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County Council close to overcoming 'Catch 22' on gas

GAS power could soon be freely available to environmentally-minded fleets wanting to fill up in the Cambridgeshire area. An initiative led by the county council is said to have generated almost enough interest to persuade a forecourt operator to install a liquid petroleum gas pump.

David Sheldon, Cambridgeshire's principle client manager, says the problem is trying to overcome the 'Catch 22' situation. He said: 'Forecourt operators won't invest in LPG refuelling equipment unless there are vehicles to use it, and people won't buy vehicles unless they are able to refuel.'

To try to overcome this Sheldon has been encouraging fleet operators to commit to LPG vehicles - and a forecourt operator has said that when there are 50 local vehicles on gas fuel he will install a pump. Sheldon said: 'We are about two thirds of the way to the 50 mark so we should see the forecourt pump in place soon.'

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