1st natural gas station opens in Hunts Point

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City officials and residents say they hope a new renewable natural gas station in Hunts Point will bring better air quality to their neighborhood.

Trucks that have the proper engine can process renewable natural gas, which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and have a positive impact on air quality in the city.

Renewable natural gas is biomethane, which is a combination of gases coming from the decomposition of waste, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That means no drilling is necessary.

Some critics are concerned that natural gas could run out if too many trucks switch over. Officials say as long as humans and animals make waste, we won't run out of natural gas.

The station in Hunts Point is the first station of its kind in the city. Officials are hoping to expand to other areas with poor air quality in the future.

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