ODOE provides technical expertise for statewide fuel programs and participates in strategic planning for the adoption of alternative fuel programs.
Oregon imports all of its petroleum, which leaves the state vulnerable to changes in pricing and disruptions in the event of a natural disaster or fuel shortage. Alternative fuels produced in-state can help reduce those effects.
Alternative fuels also typically produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than traditional petroleum-based fuels. Technology is improving and the market is responding
, so more consumers are choosing alternative fuel and renewable fuel
Alternative fuels include:
- Renewable Diesel
- Compressed Natural Gas
- Liquified Natural Gas
- Liquified Petroleum Gas
- Hybrid or dual fuel
ODOE offers programs
to expand the availability of alternative fueling and charging infrastructure, and provides assistance
to vehicle fleet managers who want to expand their use of alternative fuels.