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Feb 25 2015

Strengthening Fuel Competition in Tennessee

Feb 25, 2015

We’re making progress! There are now over 1,600 natural gas refueling stations in the U.S. – double the amount in 2009.

In Tennessee, State Senator John Stevens and State Representative Curtis Halford have introduced legislation that will strengthen fuel competition by allowing natural gas to be sold in what is known as Diesel or Gasoline Gallon Equivalents (the shorthand is DGE or GGE). The move would help customers see how natural gas stacks up against gasoline or diesel on price.

At the same time, our friends in Washington, DC are working with an outfit called the National Conference of Weights and Measures to build support for a DGE and GGE standard. Unfortunately, many within the organization are demanding that the sale of natural gas be calculated in kilograms.

Rep. Halford’s bill (HB 1167) and Sen. Stevens’ bill (SB 1172) will make it a state law to allow Americans to buy their fuel using American measures.

We will continue to monitor the progress of this legislation and thank you for your continued interest in America’s energy future.

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Feb 24 2015

T. Boone Pickens statement on Keystone Pipeline veto

Feb 24, 2015

For all his talk about the future, President Obama’s decision to veto the Keystone pipeline shows a dangerously short-sighted view on energy.

Killing Keystone won’t reduce carbon emissions one bit.

The oil will be used either way. It’ll just get shipped across Canada by train, then shipped to China instead of the United States.

President Obama knows that – it was in the State Department report – but it looks like he’d rather go along with his base than explain to them why they’ve got the wrong idea.

Americans want an energy plan, instead they get politics.

And pandering comes at a price.

Killing Keystone will hurt our economy. It’ll mean fewer construction and refining jobs, and higher energy prices for American families.

It weakens America’s energy security while strengthening China.

And it’s a big setback for our relationship with Canada, and the possibility of a North American Energy Alliance.

Reducing pollution is a big part of securing America’s energy future. To get there, we need to be smart about how we use ALL our resources, and we need more leaders and fewer politicians.

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Feb 11 2015

We’re making progress in Mississippi!

Feb 11, 2015

We’re making progress! There are now over 1,600 natural gas refueling stations in the U.S. – double the amount in 2009.

In Mississippi, State Senator Dean Kirby and State Representative Mike Baker have introduced legislation that will strengthen fuel competition by allowing natural gas to be sold in what is known as Diesel or Gasoline Gallon Equivalents (the shorthand is DGE or GGE). The move would help customers see how natural gas stacks up against gasoline or diesel on price.

At the same time, our friends in Washington, DC are working with an outfit called the National Conference of Weights and Measures to build support for a DGE and GGE standard. Unfortunately, many within the organization are demanding that the sale of natural gas be calculated in kilograms.

Rep. Baker’s bill (HB 443) and Sen. Kirby’s bill (SB 2355) will make it a state law to allow Americans to buy their fuel using American measures.

We will continue to monitor the progress of this legislation and thank you for your continued interest in America’s energy future.

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