HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has approved three bills to promote the creation of the natural gas refueling stations and encourage employers to expand their use of natural gas-powered vehicles.
House Bill 309 would provide a tax credit to taxpayers who purchase large natural gas-powered vehicles. The state would provide up to $30 million each year through the program, and the credit would be capped at $1 million in any year for a single taxpayer.
House Bill 305 would establish natural gas corridors along state routes, U.S. highways and interstates. The bill would provide a tax credit to companies within two miles of the roadways that either build a new fueling station with natural gas pumps or add a natural gas pump to an existing station.
House Bill 301 would provide a tax credit for Pennsylvania companies that transition their vehicle fleets from gasoline or diesel to natural gas-powered vehicles. The tax credit would be capped at $25 million, and would be based on up to 60 percent of the difference in cost between a natural gas-powered vehicle and a regular gasoline-powered vehicle.
The bills now head to the Senate for consideration.