FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 052416
CNG Cross-Country Road Rally Begins in Long Beach on May 30
On Monday, May 30, three CNG-powered vehicles will depart from Long Beach on a cross-country rally to demonstrate that there are enough CNG stations in the United States to provide fuel for the 3,144-mile trip. The public is invited to the free kick-off ceremony at 10:00 am, at the Long Beach Gas and Oil fueling station, 2400 E. Spring Street.
“Long Beach fully supports the increased use of alternative fuels, and we’re excited to promote the viability of natural gas vehicles and infrastructure by sponsoring this rally,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We know from experience that increased use of natural gas over other fossil fuels reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality.”
The kick-off event for the CNG From Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally will feature static displays of compressed natural gas vehicles in use in the City of Long Beach, and a short presentation.
“Looking to the future, we are committed to promoting natural gas uses for homes, businesses, and as a clean-burning and economical fuel source for an ever growing natural gas vehicle infrastructure,” said Bob Dowell, Director, Long Beach Gas and Oil.
The road rally is designed to inform and educate the American public on the benefits of natural gas vehicles (NGV) and the natural gas fueling infrastructure. Rally vehicles will make 13 media stops along the way, and will be joined by other CNG vehicles before the rally ends in Washington, D.C., on June 10, 2016
The American Public Gas Association, American Gas Association, and NGV America are the presenting sponsors of the CNG From Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally.