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More News on Promotion of Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles

The NAT Gas Act has been introduced in the U.S. Senate, as S. 1408, sponsored by Senators Robert Menendez, D-NJ, and Orrin Hatch, R-UT. The Act provides incentives for increased use of vehicles powered by natural gas. It was previously introduced in the House as H.R. 1835. The Act increases the tax credit for purchasing natural gas vehicles and provides incentives for installation of natural gas fueling stations.

Freightliner, a large truck maker, announced its first natural gas-powered truck model. The company claims that the truck will save $6,000 per year in fuel and maintenance costs.

Clean Energy Fuels Corporation last week opened what it says is the world’s largest natural gas truck fueling station, in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.

It appears that someone is listening to Boone Pickens.

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