NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association (APGA), and the American Gas Association (AGA) announced their 2nd Annual ‘From Sea-to-Shining-Sea’ NGV Road Rally Across America. The two-week June event highlights the benefits of using natural gas in transportation and the variety of vehicles available that operate on natural gas.

“No other alternative fuel offers as many vehicles to meet the needs of consumers and fleets than natural gas,” NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski said.  “This year’s event will showcase a variety of vehicles operating on clean-burning CNG, LNG, and RNG over multiple stops throughout the country.”

This year’s 18-stop, 4,825-mile journey starts outside of Long Beach, California, on Monday, June 5, and concludes in Washington, D.C., on Friday, June 16. Event media stops in between include:

  • Tolleson, AZ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Conway, AR
  • Dickson, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Newport News, VA

Other rally events that tie into the main route will be held in:

  • Houston, TX
  • Leesville, LA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Spartanburg, SC

A separate spur will also make its way to Washington, DC, via:

  • Fair Oaks, IN
  • Wixom, MI
  • Columbus, OH
  • York, PA

“The West-Coast-to-East-Coast road rally not only dispels the myth of NGV ‘range anxiety’ but will also draw media attention to the historic VW settlement program,” said event coordinator Tom Sheehan. “Every stop will serve to educate states on how NGVs are the most cost-effective use of funds for clean transportation projects as part of the $2.9 billion VW settlement.”

Each Drive NatGas road rally stop includes food, a variety of NGVs, award ceremonies and educational opportunities. Attendees will include state and local government officials and policymakers, the media, NGV customers and advocates, industry stakeholders, DOE Clean Cities coordinators, as well as the public.

The following organizations are sponsors of this year's event:

Agility Fuel Solutions, ampCNG, ANGI Energy Systems, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp, Atlanta Gas Light, Blue Bird Corporation, Blue Energy Fuels, Carolinas Public Gas Association, CenterPoint Energy, City of Richmond - Dept of Public Utilities, Clean Energy Fuels Corp, Clean Fuels Michigan, CNG Cylinders International, Cummins Westport Inc, DeKalb County Government, DTE Energy, EVO CNG, Gibson County Utility District, Greater Dickson Gas Authority, Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, Knoxville Utilities Board, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), Norwich Clean Cities, Okaloosa Gas District, Oklahoma One-Call, Ozinga Energy, Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition, Piedmont Natural Gas, Precision Fitting and Gauge/Precision CNG, Sevier County Utility District, Sheehy Mail Contractors Inc, South Jersey Gas Company, Southern California Gas Company - a Sempra Company, Southwest Gas Corporation, Staubli Corp, TECO Energy, Tennessee Gas Association, Trillium CNG, TruStar Energy, Tulsa Gas Technologies, Inc, UGI Utilities Inc, U.S. Venture/GAIN Clean Fuel, Virginia Natural Gas - a Southern Company, WEH Technologies Inc/, and Worthington Cylinders.