Michael G. Malloy/Transport Topics
DALLAS — A Texas state lawmaker said he backs incentives that increase the use of natural gas and other alternative transportation fuels.
“We’re always going to have gasoline and diesel vehicles, but looking at alternative clean forms of transportation is the right thing to do,” Jason Isaac said May 7 at the ACT Expo here.
“We’re reducing the costs of those vehicles to spur economic development in Texas and use our alternative fuels that we have so much of,” said Isaac, a Republican who represents parts of two central Texas counties.
The Texas Legislature debated several bills this week, including one that would reduce the per-gallon state fuel tax on liquefied natural gas, he said.
The state’s current tax on LNG and compressed natural gas, at 15 cents per gallon equivalent, are a nickel below its diesel and gasoline taxes.