Rep. Moul Tours Centre Co. Transit Station in State College
10/8/2010

Lawmaker sees how natural gas industry could benefit public transportation 

Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) toured the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) in State College today to learn more about the potential use of compressed natural gas (CNG) in fleet vehicles. 

Moul, who supports Marcellus Works, a package of legislation that proposes to create jobs and boost demand for CNG stemming from the Marcellus Shale, said the plan would transition state government vehicles from gasoline to CNG and would offer tax incentives to encourage private auto fleets in Pennsylvania to use CNG. 

“The Marcellus Shale presents us with economic benefits that we are only just beginning to realize,” said Moul.  “This fuel is abundant in Pennsylvania and it burns cleaner than gasoline and other liquid fuels.  We would become the first state in the country to convert government fleet vehicles to CNG, and once the infrastructure is in place to support passenger vehicles, this industry is going to take off.” 

Moul said he is encouraged by the large number of jobs that are expected to be created to build the gas drilling infrastructure and to extract the gas.  He said the gas industry will also bring jobs and boost sales in the hotel, restaurant and retail industries to name a few. 

Rep. Dan Moul
91st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(717) 334-3010
(717) 783-5217
Member Site: 
RepMoul.com
Contact:  Donna M. Pinkham
(717) 260-6452
Caucus Site: 
PAHouseGOP.com

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