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SoCalGas-AGA Videos on NGVs

June 21, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Comprehensive Look at Key Aspects of NGV Technology’

Southern California Gas, the American Gas Association and partners have released a series of five videos to communicate the advantages of natural gas vehicles. The videos, available on YouTube, “offer a comprehensive look at key aspects of NGV technology including environmental benefits, safety, operational cost benefits, and fueling options,” the organizations say.

Frame from the Southern California Gas-American Gas Association Natural Gas Vehicles-Operational Cost Benefits video on YouTube

Frame from the Southern California Gas-American Gas Association Natural Gas Vehicles-Operational Cost Benefits video on YouTube – click on image to view videos.

“Our goal is to leverage this popular medium to raise awareness about the numerous benefits of safe, reliable natural gas-powered vehicles,” SoCalGas customer solutions VP Rodger Schwecke said in a release.

The video campaign aims to foster the adoption of NGVs in the U.S. It “represents a unique collaboration among more than a dozen industry organizations.” There are more than 15 million NGVs already in operation worldwide, SoCalGas says – effectively urging America to catch up.

“These informative, high-quality videos will help our member companies educate their customers and the public about the advantages of natural gas vehicles, said Dr. Kathryn Clay, executive director of the Drive Natural Gas Initiative, a membership-based, collaborative effort of natural gas utilities and producers.

‘A Fact-Based Dialogue’

“AGA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to a fact-based dialogue about how we can use this abundant resource to work towards a clean and secure energy future,” she said.

The videos are “overflowing with eye-catching imagery and three-dimensional info-graphics.” They “underscore the advantages of natural gas as a clean, abundant and affordable American fuel.

“They also emphasize, explain and provide details on a multitude of notable facts about NGVs,” SoCalGas says.

SoCalGas and AGA note that natural gas producers, utility companies, NGV manufacturers, end-use customers and component manufacturers helped develop the video content. They specifically cite New Jersey Natural Gas, Questar, Agility Fuel Systems, American Honda, Chesapeake, Encana, Landi-Renzo and Worthington-Structural Composites Industries.

“In addition, Ryder System, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc., two multinational businesses with long-term experience in successfully operating large fleets, added valuable insights about the operational cost benefits of NGV fleet operations.”

Future video segments will cover additional topics, including day-to-day consumer economic benefits, refueling instructions and customer profiles.

The videos may be seen at

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Source: SoCalGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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