Grants Available to Develop Natural Gas Fueling Network in Texas

| USA, Houston TX

Grant applications accepted until April 16, 2012, 5:00 p.m. CST

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has made up to $4.5 million in grants available to eligible individuals, businesses, and governmental entities to support the development of a network of natural gas vehicle fueling stations to serve as a foundation for a self-sustaining market for natural gas vehicles in Texas.

The TCEQ Clean Transportation Triangle grants are part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, and are offered to eligible entities that intend to build natural gas fueling stations along the interstate highways connecting Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Fort Worth.  These fueling stations must be located no more than three miles from the interstate highways and must be made available to the public.

CTT program goals include ensuring that natural gas vehicles purchased, leased or otherwise commercially financed, or re-powered under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program have access to fuel; and building the foundation for a self-sustaining market for natural gas vehicles in Texas.

Grants are offered to eligible applicants, with preference to be given to stations providing both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) at a single location; and stations located not more than one mile from an interstate highway system.

Additional information is available from the TCEQ website.

(This article compiled using information from a TCEQ press release)

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