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Use of Natural Gas Fuels to Operate Motor Vehicles Is Increasing in Florida, Report No. 17-10, October 2017
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  • Natural gas fuels such as compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas are increasingly being used to operate motor vehicles in Florida. From 2012 to 2016, Florida’s consumption of natural gas as a motor fuel increased 326% and the state is now 15th in the nation in the use of natural gas motor fuel. Most natural gas fuel suppliers and consumers expect the industry to grow, given favorable fuel prices. However, these stakeholders are concerned about the limited number of refueling stations in Florida and the cost to convert vehicles to operate on natural gas fuel.
  • Florida does not currently tax natural gas fuels. Other states do tax these fuels; however, it is difficult to compare tax rates across states because states do not uniformly adopt national measurement standards.
  • Some states, including Florida, offer incentives to consumers for the use of natural gas fuel. Florida offers businesses rebates to convert vehicles to natural gas or to purchase vehicles operating on natural gas. Incentives offered by other states include loans, reduced fees, and other benefits for operating natural gas fuel vehicles.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Office of the Commissioner and Administration

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 15-09 Natural Gas Rebate Recipients Are Satisfied; Improved Economic Benefits Data Is Needed,published in November 2015.

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