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Tom Shepstone

Kingston, PA

#1 Jan 30, 2013
Don Roessler discusses the impacts natural gas is having on the trucking and railroad industries, specifically the decision to convert many of these vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG).

Since this is my first time writing for this website, Iíd like to give you a little background before I begin so you can have a better understanding of my interest in natural gas and itís use as a fuel source for the trucking and railroad industries. My roots are in Washington County, Pa. where the natural gas industry has been around about as long as my family.

I am a descendant of Rev. Dr. John McMillan, one of the early pioneers of Canonsburg, Pa., who started Jefferson College in Canonsburg, which later merged with the Washington College in Washington Pa. to become what we know now as W.& J. College. My occupation of choice was as a mechanic who worked on everything from weed-eaters to the biggest bulldozer made by Caterpillar. I have also worked at several other occupations through the years. I now focus all my time on taking care of my farm and selling home grown produce when possible. The natural gas industry has helped me to pay the bills when the produce doesnít.

I am also a member of both The American Truck Historical Society and The Antique Truck Club of America, which is why the decision by this industry to convert from diesel to natural gas or CNG is such an interesting occurrence to me. Waste Management, a company of which we are all aware, has been leading the way for the trucking industry to switch from diesel to cleaner burning natural gas.

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