Berkshire Hathaway’s BNSF Railway Co. plans this year to test using natural gas to power its locomotive instead of diesel fuel. The new locomotives which use liquefied natural gas are being developed by units of General Electric and Caterpillar. BNSF has roughly 6.900 locomotives which use diesel fuel. The company estimates that it’s the second largest user of diesel fuel after the U.S. Navy.
Joseph F. Barone