Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is holding its first natural gas-fueled vehicles summit today, in Cumberland County.
The session provides information on how to apply for $20 million in state grants that go toward the purchase of natural gas-fueled fleet trucks. Companies or local governments purchasing CNG vehicles are eligible for up to $25,000-per-vehicle. The goal, according to Governor Corbett, is to expand the number of natural gas-fueled cars and trucks on the road, in order to build up demand for the gas being extracted from the Marcellus Shale.
The money comes from the new drilling impact fee, which generated more than $200 million this year.
Can’t make today’s session? You can always try again next month in Williamsport, as the Sun-Gazette reports:
The state Department of Environmental Protection will hold a natural gas vehicle seminar Oct. 17 at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
It is among several meetings being held statewide to to help municipal and commercial fleet owners make informed decisions about converting their fleets to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.
Revenue from the impact fees assessed on unconventional wells is to be used to promote the fleet conversions.