BNSF will begin testing a small number of locomotives using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative fuel later this year, as will be announced by Matthew K. Rose, BNSF chairman and CEO at the CERAWeek conference on March 6.
Industry & Lobbying
OnCue is Oklahoma’s largest CNG retailer, working through many of its popular convenience stores to market the alternative fossil fuel, which burns cleaner and is less expensive than liquid gas. Use of CNG for autos has saved drivers roughly $6 million in the past two years, cutting emissions in the process.
Fallin and Hickenlooper are leading a bipartisan group of 22 states seeking to use CNG vehicles in their state fleets. The two governors announced the start of the project one year ago, at last year’s Governor’s Energy Conference in Oklahoma City.
Dank opened the first meeting of a legislative special committee on tax reform today by discussing last year’s attempts at reforms.
Scores of economic tax credits and incentives will continue to be scrutinized this interim by a special House oversight committee.
Sales tax revenue climbed by 13.1 percent in June over the previous year as Oklahoma closed out Fiscal Year 2012 collections to the General Revenue Fund with enough money to make a record $306.8 million deposit into the state’s Rainy Day Fund
General Revenue Fund Growth Hits Double Digits Again; Report Shows Consumer Confidence Remains StrongMar 13th, 2012 | By Jerrod Shouse
Oklahoma consumers continue to show their confidence that Oklahoma’s economic recovery will be long lasting, Office of State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger said Tuesday.
For nearly four years, Americans have listened to the debate regarding Obamacare and the need for a federal health insurance exchange.
Governor Mary Fallin today released her budget for Fiscal Year 2013 and outlined her legislative and policy agenda. Her agenda and budget were presented to a joint session of the Oklahoma Legislature during her State of the State address.
At its final meeting on Thursday, the Task Force on Comprehensive Tax Reform heard from some representatives of small businesses about how they would want the tax code changed.