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.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, California state agencies will only be able to purchase vehicles from OEMs that recognize the state’s ability to set its own emission standards.