Best Well Services Announces Plans to Convert Its Fleet to CNG; Company is Increasing Their Use of CNG Vehicles
Prague, OK, October 06, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Best Well Services, LLC, one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing, privately held oilfield services companies has made a conscious decision to switch to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles on their fleet.
General Manager, David Johnson said, “Similar to other companies in our industry, we too want to preach the message of ‘Clean, Abundant, Local.’ A clean environment is important to us and our company is all about doing the right thing. On the back end of this decision are cost savings, which are an added bonus.”
State Senator Harry Coates, an advocate for the use of CNG vehicles, said he was pleased to hear of the company’s efforts to convert. “I applaud Best Well Services for their commitment to helping our country become energy independent and boosting our state’s economy by taking advantage of one of Oklahoma’s greatest and most abundant natural resources, natural gas,” said Coates, R-Seminole. “I have owned an alternative fueled vehicle for many years and strongly support the industry. Converting vehicles to CNG is better for the environment being that natural gas puts off fewer emissions than gas; it saves users money at the pump; and, again, buying this natural resource puts more money into our state’s economy.”
The current fleet is 160 trucks and the plan is to convert the entire fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) within a 4-year timeframe. With benefits for our environment and lower fueling costs, using natural gas for vehicle fleets is a smart business choice. According to Chief Financial Officer, Doug Janes, the company’s investment payback period should take about two years, with CNG prices at roughly half the current price of unleaded regular gasoline. Fleets of all sizes are seeing the benefits of converting to compressed natural gas.
Johnson is leading this effort internally. He says, “Best Well Services is proud to be one of the first organizations to lead by example and power our fleet with this abundant, affordable and local energy resource.”