Apache Corporation, an oil and gas company, presented a $20,000 donation to Elk City, Okla., that will be used to help purchase two new natural gas-powered Ford pickup trucks, according to the company.
The donation will provide $10,000 toward the purchase of each Ford original-equipment compressed natural gas (CNG) truck to offset the cost of the CNG option. The vehicles will be used by Elk City for the Streets and Inspection departments. In addition, Apache is donating $2,000 to cover the cost of a year’s supply of CNG for both trucks.
Apache is also offering the City access to the cmopany’s CNG station, which is used for private fleet refueling. Apache has already converted more than 400 of its fleet vehicles to CNG and plans to convert 80% of its fleet.
The state fleet, which includes more than 2,500 flex-fuel vehicles, utilized 1.91 million gallons of E-10, E-30, and E-85 fuels during this period. About 65% of the state vehicle fleet regularly uses an ethanol-blended fuel.