Meetings to look at CNG sites
State officials and business leaders will host a pair of town hall meetings next week to discuss ways to speed up the development of compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure in Oklahoma. Michael Teague, Oklahoma's energy and environment secretary, and representatives from Gov. Mary Fallin's office will talk with local lawmakers, city officials and business leaders Monday in Blackwell and Tuesday in Krebs. The meetings will focus on building support among local leaders, fleet operators and others to show the demand for greater CNG infrastructure. The state has more than 550 CNG vehicles in its fleet, including nearly 400 purchased this year, but more fueling stations are needed. Monday's meeting will be at the Kay County Electric Cooperative in Blackwell, while Tuesday's meeting will be at Pete's Place in Krebs. Those interested in attending are asked to confirm with Craig Sundstrom at 285-9213 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday.