Oil and gas industry leaders to host workshop on natural gas vehicles

Jessica  Rodrigo By Jessica Rodrigo

April 8, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.
Updated April 7, 2014 at 11:08 p.m.

Experts and business leaders are moving toward the use of natural gas vehicles, according to the Rail Road Commission.

Industry professionals, the city of Victoria Environmental Services and Bill Epling of the University of Houston-Victoria will visit the Victoria Public Library to host an informational workshop, open to the public, about the benefits and use of natural gas in vehicles and in the field.

Guest speakers include representatives from Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Pioneer Natural Resources, Apache Corporation and others.

The workshop's goal is to teach public and private entities, area schools, fleet managers and city officials about alternative fuel, said Susan Shifflett, marketing coordinator at Railroad Commission of Texas.

"Natural gas is critical for Texas," she said. "It's good for the environment, and it reduces our dependence on foreign oil."

Those who attend the workshop will learn about case studies, how to fuel and refuel vehicles, tax incentives and other benefits from using natural gases in work and everyday use.

The workshop is free and will include lunch. For more information or to reserve a seat for the workshop, call Shifflett at 713-628-9915 or email susan.shifflett@rrc.state.tx.us.



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