SoCalGas Provides CNG Buses at 2015 Special Olympics World Games
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. The utility will have the largest corporate team of “Fans in the Stands” for any single event during the World Games, as well as sponsor the clean and efficient natural gas fuel for 300 buses that will transport athletes and their coaches to the different sporting venues. SoCalGas is also donating more than $100,000.
With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Los Angeles July 25 to August 2, 2015 – is the largest sports and humanitarian event in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.
The natural gas buses used to transport the athletes and their coaches produce fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles, and they also produce less noise and have lower emissions. SoCalGas actively supports the development of the NGV infrastructure, including refueling facilities. SoCalGas has an extensive NGV support program to provide information, education and support to residential and business customers that use, or would benefit from using, clean-burning natural gas as a transportation fuel.