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Texas natural gas vehicle numbers soar

LNG Industry,

Railroad Commissioner David Porter has announced that Texas fleets are purchasing natural gas to fuel vehicles in record numbers.

According to data from the Texan state Comptroller’s office, tax revenue from sales of CNG and LNG motor fuel totalled over US$3 million as of 31 May (for FY15).

Porter noted: “Natural gas vehicles are becoming main stream faster than expected. These collections are nearly double the amount collected last year at this time. At 15 cents per gallon equivalent, US$3 033 600 of motor fuel tax equates to the sale of 20 224 000 gallon equivalents of natural gas.

“These figures reflect the growth in natural gas refuelling infrastructure in Texas over the past year. The number of vehicles tops 7900 and the number of stations has increased by 30%, to 137, with an additional 44 coming on line in the next 12 to 18 months.”

Commissioner Porter launched the Texas Natural Gas Initiative in 2013 to encourage the adoption of natural gas fuel in the transportation and exploration and production sectors.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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