NGVAmerica and Trade Allies Express Continued Support for DGE Standard
On Thursday, NGVAmerica was joined by eight other trade allies representing natural gas interests as well as fuel retailers, truck providers, and vehicle users. The letter was addressed to the chairs of the four regional weights and measures associations. The regional associations are meeting over the course of next several weeks to plan for next year. The regional meetings will include discussion of whether to support retaining issues, like the diesel gallon equivalent, that are currently on the agenda of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM). Our request to the regional associations is that they support retaining the DGE as a voting item. The earliest the DGE can be voted on is next summer in Denver when the NCWM meets for its annual meeting. The other purpose of our letter was to signal that our organizations support the DGE standard and will be continuing our efforts to seek its adoption. The other organizations included on the letter were the American Gas Association, American Public Gas Association, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, American Trucking Association, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Truck Stop Operators, Society of Independent Gas Marketers of America, and Truck Renting and Leasing Association.