Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Displaces 7.2 Million Gallons of Petroleum in 2015

Aug 25, 2016Clean Cities, Transportation

It’s the equivalent of eliminating greenhouse gas emissions equal to 25 million miles of driving.

Central Oklahoma drivers and fleets continue to spread the benefits of increased alternative fuel use in our communities.

“We know that the growing list of fleets switching to alternative fuels like compressed natural gas and electric vehicles is having a positive impact on air quality,” said Eric Pollard, Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coordinator. “Fleets and drivers are saving money while driving domestically produced fuels.”

Compressed natural gas (CNG), E85 (ethanol blend), biodiesel, propane, and electricity are the alternative fuels included in the survey.

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) surveyed 35 Central Oklahoma businesses, government fleet and alternative fueling station owner coalition members to determine alternative fuel usage in 2015. When combined with the Tulsa Clean Cities Coalition survey the total reaches over 11 million gallons displaced statewide.

These fuel savings efforts also prevented the production of over 17,795 tons of greenhouse gases.

clean_cities_central_okLower gasoline and diesel prices have not slowed the expansion of alternative fueling stations and vehicle options. Fleets have noted the price stability of alternative fuels as the primary reason for these continued investments.

In 2015, 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 coalition’s new goal is to increase the total by 17 percent in 2016.

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.

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