Bryant, Pickens tout natural gas as vehicle fuel

Gov. Phil Bryant and oil-and-gas investor T. Boone Pickens say using natural gas to fuel vehicles can provide savings for Mississippi government and businesses.

Appearing together Wednesday at the state Capitol along with other business executives, the pair said compressed natural gas is cheaper than gasoline, with the advantage of exploiting American resources instead of paying other countries for oil.

“Our state and its citizens need the opportunity to utilize the savings that natural gas creates,” Bryant said.