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Booneville pursues natural gas powered vehicles

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) — Booneville is the next city to make a move toward natural gas powered vehicles.

Mayor Derrick Blythe says the city purchased a vehicle three months ago for use by the Booneville Gas and Water Department.

Two more trucks have been ordered along with a new police car.

The mayor says they want to see how much savings there will be to fuel vehicles with natural gas.

Eventually, officials may consider setting up their own filling station which would enable Booneville to purchase natural gas at wholesale prices.

They currently pay around $1.61 a gallon.

"I got excited about this before I even took office because UPS is going to it and if UPS is going to it fleet-wide, it's gotta be a positive thing for our community and our environment," said Mayor Derrick Blythe.






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