Kansas City will have more natural gas pumps soon. The Kansas Gas Service has operated the only place in the metro area where the public could fill up on compressed natural gas, which burns cleaner and is cheaper than gasoline or diesel.
The KS Gas Service outlet in Overland Park has been improved to fill more vehicles faster, and is looking to add more filling stations.
Clean Energy Fuels, which owns and operates natural-gas stations across the country, are nearing a deal with officials to open a filling station in Kansas City. The station would "provide compressed natural gas to city-owned vehicles as well as to other fleets and the public."
Natural gas is catching on in the U.S. but has much room for improvement. There are about 120,000 natural gas vehicles on American roads, compared with 15.5 million worldwide. The ample amount of domestic natural gas from shale could reduce the country's dependence on imported oil.
Read more about the project from the Kansas City Star.