Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas has introduced, AB 1907, a bill that would regulate the retail sale of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuels for use in cars and trucks in gallon equivalents comparable to the sale of gasoline and diesel fuels currently sold at filling stations throughout California.
“Cars, trucks and buses running on CNG and LNG fuels are much better for our state’s air quality than gasoline and diesel. But consumers who drive CNG and LNG vehicles need to know they’re getting their ‘gallon’s worth’ when they fill up at the pump at a CNG or LNG station. AB 1907 will take the guesswork out of buying cleaner burning fuels for your passenger car or truck,” Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas said.
If AB 1097 becomes law, CNG and LNG fuels sold at natural gas vehicle filling stations statewide after January 1, 2015 would be required to display all natural gas fuel sales at the dispenser in gallon equivalents of gasoline or diesel fuel rather than units of measure – such as cubic feet, pounds, or kilograms – that may make it difficult for consumers to easily compare fuel prices.
AB 1907 is the first bill authored by Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas.