Aroostook Medical Center Using Natural Gas 

The Aroostook Medical Center has become just the second hospital in the nation to use compressed natural gas as energy.A valve turning ceremony was held Monday. Hospital officials say the new system cost $300,000 dollars to build and should save about a half-million dollars a year. “We’re excited certainly about the efficiency, by we’re probably just as excited about the fact that a it’s green, a very clean and safe way to power our facility, and also that fact that we’re the first one in the county, we’re really hoping to set this as an opportunity for other businesses to follow,” said Sylvia Getman President and CEO, TAMCThe hospital has plans to expand its use of compressed natural gas to become even more efficient, and environmentally friendly.