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Wise Gas Calls for Consumer Support of Alternative Fuels
As oil prices climb, Wise Gas calls upon consumers to take action to become educated about domestic alternative fuel sources.
“The reduction of America’s dependence on foreign oil is critical, particularly in the present economy,” Wise Gas President, Christine Slager stated, “Advocates for alternative fuels have been beating their heads against walls to try to capture and maintain the consumer’s attention with only small successes. On average, the typical consumer begins to explore alternative fuels when gasoline or diesel prices become painful and then easily forgets the matter when fuel costs dip to more affordable levels – essentially ‘forgetting’
Slager continued, “Fuel prices will continue the rollercoaster ride between affordable and unaffordable and unless we act now, Americans will continue to ship billions of dollars overseas to purchase foreign oil while our own economy suffers greatly. “
While Wise Gas, Inc. primarily focuses on CNG, or Compressed Natural Gas, as an alternative fuel, the corporation supports a number of alternatives, ranging from electric to bio-diesel and more.
“Not every consumer will have the same need. Some alternative fuels have limitations that can be overcome with a different selection. We consult our prospective clients to first determine which alternative fuel would best suit their needs,” Christine Slager commented, “If we agree upon a choice that Wise Gas does not offer, we can direct them to the provider that can best assist them through our vast network of alternative fuel providers.”
Wise Gas was formed in the wake of soaring fuel costs in mid-2008. The first year’s business priority was largely dedicated to locating current users of CNG in the company’s home state of Florida and assisting them with maintenance, repairs and education to salvage dying private CNG stations.
As 2010 dawns, Wise Gas is on the brink of opening public CNG stations in Florida and potentially, nationwide. The first public station in South Florida is presently in final stages of permitting and has CNG consumers ready to fuel onsite immediately.
Christine Slager said, “Wise Gas continues to to make additional EPA-Certified CNG Conversions for vehicles available, as well as to make sure the fuel sources are available. As we develop the infrastructure, we highly recommend bi-fuel vehicles which can run on either CNG or gasoline and we offer a number of small CNG fueling appliances, ranging from a small home unit that can be installed in a garage to larger units that can be used by fleets.”
Wise Gas, Inc. also participates actively with Clean Cities Coalitions across the state of Florida, and beyond, to help communities develop solid plans for alternative fuels in their areas.
“Locating and participating in a local chapter of the Clean Cities Coalition is extremely important. Many times the grant opportunities are processed through these organizations and any available support or assistance to enable a fleet manager to make a real change is going to be found in these monthly meetings. The Coalitions need support now, more than ever, to help effect a change across America,” Slager implored, “There has never been a more important time to increase our domestic fuel sources through clean and affordable alternatives.”
Wise Gas hopes Florida residents, ranging from individual consumers to business owners and fleet managers will take advantage of the survey located on the company’s website to help drive development in areas of high levels of interest or need.
“The most important thing that any American fuel consumer can do today is to begin exploring domestic alternatives and speak up. The time to act is right now. Gasoline prices are already forecast to top $3 per gallon in the near future and recent history tells us how easily that can become more than $4 per gallon. We offer a great deal of educational information on our website and the greatest detail can come through the Clean Cities Coalitions. It is long past the time to reduce our foreign oil dependency and put Americans back to work by developing and implementing domestic, clean and affordable alternative fuels,” Slager concluded.
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