“Through CNG, we can be more responsible to our citizens by saving money and supporting an industry that is so important to our state. We look forward to realizing the potential of this public-private partnership in the long term. In addition, we see great opportunities for expansion with public entities such as our School Board and our University, as well as members of the private sector,” said Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel.
Moreover, the largest Cherokee federally recognized tribe in the United States has started building a natural gas fuelling station on its Tribal Complex along Highway 62 south of Tahlequah, in Oklahoma. The facility is estimated to cost approximately USD 800,000 awarded through the Department of Energy’s stimulus funding. Cherokee Nation also plans to acquire its own NGVs in the future.
“We hope that by building a CNG fuelling station, we can encourage use of CNG vehicles by the public and large organizations,” said Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs director Bobby Short. “The strategy behind the network of stations is that providing easier access to natural gas will eventually influence automakers to manufacture more CNG-ready vehicles.”
Source: Cherokee Phoenix / Louisiana Department of Natural Resources