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High gas prices spark interest in used cooking oil

High gas prices spark interest in used cooking oil



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Mary Richards reportingHigh gas prices have lead to an increased interest in Utah in using old cooking oil as fuel.

People have been turning used grease into biodiesel fuel for a while, but now there's a run on the stuff. One man tells the Ogden Standard-Examiner someone has been stealing the big vats of used cooking oil he gets from a downtown restaurant.

Utah Biodiesel Supply says its business has gone up 200 percent, mainly with construction companies and small-business owners wanting to know how to turn grease into gas.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

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