The Wyoming state legislature's Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee green-lighted two measures this week that could potentially provide a boost to the state's alternative fuel vehicles sector.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that one bill would mandate state agencies and school districts to buy vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Fleet replacements would need to be at least 50% CNG, but the bill does include language noting that the requirements would apply only if refueling was available near a given municipality. Also, both dedicated and bi-fuel CNG vehicles would be acceptable.
Another bill specifically targets adding incentives for CNG refueling infrastructure into state loan programs. Right now, there are four public-access CNG stations in Wyoming, and three more are scheduled to come online soon.
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