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NGVAmerica Cites Wins, Sees Challenge

January 12, 2016 in NGVs, Publications by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We Have Much More Work to Do in 2016,’ Says Godlewski

Policy wins in Washington, a stepped-up state committee, and “strengthened programs to communicate the strong value of natural gas as a transportation fuel” are among the highlights in the just-released 2015 Annual Report from NGVAmerica.

‘The industry’s best days are ahead, and I look forward to working together in the new year to move our industry forward,’ NGVAmerica president Matt Godlewski says in the introduction to the association’s 46-page 2015 Annual Report.

‘The industry’s best days are ahead, and I look forward to working together in the new year to move our industry forward,’ NGVAmerica president Matt Godlewski says in the introduction to the association’s 46-page 2015 Annual Report.

“Together, we achieved several crucial policy wins in the Congress and state capitols,” Godlewski said in an email to association members.

“We also took on new efforts to advance important NGV safety and technology issues,” he said, “and strengthened programs to communicate the strong value of natural gas as a transportation fuel.”

Challenges Beyond the Price of Oil

“As proud as I am of these accomplishments, we have much more work to do in 2016.”

“Headlines from the recent Paris climate talks and continued challenges from environmental groups here at home, remind us that we must stay focused on long-term threats beyond the short-term challenge of low petroleum prices,” Godlewski said.

‘We Must Be Aggressive’ 

“Significant environmental benefits are the cornerstone of the value of natural gas as a transportation fuel. “We must be aggressive in promoting and defending this sustainability message to ensure the industry’s future growth” (emphasis added).


From the Report:

  • “While world energy prices have certainly had an effect on the marketplace, we are collectively in a much stronger position now to advance our value proposition to industry stakeholders. Major shippers and countless local and national fleets are heavily invested the benefits of natural gas. That commitment can only continue.” – Ron Eickelman, Agility Fuel Systems
  • “We also face external threats from those who have an agenda against fossil fuels. NGVAmerica must lead in clearly stating
the environmental benefits of NGVs and
use credible data to make our case with policymakers, fleets, and consumers. One of my top goals for the association in 2016 is to help our members better communicate our winning environmental message. – Gord Exel, Westport Innovations
NGVAmerica graphics show the significant growth of CNG and LNG fueling infrastructure in the United States over the past five years – and the continued dominance of California.

NGVAmerica graphics show the significant growth of CNG and LNG fueling infrastructure in the United States over the past five years – and the continued dominance of California.


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Source: NGVAmerica with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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