Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) signed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to allow state and local entities to buy compressed natural gas from Clean Energy for their vehicle fleets.
Government bodies will be able to access special pricing for CNG fuel and services via the state’s procurement website, Clean Energy said in a statement.
Clean Energy said it will build CNG fueling stations and provide vehicle conversions for state and local Virginia governments seeking to use natural gas as a transportation fuel.
“Not only is this good for the government and the environment, but ultimately, it will be good for consumers and the economy as well,” said McDonnell, who signed the agreement Tuesday in Richmond, Va.
“The infrastructure created through this effort will be available to fuel passenger vehicles and other commercial fleets . . . [and] reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” he said in a statement.