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Arkansas Offers Gaseous Fuel Rebates

January 19, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, money available, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$1.3 Million for Alt Fuels: Both Natural Gas and Propane

The focus is on fueling as Arkansas Energy Office has reopened the state’s Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program with a total of $1,315,000 in rebates for natural gas and propane infrastructure.

The Arkansas Energy Office administers the Arkansas Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program.

The Arkansas Energy Office administers the Arkansas Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program.

Approximately $1.2 million will new fueling stations or the retrofit of existing stations to provide public access to compressed natural gas, LNG/liquefied natural gas, or LPG/liquefied petroleum gas, aka propane autogas.

“Up to three rebates will be offered to stations located in areas with a high population density that are accessible to the public,” AEO says. The goals are to

  • develop the fueling infrastructure for various alternative fuels;
  • provide an incentive for the purchase of clean alternative fuel vehicles;
  • provide an incentive for the conversion of vehicles to a clean alternative fuel using certified or approved conversion systems; and
  • reduce emissions from motor vehicles and improve air quality.

ARcleancitiesOn the vehicle side, Arkansas fleet operators and residents are eligible for lesser of 50% of the conversion/incremental cost or $4,500 per vehicle for CNG or propane upfits or new vehicle purchases. A total of $115,000 has been allocated through the Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program part of the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program.

Program Initially Authorized in 2013

“It is estimated that about 25 vehicles will be eligible for the rebates,” AOE says, “available on a first-come, first-served basis.”

The Arkansas Energy Office functions as a division of the a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The agency’s Arkansas Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program, authorized by the state legislature in 2013, “supports the continued development of a publicly accessible, statewide network of alternative fuel filling stations and incentives for the purchase/conversion of fleet vehicles to clean-burning fuels.”

Applications for the fueling infrastructure awards must be submitted to AEO via registered mail, postmarked no later than Friday, February 27.

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Source: Arkansas Energy Office with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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