SoCalGas Promotes Natural Gas at World Agricultural Expo


Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will participate in the World Agricultural Expo in Tulare, Calif., this week with a theme of “Natural Gas is Clean, Renewable and Affordable.”

The utility says its display theme will highlight the important role natural gas plays in California’s clean energy future. Visitors to the SoCalGas exhibit booth will learn about the benefits of natural gas by taking the “SoCalGas Challenge,” a series of five stations including information on residential energy efficiency programs, business energy efficiency programs, customer assistance programs, natural gas vehicles and renewable energy. A heavy-duty natural gas truck will also be part of the SoCalGas display.

“Our display at the World Agricultural Expo is a way for SoCalGas to show how natural gas can help the state achieve its climate goals in a way that is affordable for all Californians,” says Sharon Tomkins, vice president of customer solutions and strategy at SoCalGas. “The San Joaquin Valley’s agricultural and dairy industries, which can produce renewable fuels, uniquely positions the region to play a large role in attaining those goals.”

Last year, SoCalGas began offering renewable natural gas at its fueling stations. The utility also rolled out a new “try before you buy” leasing program for heavy-duty fleet owners interested in switching from diesel to natural gas.

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