COLUMBUS, GA, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Liberty Utilities Co. today
announced plans to add 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its
Georgia fleet by the end of 2014. The vehicles will be rolled out as
part of a pilot program with the official kick-off being held at
Liberty Utilities Columbus office today. A "Fuel Up and Fill Up"
luncheon will feature a close-up look at newly branded CNG trucks,
fueling station demonstrations and an opportunity to learn more about
the benefits of CNG technology.
Consumer interest in CNG vehicles continues to grow as a result of
public concern over high gasoline prices, dependence on foreign-oil
imports, climate change and air quality. According to America's Natural
Gas Alliance, natural gas vehicles emit up to 30% less CO2 emissions
than their gasoline and diesel burning counterparts, improving air
quality and reducing greenhouse gases.
"There is a considerable focus across the nation to leverage the
abundant, reliable and clean-burning natural gas resource in day-to-day
operations," said Roger Garms, President, Liberty Utilities Georgia.
"I'm proud to say, at Liberty Utilities, we're taking a leadership role
and doing what we can to make natural gas vehicles an important part of
our transportation mix."
"CNG is a bridging fuel to a low-carbon future," said Joel Ames, Sr.
Manager of Customer Care, Liberty Utilities Georgia. "It's the right
step for us, for our customers and for our planet."
Liberty Utilities plans to expand the CNG fleet into additional
locations across eight states including: Arizona, Arkansas, California,
Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire and Texas.
About Liberty Utilities
Liberty Utilities is a regulated water, natural gas and electric
transmission and distribution utility, delivering responsive and
reliable essential services to nearly half a million customers across
the United States. With a local approach to management, service and
support, we deliver efficient, dependable services to meet the needs of
our customers. Liberty Utilities provides a superior customer
experience through walk-in customer centers, locally focused
conservation and energy efficiency initiatives, and programs for
businesses and residential customers. We measure our performance in
terms of service reliability, an enjoyable customer experience and an
unwavering dedication to public and workplace safety. Liberty Utilities
currently operates in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois,
Iowa, Missouri, New Hampshire and Texas. For more information, please
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