Friday, January 27, 2012

President Obama Showcases NGV Project

President Obama Showcases Natural Gas Vehicle Project Organized by GNA. President Obama spoke yesterday at the UPS Las Vegas South facility. UPS and the South Coast Air Quality Management District received over $14 million to provide "for three liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations and the deployment of 150 heavy-duty natural gas trucks."
In the 2012 State of the Union address delivered to members of Congress just two days earlier, the President reinforced that "the development of natural gas will create jobs and power trucks and factories that are cleaner and cheaper, proving that we don't have to choose between our environment and our economy." His visit to the UPS facility underscores how natural gas transportation technologies, domestic energy, and a commitment to investing in U.S. infrastructure are key elements in the foundation of a successful economic recovery. This specific project has directly led to the creation of 117 American jobs and is eliminating 1.25 million gallons of petroleum use per year, replacing it with cleaner burning, domestically-produced natural gas.

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