NGVAmerica Sits on NGV Panel at Pennsylvania Energy Industry Event
NGVAmerica and four of its member companies—Clean Energy, CP Industries, FCA US (Fiat Chrysler) and UPS—participated on an NGV panel at a meeting convened by Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai. Vetrans/Vetaxi also participated on the panel and addressed how the company employs veterans to drive taxis powered by CNG. In addition to Speaker Turzai, there were in attendance a dozen state representatives from western Pennsylvania. The state representatives were seated opposite panelists and engaged in back and forth Q&A sessions following prepared remarks.
The event, “Broadening the Energy Industry in Pennsylvania: Downstream Benefits of Natural Gas and Our Economy & Community,” addressed the significant economic opportunities presented by using more low-cost natural gas in Pennsylvania. Given the oil and gas development in the Marcellus region, state lawmakers in Pennsylvania have been exploring a variety of policies related to the industry. The NGV panel addressed steps businesses are taking to expand the market for natural gas as a transportation fuel and also how incentives and state policies are impacting our industry. NGVAmerica’s Jeff Clarke provided an overview of state policies from around the country and discussed the many different ways that states can encourage investments in NGVs.