Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, El Paso and Corpus Christi Lead the State
AUSTIN, Texas – Dallas County, with 3,579 vehicles and 25 stations, is the top natural gas vehicle county in the state of Texas, according to a recent survey conducted by the Texas Natural Gas Foundation (TXNG).
“As our survey indicates, Texas is making strides in replacing conventional fuels with natural gas,” said State Representative and TXNG President, Jason Isaac. “Texas has catapulted the United States to the largest producer of natural gas in the world. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas holds more than one-fourth of the nation's proved natural gas reserves.
Top Natural Gas Vehicle Counties in Texas
1. Dallas - 3,579
2. Harris (Houston) -1,825
3. El Paso - 390
4. Nueces (Corpus Christi) - 349
5. Tarrant (Fort Worth) - 287
6. Travis (Austin) - 238
7. Bexar (San Antonio) - 199
8. Collin (Plano)- 123
9. Webb (Laredo) - 84
10. Freestone - 84 (tied)
1. Harris (Houston) - 28
2. Dallas - 25
3. Tarrant (Fort Worth) - 16
4. Bexar (San Antonio) - 13
5. El Paso - 6
6. Nueces (Corpus Christi) - 5
7. Travis (Austin) - 5 (tied)
8. Midland - 3
9. Montgomery (Conroe) - 3 (tied)
10. Webb (Laredo) - 3 (tied)
“Natural gas currently supplies less than five percent of the total fuel used for transportation in the United States,” said Isaac. “We should encourage the use of Texas fuels, like natural gas, that help build our state’s roads and support our public education, while also growing our economy.”
There are currently 9,040 natural gas vehicles on Texas roads – a 27 percent increase since August 2014. Planned additions by fleets such as VIA in San Antonio and Houston Metro will soon swell that number to 10,084. Refueling stations under development will add an additional 33 stations to the state’s current 86 public fueling stations and 67 private stations.
“In a recent study, idling diesel engines emitted five times as much harmful emissions as natural gas,” said Isaac. “Whether it’s your city’s garbage trucks or the 18-wheelers on the highways, natural gas trucks provide quiet, clean transportation that relies on our abundant, domestic natural resources.”
Fleet managers interested in transitioning to natural gas or expanding their current use can find the latest information on regulatory changes and incentives at TXNG’s website, or in the organization’s free monthly newsletter.
The Texas Natural Gas Foundation provides scholarly research, education and public awareness about Texas natural gas and its vital role in energy security, economic growth and benefits to the environment. For more information, visit www.txng.org.
Natural Gas Refueling Stations in Texas
Source: Texas Natural Gas Foundation