Dominican Republic Opens 1st Natural Gas Plant

Boca Chica is the site of the Dominican Republic’s first natural gas plant, which the government hopes will supply fuel to 143,000 vehicles over the next three years.   The country is moving forward with a plan to convert from LPG (propane/butane) to CNG (methane). The less-refined fuel is on average 23% cheaper than the LPG that most of the country currently runs on.

The government spent $10 million to build the plant, and will distribute the product to 140 stations around the country.  It will also issue conversion kits to the public at $700 kits, to stimulate the converstion to natural gas.

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