NYC Gets First Natural Gas-Powered Food Truck

NEW YORK (AP) -

A pizza purveyor is now operating the first food truck in New York City to be run completely on natural gas.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Texas oil and gas investor T. Boone Pickens were at City Hall Park Thursday to mark the Neapolitan Express truck launch.

Some food trucks have run some of their equipment on natural gas, but they generally also use diesel, gasoline and/or propane.

Natural gas proponents say it’s more environmentally friendly, although there is controversy over environmental questions about the natural gas drilling process known as fracking.

Neapolitan Express says its truck will emit 70 percent fewer greenhouse gases than a similar vehicle running off gasoline or diesel fuel.