Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Natural Gas Vehicles Take the Hill

Vehicles Powered by Clean, American Natural Gas (NGVs) "Take the Hill" Today!

Natural gas-powered vehicles from around the country took the hill today to help educate the public about the benefits and potential of clean, American natural gas. Vehicles provided by companies included Ryder System, Inc.; the Vehicle Production Group, Inc.; BAF Technologies; IMPCO Automotive; Westport; General Motors Corp.; Washington Gas; Kenworth; Dillon Transport; Navistar; and others.

T. Boone Pickens, renowned entrepreneur and long-time advocate of natural gas, urged Congressional leaders and fellow Americans "to look to America's clean, abundant and affordable natural gas reserves as the key to our energy future."

"Natural gas is affordable, abundant and American. It costs one-third less to fill up with natural gas than gasoline and, maybe more importantly, we have enough natural gas in the U.S. to meet our energy needs for the next 100 years. On top of that, if we start making cars and trucks that run on natural gas, there's the potential to create over a half a million American jobs. Today's event is a great opportunity for members of Congress and the public to get a first-hand look at what's possible here and now," said Congressman John Larson, the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

The event began at 8:00 this morning and ran until noon,from the Capitol in front of the National Museum of the American Indian (300 block of Maryland Ave., SW, between 3rd St, and Independence Ave., SW).

Congratulations to T. Boone Pickens and participants in today's event!

To read more about the demonstration click here or follow T. Boone Pickens on twitter @pickensplan.

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