As I’m making my daily rounds on the web, there are few subjects that come across my news feed more often than natural gas vehicles (NGV). The messages about the positive benefits surrounding NGV’s are abundant. In fact, those benefits are so positive that a bill, H.R. 1622, written by Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK), passed last week by an overwhelming 393-35 vote.
H.R. 1622 authorizes the Department of Energy to spend $30 million annually for a five-year period on research and development for natural gas vehicles.
Some highlights from our press release on H.R. 1622 and the benefits of NGV’s include:
- Natural gas vehicles reduce carbon monoxide emissions by 70 percent and nitrogen oxide by nearly 90 percent when compared to most gasoline-powered vehicles.
- Natural gas is available in extremely large quantities in the United States, with 100 years of supply of natural gas available today and new technologies coming online that have the power to unearth enough gas to supply the country for much longer. Video from the Potential Gas Committee press event here.
- Natural gas costs one-third less than conventional gasoline at the pump.
You can read the full release about the legislation promoting natural gas vehicles here. You can also visit our friends at Natural Gas Vehicles for America.
If you have an NGV, feel free to leave a comment below on your experience.