Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), along with Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo, yesterday introduced its new fleet of natural gas fueled sedans. At the event, PGW was joined by energy and fleet operations experts, customers and leaders in the drive to develop NGV market in the area.
“I would like to congratulate PGW for making this decision to use compressed natural gas, an abundant, affordable, clean-burning, domestic fuel that is helping to put Pennsylvania and this country on a path to energy independence,” Abruzzo said.
As a natural gas distributor and a fleet operator, PGW is committed to supporting the introduction of natural gas technologies that benefit customers and the City. With CNG-powered vehicles, those benefits include savings by using cheaper natural gas, reducing harmful emissions by switching to a greener fuel and increasing fuel independence by harnessing domestic sources. These compelling benefits are why NGVs are increasingly seen as an important market opportunity, and why Philadelphia will soon host southeastern Pennsylvania’s eleventh CNG fueling station.
“PGW has a responsibility to bring energy efficient solutions to the City of Philadelphia,” said PGW President & CEO Craig White. “Investing in natural gas vehicles demonstrates our commitment to growing the natural gas market for Philadelphia. A vibrant NGV market not only increases savings for PGW and its customers, it also has the potential to bring new jobs to the region and more revenue to the City, while reducing harmful emissions and urban smog.”
In 2013, the DEP awarded $ 10 million in grants through its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program. PGW received $ 240,000 from the AFIG program .
Source: Philadelphia Gas Works.