November 07, 2012
Okarche, Oklahoma – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today toured OEM Systems, a woman-owned, Small Business Association qualified small business in Oklahoma that is currently one of the largest compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion installers in North America.
“OEM Systems’ conversions are used by cities, municipalities and schools across Oklahoma, contributing to our robust economy and creating jobs,” said Inhofe. “This company is an example of how we can achieve energy independence by unleashing the private sector to develop our abundant natural resources.”
“It was an honor to have Sen. Inhofe tour OEM Systems,” said Lisha Oshman, owner and operator of OEM Systems.
“We appreciate the Senator’s support for CNG as a viable American Energy source,” John Luber, director of CNG Strategies.
OEM Systems has been selected as a qualified vehicle modifier for Ford Motors for CNG conversion. This year, Sen. Inhofe introduced S. 2174 to help provide incentives for NGV without taxpayer subsidies. The legislation would help to remove regulatory barriers to the market entry ofNGVs without government handouts and ensure they are given equal treatment with electric vehicles.