Boasts 130 CNG and LNG Fueling Outlets, a Gain of 25% in Six Months:
‘More Vehicles Running on Natural Gas Than Any Other Alternative Fuel’
There are now 130 natural gas vehicle fueling stations operating in Texas, a 25% increase from this past September, the Railroad Commission of Texas reported this week. An agency survey documented “42 additional stations in the planning stages, indicating a steady build-out of natural gas infrastructure in Texas.”
Also since September, motor fuel taxes collected on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas doubled, TRRC said.
“The early results are in, and the numbers are promising,” Railroad Commissioner David Porter said in a release.
‘Fleets Are Buying More NGVs’
“We have seen unprecedented growth in Texas’ natural gas industry; more natural gas vehicles on the road, more fuel sold and more fueling stations installed,” Porter said.
“Fleets are buying more natural gas vehicles because we have more stations. And the more vehicles they buy, the more natural gas stations get built.”
Workshop in Austin on March 26
TRRC figures indicate that the 77 public fueling stations and 53 private stations in Texas serve more than 7,200 natural gas vehicles. Since September 1, 2014, the agency says, “these stations have dispensed 14.6 million gallon equivalents of natural gas, double the amount this time last year.
“Forty-two additional stations are planned to open in the next 12 to 18 months. Texas has more vehicles running on natural gas than on any other alternative fuel.”
Commissioner Porter is hosting the Texas Natural Gas Workshop in Austin next Thursday, March 26. In addition to NGVs, the workshop will address the use of natural gas by oilfield operators – the energy exploration and production sector.
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Source: Railroad Commission of Texas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up