The Jacksonville Business Journal reported recently that the City of Jacksonville began construction on its first public-use natural gas station. Transportation experts and business leaders, city government officials and environmental activists, attended the event, all of whom believe Jacksonville will emerge as both a logistics and energy hub for the Southeast due to natural gas.
“Jacksonville is an international logistics hub,” said Ben Moore, an energy and sustainability planner with RS&H. “The economy here is all about moving goods; traditionally, all those goods have been moved with fossil fuels. Now we have a fuel that can cut the fuel expense in half, it’s reducing emissions, and we don’t have to import it from abroad. It’s something businesses in our region can take advantage of, especially in the logistics segment.”
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