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Governor announces third round of NGV grants

LNG Industry,

US Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have announced that the third round of natural gas vehicle (NGV) grants will open on 30 August 2014. The grants will provide an estimated US$ 6 million to help subsidise the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles.

Corbett commented: “Pennsylvania continues to move in the right direction by creating opportunities to convert vehicle fleets from imported oil to homegrown, clean-burning, affordable natural gas. We encourage all who are eligible for this funding to lower their operational costs and lessen our dependency on foreign oil.”

Since 2013, US$ 14 million has been awarded to 44 organisations and companies making the switch to heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and bi-fuel vehicles.

Those eligible to apply include non-profit organisations, local transportation organisations, state owned or state related universities, commonwealth or municipal authorities, for-profit companies and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Requests can be no more than 50% of the incremental purchase or retrofit cost per vehicle, with a maximum total of US$ 25,000 per vehicle.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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