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Senator Casey Wants to Promote Propane Fueled Vehicles

 Smith Dairy, a regional, family-owned dairy, is switching its 200-truck fleet to natural gas burning vehicles. The company opened up their fueling station to the public. Cost is about $1.90 per gallon equivalent.

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Smith Dairy, a regional, family-owned dairy in Ohio, is switching its 200-truck fleet to natural gas burning vehicles. The company opened up their fueling station to the public. Cost is about $1.90 per gallon equivalent.

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey plans to introduce legislation that would make it easier to run trucks and busses on natural gas. The Clean Vehicle Corridors Act tries to remove one of the largest obstacles to fueling cars and trucks with natural gas — the lack of fueling infrastructure. The bill would help create refueling stations on federal highways for compressed natural gas, liquified natural gas, and propane. The bill would also allow states to open up HOV lanes to natural gas fueled cars.

Sen. Casey is also introducing the Natural Gas Energy and Alternative Rewards Act to extend tax credits for propane gas vehicles and refueling stations.

Using funds from Act 13, Pennsylvania is in the process of distributing $10 million worth of grants to non-profits, businesses and municipalities that either purchase or convert their vehicles to run on natural gas.

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