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Tulsa Among Top Cities for Hybrid, CNG Vehicles

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Tulsa's green fleet has placed among the top 50 cities in the country in a government competition.

Oklahoma's second-largest city came in at No. 29 at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix. This was during a competition that judged about 25 criteria, including the number of dedicated alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles, the amount of alternative fuels used each year and emissions reductions, among other factors.

And the announcement was one that reflected Governor Mary Fallin's energy conference over at the Cox Convention Center Wednesday morning. During her speech Fallin addressed a range of issues ranging from new technologies in the energy sector to increasing Oklahoma's use of wind power.

"My goal as governor is to support the momentum coming from our private sector and create an environment where energy production continues to thrive." she added in a statement earlier this week.

In 2012, Tulsa's Equipment Management Department opened two new compressed natural gas stations. One of the new stations is a CNG time-fill fueling station for city green waste collection trucks. The other is a public-only CNG fast-fill fueling station.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett says the recognition rewards the city's efforts to right-size its fleet while increasing the number of CNG and hybrid vehicles.

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