VA Gov Bob McDonnell Touts Propane & CNG

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell kicked off his third annual Governor’s Conference on Energy this morning by officially beginning his state fleet’s transition to alternative fuels. Governor McDonnell began the event by signing partner agreements as well as a memorandum of understanding to switch state fleet vehicles to a mix of propane autogas and compressed natural gas (CNG). A propane autogas cruiser from the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office and a propane-powered ROUSH CleanTech Ford F250 was on display during the conference.

Steve McCoy of Alliance AutoGas, representatives from Clean Energy and CNG proponent Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin witnessed the signing of the momentous executive directive, which requires all state agencies to develop an alternative fuel replacement plan. McCoy was joined at the event by fellow Alliance AutoGas representative in Virginia Tripp Greene and Alliance AutoGas partner John Phillips of Phillips Energy, as well as Chelsea Jenkins of ROUSH.

The propane autogas conversions will be handled by Alliance AutoGas and ROUSH CleanTech. The two companies will also provide OEM autogas vehicles for the Commonwealth. In addition, Alliance AutoGas will provide fueling infrastructure for state fleets transitioning to autogas.

2 thoughts on “VA Gov Bob McDonnell Touts Propane & CNG

  1. LP and CNG have been used as a motor fuel for many years. I used it in my ford trucks in the 70s and many farmers used it in tractors,trucks and family cars before that. The sad part is how polititions managed to regulate it untill the cost of permits made it impossable to continue using these fuels. My equipment is sitting in my barn today but I doubt if I will ever be able to put it back in service.
    Just proves most elected officals are in someones pocket for the money.

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