Bill to encourage use of natural gas vehicles

By Zack Koppang, Shale Plays Media.

North Dakota lawmakers have introduced a bill that will provide incentives to vehicles powered by natural gas and the required fueling stations, reports The Bismarck Tribune.

If passed, House Bill 1446 would set aside $1 million for sharing the costs of the construction of natural gas fueling stations and $3 million for helping to convert vehicles to utilize natural gas rather than diesel fuel or gasoline. Robert Moffitt of North Dakota Clean Cities Coalition, an organization that advocates the use of natural gas as a fuel source, said, “I think it’s a terrific step forward in North Dakota realizing its potential for natural gas vehicles.”