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Basin Disposal in Pasco Replacing Diesel Burning Trucks With Trucks That Run on Natural Gas

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Basin Disposal in Pasco has started converting it's fleet of trucks from diesel to natural gas powered engines. Basin Disposal in Pasco has started converting it's fleet of trucks from diesel to natural gas powered engines.
PASCO, WA - Basin Disposal in Pasco is making a major energy saving investment. The waste collection company has started converting it's fleet of trucks from diesel to natural gas powered engines.

Cascade Natural Gas ran a special new line to Basin Disposal's site on Commercial Drive and its new series of fueling stations.  Basin's CEO says converting to natural gas felt like the right thing to do with the way diesel prices fluctuate. 

"I look at myself as a private utility, and I think all utilities have the obligation to serve their customers the best they can," said Darrick Dietrich. "This natural gas opportunity is great, and I would not be a great service provider had I not made the investment to be able to pay returns back to my customers for the next ten to twenty years."

So far Basin Disposal is in the process of replacing seven of their 90 diesel burning trucks with natural gas powered trucks.  They plan to replace four to five trucks a year and hope to replace the entire fleet in the next seven to ten years.  

The company even invites other businesses that have vehicles that run on natural gas to use their new filling stations. They'll officially launch the project with a ribbon cutting at 2021 N. Commercial Drive in Pasco on Friday, July 11th at 11:00 am. 

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