Governor Fallin told those at a Conference in Tulsa the state is meeting goals to convert more vehicles to compressed natural gas and build more CNG filling stations. She says the move is good for Oklahoma and taxpayers. She also led a panel discussion with several experts in the field.
More than 500 people from across the U-S, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and New Zealand attended the Natural Gas Vehicles Conference and Expo.
More than 500 people from across the U-S and several foreign countries are in Tulsa for a conference on using natural gas as a transportation fuel. One exhibitor is Oasis from New Zealand. Manager Kevin Flint says the company makes a product that allows vehicles to be fueled with CNG quickly, much faster than earlier technology, and just about as fast as it takes to fill-up with diesel.
Governor Fallin is scheduled to give the keynote address and lead a panel discussion during the Wednesday session.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A truck stop chain has opened its first compressed natural gas facility for heavy-duty trucks in Oklahoma.
Love's Travel Stops opened the facility Monday on Interstate 40 at the Morgan Road exit in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma City-based company says the CNG filling station demonstrates its commitment to offering natural gas as an alternative fuel for the trucking industry. Love's says compressed natural gas costs about $2 less per gallon than diesel fuel, on which most big rigs run.
The City of Owasso dedicates its first Compressed Natural Gas Fueling facility.
While this is the first Owasso CNG fueling station, the uniqueness of the event is found in the facility's architecture. The city built a replica of a 1920's Shell Station that was located on Owasso's Main Street, until it was demolished in 1974. Utilizing this old style building to dispense an Oklahoma based alternative fuel brings the old together with the new, all the while helping rebuild and preserve Owasso's Main Street.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and 20 other states are asking U.S. auto manufacturers to produce compressed natural gas vehicles for state vehicle fleets.
A request for proposals for affordable and functional natural gas vehicles is part of a multistate initiative announced in November by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Fallin announced the release of the request on Tuesday.
Thirteen states signed the original agreement to purchase CNG vehicles for use in state fleets. Eight other states have signed on since then.