Natural gas on front burner

Private sector businesses hoping to save money by using natural gas in their vehicles are investing in the construction of energy distribution stations throughout the state.

Gov. Phil Bryant said at a Capitol news conference Wednesday that natural gas energy should be a major component of a new statewide energy policy he is developing. The private sector will “do the heavy lifting,” he said.

NGV solutions opened in Flowood in January, and at least three more natural gas stations are in the works to supply Mississippi with an alternative energy source.

Clarion Ledger