Natural Gas Vehicles in our Lives
Posted: May 20, 2012
The production and abundance of natural gas in Pennsylvania and in North America as well as the lower natural gas costs are helping to spur on the use of natural gas in transportation. The United States currently ranks 17th in the world for the number of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV), but is expected to mushroom in growth due to these proven reserves and low costs. What does this mean for the Commonwealth and what is involved in increasing natural gas for transportation?
“Natural Gas Vehicles: The Road Ahead in Pennsylvania” is a day-long seminar where clean-air/clean-transportation advocates, industry stakeholders, fleet managers and policymakers can learn the fundamentals of using natural gas as a transportation fuel, network with other NGV stakeholders, and discuss opportunities and challenges to greater adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel. The day will begin with an overview of the current natural gas market and discuss what is currently taking place with NGV in Pennsylvania and the northeast. Background information on the science of natural gas as a fuel will provide insight when discussing what is involved in natural gas engines and conversions for homeowners, private and public fleets. Access to natural gas fueling stations and options available will be covered by an expert panel. Lead planners will look at community models in Texas and programs in the northeast.
This dynamic seminar will be held Monday, June 11th at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Rd., Center Valley, PA 18034. The program will begin at 9:00 AM and wrap up at 4:00 PM. The day-long event is $149 per person and includes breaks and lunch. A limited number of scholarships will be available, courtesy of America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA). Please contact Carol Loveland to apply for a scholarship. Pre-registration is required by June 6th. Registration will be handled online at http://agsci.psu.edu/natural-gas-vehicles or by calling toll-free 877-489-1EXT. Questions regarding the program content may be referred to Carol Loveland or to Dave Messersmith