“Natural gas has created tens of thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania and can generate hundreds of thousands more in this country once we have developed the right infrastructure,” Governor Corbett said. “I am pleased to work with Governors Hickenlooper, Fallin and Mead to improve our nation’s energy security.”
The states have agreed to work toward switching their vehicle fleets to cleaner-burning natural gas. They will also promote cost parity for consumers seeking to purchase NGVs by aggregating their states’ purchases of vehicles.
The memorandum notes the four governors’ concern that more than 60 percent of the nation’s oil, a majority of which is used as transportation fuel, is imported. “Pennsylvania has always led on energy issues, and I am pleased that we will continue to lead by fostering demand for this abundant, clean-burning and domestic resource,” added Corbett.
Source: State of Pennsylvania