MEDIA ADVISORY: Area Fleets Learn About Natural Gas Refueling Options to Save Money and Maintain Austin’s Air Quality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    October 6, 2015     

 

CONTACT: Heather Ball
PHONE: 512-484-8535
heather@txng.org

MEDIA ADVISORY: Area Fleets Learn About Natural Gas Refueling Options to Save Money and Maintain Austin’s Air Qualit

What: Natural Gas Lunch-N-Learn for Austin Area Fleets 

Who: State Representative Jason Isaac, president of the Texas Natural Gas Foundation will emcee the event. Austin-area fleets already using natural gas, including the Texas Department of Transportation, the City of Austin and Meals on Wheels, will give straight “no vinegar, no salt” talks on their experience.  CNG 4 America will discuss dispersed refueling options for natural gas vehicles.

Purpose: To acquaint area fleets with the cost-savings available by transitioning to natural gas, as well as the incentives they are eligible for.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 7th, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.  A tour of Sunrise MiniMart/CNG 4 America Refueling Facility (907 E. St Johns Ave, Building #2 78752) follows after lunch.

Where: Austin Community College/Highland Business Center, Room 201/ 5930 Middle Fiskville Road/ Austin, TX 78752

AUSTIN – Area fleets will sample some of Austin's best barbecue while learning about a refueling solution that may address some of their needs for dispersed refueling for natural gas. They'll also learn about the latest incentives to help them make the transition, and new maintenance and training programs for natural gas offered by Austin Community College.


After lunch, there will be a tour of the first public natural gas station north of Lake Austin at Sunrise Mini Mart's CNG station.  There will be a 71-passenger, Type C natural gas school bus on display.

Latest motor fuel tax figures from the Texas Comptroller show Texas natural gas sales for vehicles continue to climb.  Tax collections as of August 31 are up 79 percent over the same period last year, and have quadrupled compared to two years ago.  

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