This Memorial Day, EQT is Honoring Veterans’ Taxi Drivers by Providing Each with a Week’s Worth of Free Gas

  This Memorial Day, EQT is Honoring Veterans’ Taxi Drivers by Providing Each
  with a Week’s Worth of Free Gas

Business Wire

PITTSBURGH -- May 21, 2013

When EQT Corporation opened its compressed natural gas (CNG) station in
downtown Pittsburgh in July of 2011, one of the first local companies to
become a regular customer was Veterans’ Taxi, a transportation service that
employs military veterans as drivers and uses vehicles that run on natural

For Memorial Day, and in honor of the service they made to their country, EQT
is providing each of the drivers of Veterans’ Taxi with a gift card for the
equivalent of a week’s worth of gas from EQT’s CNG station. The majority of
the drivers for Veterans’ Taxi need to fuel up every day, and often two times
a day.

“We wanted to do something nice for this customer not only to pay tribute to
the service the drivers gave to their country, but also to show our
appreciation for their patronage from the very beginning,” said David Ross,
EQT Vice President of Demand Development. “Like any new venture, our CNG
station had some growing pains as we worked to accommodate the increasing
customer interest and Veterans’ Taxi drivers were patient and committed to
using the station.”

In operation since 2010, Veterans’ Taxi is the only Pittsburgh-area service
with a fleet that runs on CNG, which is much less expensive than gasoline,
making a big difference to the company’s drivers, who are independent
contractors and pay for fuel.

“By using CNG, drivers are already able to put more money in their pockets
than if they used regular gasoline,” said Robert DeLucia, CEO of Veterans’
Taxi. “This gift of appreciation from EQT will stretch their dollars even

Due to the high volume of vehicles utilizing EQT’s fueling station, the
Company recently added two more fuel dispensers. The station now has the
ability to fuel a total of eight vehicles simultaneously to service the
growing number of fleets and consumers who are converting to NGVs as a way to
save money and use a clean fuel source from the Pennsylvania region.

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 continues to be a leader in the use of
advanced horizontal drilling technology – designed to minimize the potential
impact of drilling-related activities and reduce the overall environmental
footprint. 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 at


EQT Corporation
Linda Robertson, Manager, Media Relations, 412-553-7827
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