The Norman Transcript

September 26, 2013

Gov. Fallin applauds county’s CNG efforts

By Jessica Bruha
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Gov. Mary Fallin congratulated the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners on Thursday for their purchase of two Compressed Natural Gas vehicles.

Cleveland County is the first county to commit and purchase CNG powered vehicles which will save the county money in the long run. Commissioner Darry Stacy said money spent on the trucks will be recovered in about two years.

The vehicles also do not cost as much to service and they have a longer lifespan which will add to the savings, he said.

“I’m excited that Oklahoma is leading the way,” Fallin said.

The governor said as the demand of CNG vehicles rise, more jobs will be created which will generate more money for the state as well. It is an initiative that she has been pitching to the President, she said, adding that it could save the federal government a tremendous amount of money as well.

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