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 visit www.LibertyUtilities.com.
SOURCE: Liberty Utilities
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