One leg of a coast-to-coast Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) "Road Rally" took off from Leesville on Wednesday.

One leg of a coast-to-coast Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) "Road Rally" took off from Leesville on Wednesday.   The caravan is traveling to Houston as part of a campaign to represent the industry and promote the new CNG station in Leesville, said Hornbeck Mayor Clarence Beebe.   Approximately 12-15 local businesses and residents are participating in this leg of the trip, including Beebe. Also along for the ride was an 18-wheeler, furniture truck, garbage truck, and a handful of smaller vehicles as well, said Beebe.
The CNG Road Rally began in California and will eventually finish in Washington, D.C. At each stop along the way, at various CNG filling stations, an event is held to celebrate and bring awareness to the benefits of the fuel. 

The Hornbeck CNG station in Leesville is an unmanned fast-fill, self-service (credit card), public station.

There are currently 947 public CNG filling stations in the United States. 16 of these stations are located in Louisiana in Alexandria, Baton Rouge (two), Bossier City (two), Coushatta, Frierson, Houma, Kenner, Lafayette (two), Mansfield, Natchitoches, and Shreveport (three).