Annual Fuel Report
“It’s the equivalent of eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from nearly 25 million miles of driving”
— Eric W. Pollard, Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coordinator
Central Oklahoma drivers and fleets continue to spread the benefits of increased alternative fuel use and fuel savings efforts in our communities.
“Alternative fuels are Oklahoma fuels,” said Eric Pollard, Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coordinator. “Increased alternative fuel use and fuel savings efforts support our economy, cleaner air, and our energy security.”
Biodiesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), E85 (ethanol blend), electricity, and propane are the alternative fuels included in the survey.
Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) Central Oklahoma Clean Cities staff surveyed 35 Central Oklahoma businesses, government fleet, and alternative fueling station owners to determine alternative fuel usage in 2017. When combined with the Tulsa Clean Cities Coalition survey the total reaches over 13.75 million gallons displaced statewide last year.
These fuel savings efforts also prevented the production of over 9,544 tons of greenhouse gases.
In 2016, the state reached a legislative goal of having a public fast-fill CNG station on every 100 miles of interstate within Oklahoma. In 2016, there will be over 100 public fast-fill stations available to the state’s fleets and drivers. Availability of propane fueling stations, electric vehicle charging stations, and E85 (ethanol) stations also continues to increase in our state.
The Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coalition has been recognized in the last three years for large increases in E85 and propane fleet fuel usage.
At least four electric vehicle fast charging stations have been slated for construction along Oklahoma interstate corridors from Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating settlement funds. There has been an 87% increase in registered electric vehicles in the state.
The coalition’s goal is to increase the total by 17 percent in 2018.
Read a summary of the report here.
Central Oklahoma Clean Cities is a U.S. Dept. of Energy designated alternative fuels public and private stakeholder coalition at the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments. Over the last 20 years, coalition stakeholders have displaced nearly 38 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel with alternative fuels and fuel saving efforts.
Eric W. Pollard
Clean Cities Program Coordinator
Transportation and Planning Services