Anheuser Busch switching delivery tractors to compressed natural gas

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Anheuser Busch St. Louis announced Wednesday that it’s replacing its fleet of 97 delivery tractors from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas. The move coincides with the start of the 2015 football season which is one of brewery’s busiest shipping periods of the year. As a part Anheuser-Busch move to be a more environmentally friendly business, the company hopes to reduce its carbon emission 2,500 tons per year, the equivalent of taking off 526 passenger vehicles off the road.

It’s expected that the tractors will ship 31 million cases of beer this fall, while logging over 11 million miles through the Midwest.