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From Sea to Shining Sea
NGV Road Rally: Take 2
The second annual From Sea to Shining Sea NGV Road
Rally across America came to a successful conclusion in
Washington, D.C., on Friday, June 16. This year's 18-stop,
4,825-mile cross-country rally encompassed an entire west coastto-east coast run plus several additional routes throughout the U.S.,
that all tied into the final event destination.
The 2017 road rally was built upon last
year's triumphant 13-media stop event
orchestrated by then-APGA Natural Gas
Vehicle (NGV) Committee Chairman, Pat
Riley, who is General Manager of Gibson
County Utility District. While serving as
Chair on the Tennessee Gas Association
(TGA) NGV Committee, Pat had been
doing outreach in various marketing
development venues, such as compressed
natural gas (CNG) expos, when he came
to the conclusion that he needed a new
medium to communicate the industry's
pro-job, pro-America and pro-natural gas
messaging to reach a greater audience
while still providing state legislators,

who were well versed on the benefits of
natural gas, an innovative opportunity to
meet stakeholders and the general public
to discuss important energy issues and
concerns. After adding a well-received
five-stop statewide CNG across Tennessee
road rally to his resume, Pat - with the
approval and support of APGA and his
employer - rolled out a successful national
CNG road rally.
This year, Pat Riley passed the baton
to me. Being asked to quarterback this
event seemed logical. In addition to
APGA, the other presenting sponsors
were the American Gas Association
and NGVAmerica (NGVA). I had served
for six years in market development
for NGVAmerica and during this time
organized several large, lots-of-movingparts member-type events. I am wellversed in NGVs and infrastructure, know
the associations' membership well and
have assisted the association with their
messaging and market development
efforts. Prior to working with NGV
technology, I spent two years in hydrogen
(with a 20 percent H2 - 80 percentCH4
transportation fuel known as Hythane)
and also started a technology company
that made the Inc., 500, being highlighted

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as one of the fastest growing, privatelyheld companies in the U.S. for three
consecutive years.
With respect to each media stop, Pat
Riley had created a proven template to
ensure that the host sites accomplished
several goals:
* Create a celebratory atmosphere;
* Provide a venue to present awards to
state officials and stakeholders who
champion NGV issues;
* Serve to educate attendees on NGVs'
value proposition;
* Prove that NGV range anxiety is a myth;
and,
* Garner positive media attention.
In the spirit of "if it ain't broken, why fix
it?" the same formula was applied. There
were, however, a few tweaks. This year, the
$2.9 billion VW Environmental Mitigation
Trust Fund was a prominent talking point
since NGVs are the most cost-effective
use of funds for clean transportation
projects and play a critical role in solving
our country's worst emission challenges.
We took this opportunity to get the
word out that NGVs can be cleaner than
electric vehicles (EV) in many instances.
In addition to CNG-fueled technology,
vehicles and infrastructure, this year's rally
exposed attendees to two LCNG fueling
stations. Also two renewable natural gas
(RNG) host sites were showcased: In Fair
Oaks, Ind., ampCNG highlighted their
renewable dairy fuel (RDF) by using cow
manure to power the transportation
vehicles delivering milk; and in Atlanta,
DeKalb County Department of Sanitation
spent time educating attendees and
the media on the benefits of taking
methane (leakage) from their landfill,
cleaning it up and removing water, then



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of THE SOURCE - Fall 2017

First Person
APGA Events
A Conversation with an APGA Member: Southeast Gas
Update on DOE’s Furnace Rule
The Second Annual NGV Road Rally
Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and How it Affects the Direct-Use of Natural Gas
APGA Strategic Planning: What’s Next?
Growing Revenue Without Capital - Combined Heat and Power
APGA Endorses Leading Home Repair Provider
Legislative Outlook
The Pipeline
Marketing Matters
At Last
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THE SOURCE - Fall 2017 - A Conversation with an APGA Member: Southeast Gas
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THE SOURCE - Fall 2017 - Update on DOE’s Furnace Rule
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THE SOURCE - Fall 2017 - Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and How it Affects the Direct-Use of Natural Gas
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THE SOURCE - Fall 2017 - APGA Strategic Planning: What’s Next?
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THE SOURCE - Fall 2017 - Growing Revenue Without Capital - Combined Heat and Power
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THE SOURCE - Fall 2017 - Legislative Outlook
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THE SOURCE - Fall 2017 - The Pipeline
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THE SOURCE - Fall 2017 - Marketing Matters
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