The company has received the DOE funding as a part of a total $13.2m granted to the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to help the region fund 382 fuel-efficient vehicles and 11 refueling stations.

The use of the engines powered by natural gas has the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and biogas emissions by 80%. The North Texas project has been designed to address the environmental issue by saving nearly 1.3 million gallons of petroleum fuels, thereby improving air quality and creating jobs in the region.

Dan Cushman, president and CEO of Pam Transportation, said: “Pam Transport is extremely pleased to be able to participate in a project like this on a scale large enough to demonstrate our commitment to American energy independence and clean energy programs.

“98% of natural gas consumed in America is from North America, while 52% of oil consumed is from outside of North America.

“Our participation in the program will not only represent a big step for Pam Transport, but will also facilitate the participation of others by providing a convenient filling station that will cover the southwest corner of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.”