Tuesday Event Drew Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett
VNG has formally opened its first retail outlet for compressed natural gas, hosted at a BP gasoline station in Philadelphia. The Tuesday event included Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett.
VNG has been pumping CNG at the Philadelphia station since July. Last month the firm announced a deal with GE Capital Fleet Services to help spread the use of CNG among operators of light duty fleet vehicles (F&F, August 25).
“VNG offers a high quality fueling experience comparable to gasoline so fleets and consumers can utilize NGVs with the confidence of knowing CNG fuel is readily available at a popular retail gasoline station,” COO Robert Friedman said in a release.
Pennsylvania Giveth, and Shall Giveth More
Separately, Gov. Corbett late last week announced nearly $4 million in AFIG/Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants to 33 local governments, non-profit organizations and companies making the switch to CNG, propane or electricity for medium to light-weight fleet vehicles.
The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting proposals for a further $6 million round of funding until November 14 (F&F, September 3).
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Source: VNG and Pennsylvania DEP with Fleets & Fuels follow-up