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VNG Formally Opens in Philadelphia

September 9, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, a big booster of natural gas vehicles, participated in Tuesday’s formal opening of VNG’s first compressed natural gas fueling outlet, hosted at a BP gasoline station in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, a big booster of natural gas vehicles, participated in Tuesday’s formal opening of VNG’s first compressed natural gas fueling outlet, hosted at a BP gasoline station in Philadelphia.

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

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