Natural Gas Vehicle Announcement in Oklahoma Thursday
The winners under a 22-state natural gas vehicle procurement announced earlier this year are to be revealed tomorrow at the Governor’s Energy Conference in Oklahoma City, according to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.
She and other state leaders, including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, have emerged as staunch proponents of natural has as a transportation fuel, urging automakers to produce and fleets to buy NGVs.
“Our two state fleets have well over 10,000 cars and trucks between them,” Fallin said on her webpage yesterday. “Introducing CNG vehicles to these fleets will save taxpayer dollars on fuel costs and encourage the creation of CNG infrastructure and fueling stations, which in turn will make it easier for families and businesses to also use CNG.
‘Lower Prices and Taxpayer Savings’
“I’m proud to report that our two-state agreement caught the eye of a bipartisan group of governors and state purchasing directors across the country, and we now have 22 states supporting the initiative,” she said.
“We expect our bipartisan effort to result in lower prices and taxpayer savings on the CNG models that are widely offered today by auto manufacturers, such as three-quarter ton pickup trucks,” Fallin wrote.
“Energy independence is not just possible, it is critical.”
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Source: Office of the Oklahoma governor with Fleets & Fuels follow-up