TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- AT&T is rolling out a fleet of at least 30 compressed natural gas vehicles this year in part because of tax incentives approved by the Oklahoma Legislature.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge of Tulsa and Bryan Gonterman, president of AT&T Oklahoma.
Gonterman says the incentives, the high number of existing CNG fueling stations in the state and AT&T's goal of more fuel efficiency prompted the company to make a serious CNG commitment in the state.
Benge says using compressed natural gas as a transportation fuel makes sense from an economic perspective and will make the nation more energy independent.
Gonterman says the 30 CNG-powered vans represent nearly 10% of AT&T's van fleet in Oklahoma.