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SoCalGas and CA Trucking Assoc. Rev Up Natural Gas Promo

| July 9, 2015

Natural Gas

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will team with the California Trucking Association (CTA), the country’s largest state trucking association, to boost awareness of natural gas and alternative fuels for heavy-duty trucking and goods movement.

The groups cited a recent report by the Consumer Federation of America which shows that fuel costs are the single largest component of transportation costs, representing over one-third of the total cost.

As transportation costs pass through to consumers, fuel is the largest component of the pass-through. Reducing transportation fuel cost benefits consumers and the resulting net savings for consumers gives them more discretionary income, which stimulates economic activity in other sectors to produce a significant positive economic multiplier.

According to SoCalGas, “Natural gas is one of the most affordable and cleanest burning alternative fuels available today.” The Department of Energy’s April 2015 alternative fuel price report shows the national average price for natural gas was $2.09/gasoline-gallon-equivalent compared to $3.06/gallon for diesel. The same report notes natural gas prices have been consistently stable for a long period of time, while gasoline and diesel prices have been volatile.

To advance its message, SoCalGas is hosting a series of free natural gas trucking workshops through November at locations in Los Angeles and San Diego.

  • September 15, 2015 6:00 p.m. San Diego Bully’s East Restaurant 2401 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA
  • October 14, 2015 6:00 p.m. Los Angeles — Downey SoCalGas Energy Resource Center 9240 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA
  • November 3, 2015 6:00 p.m. Los Angeles — Burbank Marriott Burbank Airport 2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA

Category: Commercial, LNG

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