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 Natural Gas Vehicles 

Background

Using natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel to power vehicles is a low-cost, low-emissions solution for reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign energy sources while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and urban smog.  Natural gas-powered vehicles (NGVs) in use today are helping to improve air quality by displacing petroleum-powered cars, vans, trucks and buses which contribute about three fourths of the carbon dioxide pollution found in urban areas.  In 2008, use of NGVs displaced almost 300 million gallons of petroleum use in the U.S.  Increasing the use of natural gas, an abundant domestic resource, as a transportation fuel, is a national security imperative – 70% of the oil consumed by the U.S. is imported.

AGA Viewpoint

AGA Viewpoint on Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel - Natural gas vehicles are a proven way to improve air quality, while reducing the United Statesʼ dependence on foreign oil. 

American Gas Association's Statement for the record before the Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing on April 28, 2010 supporting greater use of natural gas as a transportation fuel

American Gas Association’s Statement for the record for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on March 24, 2010 supporting greater use of natural gas as a transportation fuel

Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel Interest Group Meeting

AGA Membership Service Committee Meeting  Material

Fleet Management:  Utility Experiences

 

stimulus funding for nGV Projects

Clean Cities Program

Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program (VET), designed to curb the consumption of petroleum in the transportaion industry.  Clean Cities advances the use of alternative fuels and vehicles in a number of applications such as school buses, transit buses, airport vehicles, taxis and delivery fleets.  The program expands key infrastructure partnerships and promotes advanced technologies to the general public.

$300 million in recovery act funds have been announced for the Clean Cities program.  Funding requests must be submitted by state, local government or a metropolitan transportation authority AND a designated Clean Cities organization.

Other Funding Opportunities

 For an overview of all NGV stimulus provisions see NGVAmerica ARRA Fact Sheet.

 

General NGV Resources and publications

AGA Contact:  Charlie Fritts, (202) 824-7220, cfritts@aga.org 
                       Courtney Brown, (202) 824-7229, cbrown@aga.org 

 

 
 

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