Shale Energy Law Blog
WV Natural Gas Vehicle Tax Force Report Outlines Recommendations
March 5, 2013
As reported in the Fayette Tribune, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force has released its final report on how the state can utilize its natural gas resources to reduce transportation costs and boost the local economy. The Task Force identified locations within the state that contain large concentrations of government fleet vehicles, and therefore have the greatest demand for fueling infrastructure (map). The Task force suggested tax credits for the purchase of natural gas vehicles and for private investments in the construction of fueling stations. The Task Force also recommended that the state develop programs to educate West Virginians about natural gas vehicles, including the benefits of adopting these vehicles and information on how to maintain and operate them.