The Texas Natural Gas Foundation (TXNG) has compiled a map of the Lone Star State showing that drivers have 150 places to refuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in Texas — 44% more than the 104 stations in August 2014. Forty-one additional stations are set to open this year, adding to the state’s current 64 public fueling stations and 86 private stations.
There are also now more natural gas cars and trucks on Texas roads. According to TXNG’s fleet survey, the NGV count in Texas jumped from 7,100 in 2014 to 9,000 today – an increase of about 25%. The state is offering nearly $38 million in grants this year for fleet owners looking to convert or purchase a NGV.
“Texas fleet managers continue to recognize the importance of diversifying their fuel sources to cut costs,” says TXNG President Jason Isaac. “We should encourage the use of Texas fuels, like natural gas, that help build our state’s roads and support our public education, while growing our economy, especially when some petroleum-based fuels are coming from countries that aren’t our allies.”