Gov. Bobby Jindal recognizes the opportunity of utilizing Louisiana’s own natural gas as a transportation fuel. His recent actions underscore his commitment to developing the natural gas fuels market for the benefit of Louisiana and the country’s energy future.
By recently joining 12 of his fellow governors to encourage the use of state fleet compressed natural gas vehicles, and by encouraging automakers to make them affordable, Gov. Jindal is creating substantial demand for Louisiana’s natural gas.
Gov. Jindal’s leadership stems from his history of successful private and public partnerships in the CNG market. Under the governor’s watch, Louisiana passed Act 469, one of the strongest demand-stimulating pieces of CNG legislation in the country.
The governor’s current initiative stands to further develop the natural gas market, lower fuel costs and make use of our country’s natural gas glut.
From a local perspective, the governor’s actions are even more strategic: more natural gas demand means more drilling, more investment in Louisiana, more high quality jobs and more local tax revenue.
And ultimately, CNG’s affordability makes smart business sense.
We applaud the governor for his work promoting a resource so important to our state’s economy, and appreciate his work establishing Louisiana as the model for energy innovation.
Kevin McCotter vice president corporate development
Chesapeake Energy Corp.