EQT Corporation today announced that the EQT Foundation awarded more
than $900,000 in grants to five Pittsburgh area non-profit organizations
to support community programming and promote the use of Natural Gas
"These organizations are working hard to promote goodwill throughout our
community," said Charlene Petrelli, EQT Foundation president. "Grants
from the EQT Foundation will help them with the purchase of NGVs, which
in turn becomes a win-win situation all around - for the organization,
the environment, and the community. In addition, since compressed
natural gas is less expensive than gasoline or diesel, NGVs can
positively influence their budgets through a reduction in operating
costs over time."
As a fully integrated energy company, EQT has long championed the
adoption of NGVs, particularly for area fleets, by helping organizations
and local governments obtain grants for the purchase of NGVs. In
addition, EQT opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG)
station in Pittsburgh's Strip District in July 2011, and is converting
its own fleet and that of its distribution subsidiary, Equitable Gas
Company, to natural gas.
During the past 18 months, EQT Foundation grants for NGVs have been
awarded to the following non-profit organizations:
Carnegie Science Center - one bi-fuel vehicle for use in an
EQT-sponsored "Science on the Road" program. Bi-fuel vehicles operate
on gasoline and CNG.
Family House - one CNG vehicle to assist the transportation needs of
patients and families who come to Pittsburgh for treatment of serious
or life-threatening illnesses.
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium - one CNG vehicle to help facilitate
community outreach relating to environmental programs.
Manchester Bidwell Corporation - two CNG passenger vans to enhance
community outreach and student programming.
Allegheny CleanWays - one CNG truck to help expand its "DumpBusters"
clean-up program for communities outside the City of Pittsburgh.
About EQT Corporation:
EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on
Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, transmission, and
distribution. With more than 120 years of experience, EQT is a
technology-driven leader in the integration of air and horizontal
drilling. Through safe and responsible operations, the Company is
committed to meeting the country's growing demand for clean-burning
energy, while continuing to provide a rewarding workplace and enrich the
communities where its employees live and work. Company shares are traded
on the New York Stock Exchange as EQT.
Visit EQT Corporation on the Internet at www.EQT.com.
Natalie Cox ? Corporate Director, Communications,