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Published: Saturday, Oct. 24 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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HarleyHog

Good move Sysco and a good corporate example. I love my CNG car and I appreciate the opportunity to buy as few gallons of gas as possible from the middle east. I feel patriotic every time I fill up.

hbeckett

it sounds to good to be true, better check your facts first, 1 gallon of CNG will not go as far as 50 gallons of diesel. Lets assume that the truck gets 8 mpg on diesel that would be 400 miles. You are going to try and convince me that CNG gets 400 miles per gallon?

From Lois Collins

To H. Beckett: You're right and I'm having it corrected. The 50-1 is not MPG, but rather the amount of space it occupies in the tank because it's compressed. So you could go 50 times as far on the tank size, but it doesn't translate per/gallon.
Thanks for pointing it out.

Putting fuel dollars here in UT

There was an article in SL Trib that said if we converted 5% of fleet vehicles to CNG, we would put $1.5 billion dollars in the US economy instead of sending that money to countries like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and other big oil countries. Great job Sysco! Thanks for leading the way!

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