisions a national panel that would develop a long-term energy plan with natural gas as its foundation.
“Everywhere you look, there’s an opportunity to seize the energy high ground,” he said, calling on the president to cobble together a commission to come up with the energy plan. “There’s a clear need, and it has long-term impact on many levels.”
Akerson joined a growing number of experts and industry analysts requesting more natural gas fueling stations in order to expand the number of natural gas-fueled vehicles on the road. More gasoline stations, including Kwik Trip, Stripes, and Flying J are already adding compressed natural gas pumps. (NACS: www.nacsonline.com)