An automotive-related sustainability stakeholder group has announced that it appreciates that language within the Trump administration’s proposed rule aimed at rolling back automobile fuel-efficiency targets set by the Obama administration reflects that "natural gas is an important part of the climate change battle."
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says people would drive more and be exposed to increased risk if their cars get better gas mileage, an argument intended to justify freezing Obama-era toughening of fuel standards.
(Bloomberg) — A draft proposal by federal regulators to roll back U.S. automobile efficiency requirements contends that their preferred plan would reduce “societal costs” by roughly half a trillion dollars through 2029, while increasing U.S. fuel consumption by 500,000 barrels per day.
Legislation introduced by Sen. James Inhofe would direct EPA to incentivize natural gas vehicles to maximize the nation's economic, environmental, energy independence and global energy leadership objectives, while offering consumers a lower cost and more stable priced fuel
By using compressed natural gas (CNG) in 43% of its vehicle fleet, beer delivery provider Houston Distributing Co. (HDC) is reducing emissions throughout its route in the Greater Houston area.
Battery electric buses – the people’s electric vehicle – are becoming more and more common. An increasing number of transit agencies – large and small – are making announcements about purchasing electric buses and putting them into operation.
That’s the overarching message associated with any marketing campaign for electric vehicles since they first hit the modern mainstream in the mid-90s.
HOUSTON, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- METRO Houston has been reducing emissions by utilizing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) since 2016 with a fleet of 50 CNG buses in the Houston area.
Before we get to the looming Tesla funding crisis, let’s notice that the web still isn’t living up to its reputation. Given all the agencies and organizations dying to inform you about global warming, it’s almost maddening that one piece of data is unavailable: how much of the global emissions “problem” is caused by cars and light trucks that consumers buy.
California would require that NOx emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks be cut by about 90 percent relative to today’s cleanest diesel. India and China mostly do not use diesel cleanup systems, so their NOx emissions are about 10 times higher.
OIL AND GAS: In a turnaround from the Obama administration’s focus on the oil and gas industry, an EPA memo says the agency is looking to give states more control over pollution enforcement as part of a strategy to emphasize voluntary compliance. (E&E News)
Electric-car shoppers are finding an unwelcome surprise in Texas' new alternative-fuel incentives. The nation's most popular electric car isn't eligible for the $2,500 cash-back deal the state is offering.
Global Energy Ventures Ltd , an Australian developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, says that the test pipe required for the ABS Approval of the CNG Optimum 200 system has been delivered to Edmonton, Canada from Japan.
Texas is accepting applications for a $2,500 incentive for buying electric and hybrid vehicles.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc is attempting to market some of its natural gas as clean energy, packaging it with credits for eco-friendly projects that offset pollution coming from the fuel.
In the IGU’s 2017 Edition of Global Natural Gas Insights, it is stated: “The use of natural gas in transportation is seeing exponential growth, offering significant long-term cost savings, while greatly improving air-quality”.
President Donald Trump is meeting with chief executives from automakers, including General Motors, Ford, Toyota Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen AG, today over Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s plans to roll back the ambitious auto emissions standards passed under the Obama administration.
North America and Europe Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vehicles Industry 2018 presents an executive level blueprint of the North America and Europe Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vehicles market.
The exhibition hall at the ACT Expo 2018 in Long Beach was stuffed with more vehicles than ever before, including electric buses, forklifts, sedans, SUVs, Sprinter vans, straight trucks, and even an all-electric Class 6 truck from Chinese automaker BYD.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Memorandum in Q&A format to publish revised guidance notes on weight provision for natural gas powered trucks.
Promoting the awareness of natural gas fueling, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is installing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) signs on designated highways near fueling stations in Austin, Dallas, DeSoto, Irving, Longview and Tyler.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is offering grant funding to repower or replace heavy-duty diesel or gasoline vehicles with natural gas engines or new vehicles.
CSA Group, a global provider of testing, inspection and certification services, has published three standards that aim to advance the safety of natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling.
A New York State agency charged with developing new energy technologies has continued to subsidize fossil fuels, giving millions in grants to public and private entities for natural gas-powered vehicles and fueling stations even after the state banned hydraulic fracturing in 2014.
The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition has laid out its legislative agenda for this session. So far, the group is sponsoring two bills and opposing one.
First Priority Group LLC (FPB) – a manufacturer, dealer, upfitter and service provider of emergency and specialty vehicles – has announced that Mike Britt, a global clean transportation pioneer and UPS fleet innovator, is joining the company’s advisory board.
Dallas has 177 electric car chargers at businesses and on public property. But the city will need nearly 3,000 by 2030, according a national study from the Public Interest Research Group.
NGVAmerica has released its 2017 Annual Report, highlighting how the national organization is leading on initiatives to grow the natural gas vehicle industry and helping its members accomplish their business goals.
New partnerships, new vehicle model, increased registration figures: The Volkswagen Group and its industrial partners from the areas of gas supply, grid operation and filling stations are once again continuing their successful brand and information offensive in the year 2018.
President Donald Trump has signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a long-term budget agreement that includes extensions of lapsed tax credits for alternative fuel vehicles and refueling infrastructure retroactively for 2017.
Within the next seven years, nearly half of the buses used by municipal transit districts will be electric, with China playing a leading role.
On Wednesday, the Argonne National Laboratory launched the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator (HDVEC) at a presentation at FedFleet 2018 in Washington, D.C., one of the nation’s largest gatherings of public fleet managers sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration.
Landi Renzo USA, a division of the Landi Renzo Group, has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its compressed natural gas (CNG) systems for a range of model-year 2018 Ford vehicles.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A $150 million natural gas processing plant is planned in western North Dakota, bringing to four the number of projects proposed to capture more of the record volume of gas that is coming as a byproduct of the state’s oil production.
Louisiana is one of 35 states where it will be easier for people driving an alternative fuel vehicle to know how far they will need to travel to get to the next available alternative fuel station.
New resources from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) cover primary considerations and safety standards for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle maintenance facilities.
On the heels of being awarded a Carbon Intensity score of minus -254.94 gCO2e/MJ by California’s Air Resources Board, AMP Americas announced it has broken ground on a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Buda, Texas, with US Foods serving as the station’s anchor fleet.
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks with special transmissions in France and Spain are helping two vehicle fleets reduce fuel consumption by up to 17%.
On December 29, 2017, the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court reversed an Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal ("Tribunal") decision, which had held that compressed natural gas ("CNG") is subject to Illinois motor fuel tax for periods prior to July 1, 2017.1
HYGEN has become the latest company to join NGV Global as a Corporate Member.
In 2017, for the first time in more than four decades, cars — not power plants — became the largest source of carbon emissions in the United States.
UPS plans to be one of the first customers to operate Tesla's fully electric Semi tractors, following the UPS announcement last week that it has ordered 125 of them.
Electric Power, Alternative Fuels and Imaginative Innovations with Internal Combustion Engine Design Promise a Diverse Stable of Farm Power in Coming Decades
New federal emissions standards ratings released in 2017 for school bus engines reveal that all fuels, including clean-diesel, are now much cleaner with emissions falling well below EPA emissions standards.
More than 300 organizations representing users, retailers, customers, fleet managers, utilities, and producers of clean alternative fuels, including natural gas and propane, have signed a letter urging Congress to reinstate the $0.50/gallon alternative fuels tax credit (AFTC).
WASHINGTON — The Republicans’ tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power — and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars.
As an alternative automotive fuel, natural gas, or methane, doesn't get a lot of attention. Millions of environmentally friendly, natural gas–powered vehicles cruise the world’s roads, but they still account for just a tiny fraction of new autos sold.
The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), an ASE CASE-accredited technical training provider, has launched its CNG Fuel System Design and Installation Training targeted to heavy-duty fuel system and vehicle manufacturers, as well as light-duty SVMs and fuel system integrators.
NGVAmerica, the national trade association for natural gas fuel in transportation, has released its long-awaited recommended Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel System Inspection Guidance document. The group is also pushing federal reform to match its updated recommendations.
Texas' share of the $2.9 billion Volkswagen paid to settle emissions fraud charges will be doled out by state environmental officials, perhaps, as advocates hope, to greatly expand electric vehicle use statewide in governmental and private fleets.
The air was crisp in Tulsa as Michael Teague, Oklahoma’s secretary of energy and environment, broke ground for a new CNG station this month. Norman Herrera, CEO for Oklahoma City-based Sparq Natural Gas, stood next to him.
Hexagon Composites’ subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has announced a new purchase order for TITAN 4 trailers from Certarus Ltd., a provider of fully integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) delivery solutions, with a total value of $10.4 million.
Mercedes-Benz announced Wednesday that it is launching a new brand for electric vehicles. It’s called EQ.
With dropping diesel fuel prices, the conversation about compressed natural gas (CNG) has gotten quieter in the industry.
On the evening of November 16th, the world will get its first look at Tesla’s next big project: an all-electric semi truck with a rumored range of up to 300 miles. The big question is, does the world actually need this?
GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CoorsTek, the world's leading engineered ceramics manufacturer, today announced that a team of scientists from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, the University of Oslo (Norway) and the Instituto de Tecnología Química (Spain) have successfully completed laboratory testing of a ceramic membrane that generates compressed hydrogen from natural gas and electricity in a one-step process with near zero energy loss.
WolvertonBailey Natural Gas Engines, LP announced today that the company has entered the final stage of funding for their patented Counterpoise Bi-Radial Natural Gas Engine.
What will be the largest capacity natural gas fueling station in the state is being built in northeast Tulsa. It’s being built along the I-44 CNG Corridor, linking St. Louis and Dallas.
The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), which provides technical training, consulting and education products on natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling, has been awarded an additional five-year ASE CASE accreditation from the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC), a non-profit accrediting organization that establishes and promotes quality standards for training entities that provide continuing education to working automotive technicians.
A move by a Texas congressman to undo an Obama-era tax credit for buyers of electric vehicles is being applauded by one of three officials elected to regulate the Lone Star State's oil and gas industry.
The compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy vehicle grant program will make $200,000 available to fund the purchase of these vehicles, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities recently announced. Funds are to be used to fund the purchase of CNG trucks.
On Monday, Catalina Pacific, a CalPortland company, announced the official launch of its compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered concrete mixer truck fleet, which is expected to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-causing emissions in Southern California.
In a University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences lab lie 1.2-meter-long cylinders—21 of them, each one pressurized, chilled, and containing methane hydrate, a compound extracted from the depths of the ocean floor.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., has reintroduced the Vehicle Innovation Act to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle technologies that will help create more fuel-efficient vehicles, reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and support American auto manufacturers and suppliers. U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., joined as original cosponsors of the legislation.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $4 million for research projects on medium- and heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies.
National trade group NGVAmerica recently announced British Columbia-based energy company FortisBC as its 2017 Natural Gas Fleet Program Award recipient at the organizations’s annual meeting held in Atlanta.
Volvo Trucks introduced two gas-powered, heavy-duty trucks that offer fuel efficiency and performance on par with that of diesel-fueled trucks, and comply with Euro 6 emissions regulations.
Ryder System Inc. upgraded its maintenance facility in Grapevine, Texas, to service both diesel and advanced fuel vehicles.
Cummins Westport and the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition have begun testing new low emissions natural gas engines in drayage trucks at the Southern California port complex.
Late last week, California lawmakers passed A.B.134, a bill that earmarks $900 million in funding from the state budget to support various clean transportation, clean air, and alternative fuel initiatives.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a notice of intent to issue funding for the research and development (R&D) of medium- to heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engine technology.
The EV100 coalition is expanding EV charging infrastructure and shifting away from gas for transportation, the fastest growing emissions source.
I have always been for an all-the-above approach to this nation's energy policy, but that doesn't mean we need to jam a square peg in a round hole. Solar, wind, electric and natural gas all have their place, but it must be in accordance with an appropriate application.
Natural gas’s growing share of electricity production has been the largest driver of declining U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, the climate advocacy group Carbon Brief reports.
EAT continues it’s campaign toward cleaner, more efficient vehicle technology with the arrival of the new 1.0 SEAT Ibiza TGI powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Ever since electric vehicles (EVs) became a viable alternative to traditional gasoline cars, there has been a push to make them greener.
A Kansas City nonprofit organization centered on energy efficiency and sustainability has received a federal grant to build compressed natural gas stations on Interstate 70 in central and western Kansas.
Don’t look now, but the Trump administration is doling out money for developing alternative fuel vehicles for mass transport.
Researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) have modelled methane emissions from a future, much larger vehicle fleet.
Amid a sustained slump in sales for natural gas vehicles, a new study highlights significant challenges for these vehicles to deliver on their modest potential of climate emission reductions; the ultimate climate impact of these vehicles rests on the actions and practices of the upstream supply chain, or well-to-pump suppliers.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office is funding $13.4 million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy-efficient mobility systems.
A survey conducted by the Texas Natural Gas Foundation (TXNG) has found that Dallas County, with 3,579 vehicles and 25 stations, is the top natural gas vehicle county in the state of Texas.
Waste Management Inc. announced Oklahoma City as the location of its 100th compressed natural gas fueling station.
Houston-based private equity firm EIV Capital has invested $47 million into a Chicago company that turns cow manure into 100 percent renewable natural gas for commercial trucks.
A new statewide study shows that there are fewer compressed natural gas-powered vehicles on Texas roadways, but those figures are expected to rise later this year.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board has unanimously adopted a motion endorsing a comprehensive plan to transition the agency to a 100 percent zero emission bus fleet by 2030.
The oil giant BP is currently in discussions with a number of electric vehicle manufacturers about possible partnerships that would see charging stations installed at some of its fuel/service stations, BP CEO Bob Dudley was quoted as saying in an interview with Reuters.
When will cars powered by gas-guzzling internal combustion engines become obsolete? Not as soon as it seems, even with the latest automotive news out of Europe.
Seat sees compressed-natural-gas (CNG) as an optional fuel to diesel, the CEO of the Volkswagen department stated on Saturday.
Sheehy Mail Contractors has combined compressed natural gas and hydrogen technologies in an effort to reduce emissions from the fleet owner’s 100 trucks.
A sweeping, multi-billion-dollar plan to slash truck emissions, increase rail access and boost overall freight movement efficiency has been unveiled by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as the nation’s two largest seaports continue efforts to minimize their impact on Southern California air quality.
New Fuels Institute research suggests that by 2025, market conditions will make it difficult for electric vehicles to gain 2% market share in the United States.
If you are a natural gas public seller or fleet producer in Alabama, there are new regulations that will govern the industry as of next autumn that you will need to comply with.
Do you want the big thing or the new thing?More importantly: Do you want to invest in the big thing or the new thing?It's a question that haunts any industry vulnerable to disruption, which is pretty much all of them these days.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is hosting a natural gas vehicle (NGV) research workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 25, in Golden, Colo.
Swedish automaker Volvo said Wednesday it was marking an end to the era where its consumer fleet has vehicles powered only by the internal combustion engine.
The highly prominent global shipping carrier UPS has announced a new set of “sustainability” goals that will see the company greatly add to its fleet of alternative fuel and electric vehicles in the coming years, as part of its push to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions footprint for global ground operations by 12% by 2025.
A series of state tax increases and decreases will go into effect this Saturday. The IMPROVE Act will become official on July 1, and with it will be an increase in the gas tax and a decrease in several other taxes meant to offset the hike.
The future of natural gas is limited and it has to be phased out along with the other fossil fuel coal, says an international report. India and the Middle East are also seeing renewables rising much faster.
VW has launched a completely redesigned generation of one of it’s best selling cars, the VW Polo, and it is available for the first time powered by natural gas.
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport (MNAA) was named one of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) 2017 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award winners in the Pursuit of Excellence category for its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Cenergy Solutions has agreed to convert two compressed natural gas fleets to adsorbent natural gas (ANG) systems.
In its latest release, Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) has announced the availability of its PHANGV concept, a plug-in hybrid adsorbed natural gas vehicle, for large frame light-duty vehicle (LDV) mobility and has released a rendering of its current Generation 2 adsorbed natural gas storage vessel.
Officials from the City of Tulsa, the Oklahoma Department of Energy and Environment, and the Oklahoma Department of Labor held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to officially open the City’s second public-access Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at 7932 E. 33rd Street.
The Natural Gas Road Rally Across America has kicked off in Long Beach, Calif., sending several heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles powered by natural gas on a coast-to-coast road trip to Washington, D.C.
The Natural Gas Vehicles Association Europe (NGVA Europe) has published a new study that quantifies the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emission reduction benefits of natural gas for light-duty and heavy-duty transportation, validating natural gas as a key solution for transport decarbonization.
Last week, NGVAmerica released an updated version of its Guideline for Determining the Modifications Required for Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facilities.
DTE Biomass Energy, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based subsidiary of DTE Energy, says it has acquired two landfill gas-to-energy projects in Texas, which will generate enough renewable natural gas (RNG) to fuel more than 1,000 transit buses each year.
Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) and the United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) are two of the 11 winners of the 2017 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award.
PITTSTON TWP. — The fueling station that Ross Finlan helped bring to Pittston Twp. is the only place the public can buy compressed natural gas, or CNG, for their vehicles in Luzerne County.
U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich.; Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., have reintroduced the bipartisan Vehicle Innovation Act, a bill to encourage investments in research and development (R&D) of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
NGVAmerica, Clean Cities and the American Public Gas Association are sponsoring the second annual “From Sea to Shining Sea” natural gas vehicle (NGV) road rally, starting on Monday, June 5.
CSA Group has published a new edition of its standard titled CSA/ANSI NGV 1 – Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fueling Connection Devices.
Landi Renzo USA, which produces alternative fuel kits for passenger vehicles, is now taking orders for compressed natural gas-fueled Ford F-150 pickups for the 2018 model year.
NGVAmerica has announced that Mitchell Pratt, chief operating officer and corporate secretary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has been appointed chair of its board of directors.
Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.
U.S. Gain has partnered with American Fueling Systems (AFS) to add the GAIN® Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) brand to AFS’s recently open CNG location in Houston, Texas.
Volkswagen Group, operators of compressed natural gas filling stations and gas networks have signed a joint declaration of intent, committing themselves to the extension of CNG mobility.
Truck builder Kenworth is jumping into the hydrogen fuel cell race with a Class 8 drayage truck it expects to launch by the end of this year, the company said Tuesday.
The Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHB) is partnering with OptiFuel Systems LLC and R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotives LLC to convert its entire locomotive fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG).
HOUSTON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in for Houston METRO's greener CNG Fleet.
SAN ANTONIO, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VIA Metropolitan Transit officially introduced the first of more than 400 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses on Thursday, signaling a historic conversion of the agency's fleet and VIA's salute to Earth Day.
Aiming to reduce vehicle emissions and promote sustainability in the Salt Lake Valley, the Wasatch Front Waste & Recycling District (WFWRD) in Utah has fully transitioned its residential collection truck fleet away from diesel fuel to be powered, instead, by compressed natural gas (CNG).
Waste Expo is held every year and while it is normally held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, every fourth year it takes place in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This is one of those years.
MANTECA — As e-commerce becomes a bigger part of our economy, especially in the Central Valley, the logistics industry has come under criticism for the amount of fuel it takes to truck products, the air pollution those trucks generate and the electricity huge fulfillment centers use.
CNG fueled vehicle Market Analysis Report contains all Analytical and Statistical brief about Market Overview, Growth, Demand and Forecast Research.
MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions announced today that it has delivered the first of six Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Armored vehicles to Sectran Security.
Landi Renzo USA says it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certification for its bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas systems for model-year 2017 Ford F-250s and F-350s equipped with gaseous-fuel-prepped 6.2-liter engines.
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In exploring the topic of alternative fuels from the most recent School Transportation News reader survey, we identified a need to delve deeper into the role that grant projects are playing for school districts in offsetting new school bus purchases as well as the installation of fueling infrastructure.
Ascend Energy and fuel cell manufacturer Atrex Energy have released the results of their joint project to demonstrate the benefits of using an oxygen-based ceramic fuel cell as part of a hybrid electric vehicle to save money, reduce fuel use and eliminate air pollution.
New truck engine reduces NOx emissions to near zero – 90% below current limit.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), one of largest drayage trucking companies in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low NOx natural gas engines for their trucking operations. Available for order later this year, the 12 liter engine’s emissions will be certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to produce 90 percent less NOx than the current EPA standard for heavy duty engines, and are equivalent to that of a truck powered by electricity from the electrical grid.
Natural gas as fuel for vehicles continues to make inroads across the Lone Star State, according to n ew figures from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Planning to transition a transit fleet from CNG to zero-emission buses? Think about the fueling/charging infrastructure.
UPS Inc. said today it will spend $90 million to build six additional compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in North America and add 390 CNG tractors and "terminal trucks" to its alternative-fuel fleet. Terminal trucks are vehicles that shuttle trailers around a yard.
INDIANAPOLIS, March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) (PSIX) is excited to announce that its alternatively fueled, General Motors (GM) specialty vehicles, and its engines will be featured at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 15-17.
Momentum Fuel Technologies, a division of Rush Enterprises headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, says it is adding a 175 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) back-of-cab system in its compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.
Conference organizers of the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit, North America's largest and most comprehensive event focused on the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas for high horsepower applications, today announced that the sixth-annual event will take place November 6-9, 2017 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
American Fueling Systems (AFS) has celebrated the grand opening of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel fueling facility in the state, making it one of the largest facilities in Texas with such capabilities.
REV Group, a motor vehicle brands manufacturer headquartered in Milwaukee, has begun delivery of 34 compressed natural gas (CNG), low-floor shuttle buses to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Group picture with Senator Estes after testimony today on SB 26 which was passed in committee
Oil giant BP and CNG & LPG transport fuels firm, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have agreed a deal under which BP will acquire the upstream portion of Clean Energy’s renewable natural gas business.
Lawmakers are considering extending programs that encourage the use of natural gas. In a battle over state air quality improvement money, the natural gas industry is squaring off against an odd-bedfellow coalition of environmentalists and big business.
More U.S. nuclear reactors will close for refueling this spring than at any time in nearly two decades creating a power shortage that may lift beaten-down natural gas.
A. Schulman Inc., an international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, masterbatches, powders and resins, and Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) have reached an agreement whereby A. Schulman will join the coalition with ANGP to develop and produce a commercially viable conformable Type IV adsorbent-based, low-pressure natural gas (ANG) storage tank for motor vehicles.
Research into how to better store compressed gas is now underway, with the University of Dayton Research Institute as a lead participant.
The dramatic increase in the supply of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) from North American shale plays creates numerous opportunities for its use, conversion and monetization.
Supermarket group Waitrose has introduced a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks with a range of up to 500 miles.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, is bringing more compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities across the U.S.
Omnitek Engineering Corp., which develops and sells proprietary diesel-to-natural gas conversion systems, says it will participate in a $1.5 million grant study with its partner Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, based in Fullerton, Calif., to demonstrate its clean natural gas engine technology for off-road, heavy-duty construction vehicle applications in the greater Los Angeles area.
VIA Metropolitan Transit is selling $82 million in bonds to buy 270 natural gas-powered buses.
Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), a key trade association for the NGV and natural gas refueling industries, has applauded the confirmation of Elaine Chao as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
Vehicles running on clean fuel should not run in the shade of electric. ANALYSIS/OPINION: During last year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump showed his commitment to America’s energy future and a belief in its innovative spirit.
Excellance, Inc., manufacturer of high quality custom ambulances and emergency vehicles, is proud to announce it will be continuing the mission of Bossier City, LA, to replace one diesel ambulance a year with a custom ambulance that runs entirely on compressed natural gas.
More than 200 sites of pending natural gas power plants and thousands of miles of pipelines represent the next frontier in environmental activism focused on halting fossil fuel development, according to a new report.
Zion Research has published a new report titled “Compressed Natural Gas (Associated Gas, Non-Associated Gas, Unconventional Methods) Market for Light Duty Vehicles, Medium/Heavy Duty Buses, Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 – 2020”
Today Simple-Fill, developer of an innovative technology that compresses natural gas in a more efficient, reliable and affordable way, announced it will be fueling fleet vehicles for the Safelite AutoGlass® facility in Worthington, Ohio.
China’s hunger for natural gas has pushed CIMC Enric Holding, one of the nation’s most significant liquefied natural gas devices manufacturers by sales revenue, to update its items.
The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has announced that 100 CNG fuel system inspectors have been certified since the company’s CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification program was launched in September 2016.
Bend-based Onboard Dynamics has inked its first demonstration contract for the natural gas-compressing engine developed at OSU-Cascades.
As this series on natural gas utilization has shown, initiatives to develop new markets for abundant natural gas supplies are prompting significant changes within the realms of power generation and transportation.
Natural gas is becoming a more widely used fuel for generating electricity, but it has also made strides as a transportation fuel over the past decade.
West Virginia University (WVU) scientists at the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE) have conducted a new study on methane emissions from heavy-duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and refueling stations.
Will your next car talk to traffic lights, apply breaks to help avoid a collision or emit zero tailpipe emissions?
The Blue Water Area Transit (BWAT) in Michigan says it will increase the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) at its four public fueling stations on Jan. 1, 2017, due to the start of the state’s new CNG fuel tax.
In 2016, Minnesota continued to build on its growth in fuel choice, adding more biofuel stations and public charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) and expanding the use of natural gas and propane as vehicle fuels, according to the American Lung Association’s Clean Air Choice.
Due to the depleting resource of crude oil reserves, a majority of developing nations are growing dependent on foreign countries for oil export.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced $18 million in support of five projects for research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane.
The U.S. will be seeing its largest utility-scale plant producing energy and transportation fuel from animal and food waste.
New York-based alternative fuels distributor now owns a Houston compressed natural gas fueling station as part of a portfolio of holdings acquired this month.
The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition‘s (CalNGV) board of directors recently approved a plan to ramp up political efforts with state legislators and propose new alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) legislation that will improve the cost-competitiveness of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and ensure that vehicle funding is targeted toward cleaning up the largest sources of pollution.
On Thursday, December 8 Dr. Fernando Cesar Ferreira, Executive Secretary of the Latin America Energy Organization (OLADE), presented the energy outlook for 2017 to the Latin America Energy Forum in Houston.
Donald Trump's love for fossil fuels is unequivocal. At least that's what he portrayed during his campaign and what many are saying after his pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run his Environmental Protection Agency.
Westport, a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. that engineers advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, says it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Westport WiNG Power System on multiple 2017 model-year Ford products.
Just in time for the holiday shipping season, UPS and Peco Energy Co. opened a new compressed-natural-gas fueling station Friday in Horsham to serve the carrier’s growing fleet of CNG vehicles.
Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Cng Automotive Tank Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities,
Early next year, Chevrolet and GMC will make available a compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable 6-liter V8 engine on its heavy duty trucks and commercial vans.
On Nov. 3, the Federal Highway Administration designated Interstates 35, 40 and 44 in Oklahoma as alternative-fuel corridors, a special designation aimed at improving the mobility of passenger and commercial vehicles that run on alternative fuels such as natural gas and electric vehicles.
The deployment of cylinders made from composite materials is expected to increase over the forecast period as it reduces weight of the vehicle, leading to increased fuel efficiency.
Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is testing a dump truck that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).
Chevrolet and GMC have announced that they are partnering with Power Solutions International Inc. (PSI) to introduce heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter, V8 compressed natural gas (CNG)- and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017.
Representatives from U.S. Gain, Independence Fuel Systems (IFS) and Canadian American Transport (C.A.T.), along with local and regional dignitaries, have celebrated the grand opening of the newest GAIN Clean Fuel and FastFlow co-branded compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Laredo, Texas.
Drivers on Oklahoma interstates will soon see signs of the state’s effort to improve alternative fueling infrastructure.
Two major Texas cities have contracted Canadian bus manufacturer Nova Bus for a combined total of 525 buses.
US Foods and compressed natural gas fueling solutions company ampCNG have announced a fueling and station agreement to build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods.
American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB:APGI), announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. (“APG”), has signed a multi-year Dual Fuel Dealer/Installer Agreement with Rush Truck Centers to initially cover fourteen states (AL,CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MO, NC, OH, OK, TN, VA, and TX).
Freeway signs now may show the mileage to upcoming towns, or what hotels and restaurants are at the next exit. Soon, new signs also will show where motorists can recharge electric cars or buy alternative fuels such as propane and natural gas.
Moving to support the electrification of the transportation sector and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the federal government this week announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states.
The global CNG and LPG market was valued at 45,952.4 thousand units in 2015, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% during 2016 - 2022.
The tight oil and natural gas story here in the U.S. is often framed as a struggle between environmentalists who want to keep it — and other fossil fuels such as tight oil — in the ground, and drilling and exploration companies who want to sell it as a home heating and transportation fuel that at least burns cleaner than coal.
Gazprom and Audi, in partnership with Volkswagen, jointly held an energy conference focused on the contributions that natural gas; biomethane; and synthetic, renewable methane can make to foster the energy transformation in the mobility sector.
Kenworth has announced that it will offer the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for the Kenworth T680 and T880.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie recently signed a transportation funding package into law that will raise New Jersey's gasoline tax from the one of the lowest in the nation to one of the highest.
CNG 4 America Inc. has announced the opening of its latest fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station at the I-10 Travel Plaza at Exit 803, just east of Baytown, Texas.
Natural gas could play an important role as a “bridging fuel” to a low-carbon global economy. Substituting coal for gas as a feedstock for power plants will cut greenhouse gas emissions by half.
Nova Bus, a sustainable transit company specializing in hybrid-electric buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems, has received an order for 425 40-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) buses from VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio.
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) will join companies and organizations around the nation on Saturday, October 8, in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.
American Power Group Corp. has announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group Inc. (APG), has signed two new Class 8 authorized dealers and certified installers of its natural gas conversion equipment to help launch APG’s dual-fuel technology in the Pacific Northwest.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Agility Fuel Systems, the leader in natural gas fuel systems for commercial vehicles, and Hexagon Composites, the global leader in composite cylinders for natural gas vehicles (NGVs), have finalized their merger effective October 3, 2016.
The market for natural gas continues to grow as the U.S. currently produces and consumes more gas than ever before, according to EIA’s 2015 Natural Gas Annual.
VIA Metropolitan Transit is making good on a promise to switch over its entire bus fleet to compressed natural gas over the next five to six years.
CNG 4 America, Inc. announced today its latest fast-fill CNG station providing domestic American fuel at its new CNG location in Baytown, Texas.
A bill has been introduced in both chambers of Congress that is intended to make the prospect of buying alternative fuel trucks more attractive for fleets.
BLUE BELL, Pa., Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, and the California Air Resources Board, natural gas fueling station developer VNG outlined a vision for ways in which natural gas vehicles (NGVs) can provide long-term fuel cost savings for light-duty vehicle drivers while delivering game-changing reductions in greenhouse emissions and petroleum dependency – particularly for light trucks and pickups.
NGVAmerica, the national trade association dedicated to developing a sustainable market for natural gas vehicles (NGVs), says its Emissions and Environmental Working Group has released a new white paper and infographic highlighting the benefits for fleets that use natural gas as a transportation fuel.
Quantum Fuel Systems, an industry leader in CNG (compressed natural gas) fuel systems for the automotive and heavy-duty industry, announced today that it has received a special permit from Department of Transportation (DOT) for its new VP-650™ virtual pipeline trailer which will have the highest capacity available in the industry at approximately 650,000 Standard Cubic Feet (SCF).
Clean Energy Fuels recently announced it has built a CNG fueling station for FedEx's freight subsidiary, which will deliver 2.5 million gallons of natural gas per year. Here's a closer look at what the deal means for Clean Energy Fuels.
The report is broadly divided into six parts and each part focus upon the industry overview, condition of the CNG and LPG Vehicle Industry, the investment feasibility as well as various policies and strategies.
The alternative fuels sector continues to see various forms of growth in areas such as hydrogen based fuels and carbon fuel cell technology.
Oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens has been pushing for natural gas as a replacement for oil but late last week he sold nearly $7 million in shares of Clean Energy Fuels in his first open-market transaction of the year.
Giant white cylinders for liquefied natural gas rise above the vast parking lot of the Hodgkins UPS facility.
After announcing earlier this year that it is building a 2,000 horsepower, hybrid semi-trailer truck, the Nikola Motor Co. revealed today that it will instead power the truck with a hydrogen fuel cell power system.
Following years of research and review with industry partners, federal regulators have finally issued emissions-reduction and fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles – and it appears to be good news for fleets.
The United States is breaking records for natural gas exports to Mexico, according to energy data firm S&P Global Platts, and analysts say sending liquefied gas to the rest of the world could become a big business for Texas.
The Global CNG Vehicles Consumption 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the CNG Vehicles market.
The natural gas market has been making attempts to rally since May. It made it all the way up to just shy of $3 in July, but the price rejected that level and fell to $2.591.
The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York has set clear, aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that would make the city a national leader in mitigating climate change.
WASHINGTON—Major truck manufacturers and operators of large commercial fleets cautiously embraced federal standards released Tuesday requiring cuts in fuel usage of big trucks, one of the last in a long line of regulations President Barack Obama has issued over the past several years seeking to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. economy.
Hexagon Composites', Ålesund, Norway, wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has entered into a joint venture agreement with Allegheny Creative Energy Solutions LLC, Pottstown, Penn., (ACES) and Resonance Mode Inc. to create a new entity.
A new survey by the Texas Natural Gas Foundation ranks Bexar County in fifth place in terms of adopting natural gas-powered vehicles. But San Antonio may soon climb the charts.
Ryder System announced its fleet of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) has surpassed 100 million miles of operations, making it the first commercial fleet outsourcing provider to reach this milestone, according to the company.
Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport says it is now the first airport in North America to achieve carbon neutral status from the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) Program, citing the benefits of its compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fleet, among other sustainability efforts.
NACS-backed amendment is adopted at the National Conference on Weights and Measures Annual Meeting.
UPS says it has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than initially planned.
The National Conference on Weights and Measures has voted to approve the diesel gallon equivalent as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas that is sold as motor fuel, ending a long-running effort by NGVAmerica and others to simplify the sale, especially of liquefied natural gas.
TruStar Energy, one of the nation's leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, was nominated for three prestigious nominations during the FCA US LLC Qualitas 2016 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony, held at Sound Board in the MotorCity Casino Hotel on July 14, 2016.
Montgomery County on Wednesday officially opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Moraine that officials hope will reduce emissions, lower fuel and maintenance costs and support business growth.
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies, an industry leader in CNG (compressed natural gas) fuel systems for the automotive and heavy-duty industry, has been acquired by Douglas Acquisitions LLC.
VIA Metropolitan Transit has awarded a $10.9 million contract to Trillium CNG to build a 10-lane compressed natural gas fueling station at the public transit agency's bus barn off West Cypress Street and San Pedro Avenue.
This report studies CNG Vehicles in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer
Retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks in the U.S. and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year, according to a report published by ACT Research.
Electric cars are often touted as the nail in the coffin for gasoline-powered vehicles. However, there’s another fuel revolution in the developing world, which is changing the economics of electric cars.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) has announced its continued support and future goals for the research and development of alternative fuels, including biodiesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane and hydrogen; the vehicles and fleets that use these fuels; and activities that would increase their availability today.
Gain Clean Fuel has partnered with FastFlow CNG to build and manage a co-branded compressed natural gas fueling station in South Texas.
A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for the deployment of natural gas (NG) refueling infrastructure, including an analysis of key deployment factors, with forecasts segmented by compressed NG (CNG) and liquefied NG (LNG), through 2026.
As automotive and technology companies collaborate on connectivity and futuristic, over-the-air charging for consumer vehicles, the school bus industry is focusing on alternative fuel innovation that accommodates government regulation, incentive grants, low cost operations and passenger health.
Greenkraft Inc. (OTCQB: GKIT), a California based manufacturer of alternative fuel trucks and alternative fuel systems announced by way of their recently filed Form 10-K that revenues for the last fiscal year show nearly a 500% increase!
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Houston.
Here’s a thought: will alternative fuels get kneecapped by the fuel economy improvements mandated for heavy trucks via the Phase 2 standards within greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules?
FIBA Technologies Inc., a company that specializes in providing gas-containment equipment and services, says it is now stocking compressed natural gas (CNG) tubes in multiple locations in the U.S. to ensure fleets and CNG station developers have quick and reliable access to CNG storage equipment.
Diesel engines dominated the North American heavy duty vehicle market in 2015 but natural gas technology is starting to chip away on their market share as new environmental regulations take hold.
Grant Funds Still Available under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program (TNGVGP)!
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We operate today in a competitive market where, at present, oil prices are low and greenhouse gas regulations for vehicles are limited.
The oil and gas industry is firing back after environmentalists released a "threat map" highlighting the schools, hospitals and population centers that lie within a one-half mile radius of what activists are calling dangerous drilling and production activity.
Southern California’s anti-smog regulators opened a new front on the war on heavy-duty diesel trucks by joining a coalition of agencies stretching from Washington state to New York last week.
With an objective of helping our audience take quick and correct decisions, this CNG Tank/Cylinder market report covers technical data and manufacturing plants’ analysis in addition to the usual basic ingredients of definition and industry overview a typical market research report has.
Niyato Industries Inc. is thrilled to announce its latest development, the first-ever Tri-Fuel system – a Ford F-350 4X4 with three fuel capabilities, Gasoline or CNG (Methane) or LPG (Propane) – is almost ready to hit the open road.
A cross-country road trip highlighting the driveability of cars and trucks fueled by natural gas stopped in Greenville Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS. In the first evaluation of this technology for a Class 8 refuse vehicle, Mack Trucks is showcasing a Mack LR model retrofitted with Wrightspeed's The Route 1000 powertrain here at WasteExpo 2016.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 greenhouse-gas emissions and fuel-economy rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.
The research arm of United Technologies Corp. has developed a fuel tank made of a special composite material that could help get more natural gas vehicles on the road and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Composite Cng Tanks Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2022”.
The price of crude oil, and by extension gasoline and diesel, dipped lower and lower before just recently starting to climb again.
Next week, the City of Long Beach will be all about compressed natural gas (CNG), and its powering of vehicles, pointing to its own fleet as an example.
Hexagon Composites' wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln has received US DOT (Department of Transportation) approval to operate its newest Mobile Pipeline® product in the United States.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016, the company announced.
Nikola Motor Company (NMC) has been working on the Nikola One semi truck for three years in secret and is finally ready to go public.
The Fuels Institute is bringing experts from across the fuels and vehicles industries to Washington this summer to shed light on the latest market research, technology and policy hot topics.
The U.S. currently has 995 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations -- 586 public access and 409 private, according to the Dept. of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center.
On April 20, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016 (the Act) by a vote of 85-12.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has released an updated version of its AFLEET tool to reflect the latest advances in alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies and updated emissions data.
As commercial fleet owners struggle to cut fuel costs and reduce their fleet emissions to comply with stricter air pollution rules, they are faced with a myriad of decisions.
Organizers of this week’s ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., released a technical white paper on Tuesday that claims heavy-duty trucks can immediately address clean air and climate protection issues by formulating a combo plate that includes engine technology and renewable natural gas fuel.
CNG Source, a leading provider of compressed natural gas solutions for fueling stations, announced the launch of a line of daughter stations branded CONQUEROR.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced that it has secured a contract to provide Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility. The agreement is consistent with the state’s intent to reduce its reliance on imported crude oil, using a cleaner and more economical fuel.
The past two years have been a wild ride of plunging oil prices and, therefore, the plunging of diesel fuel prices for commercial vehicles in North America.
The opening of the first public CNG fuel station in Brazoria County gained attention as a step toward erasing the carbon footprint. The next step is to convince businesses, local governments and residents to see its benefits.
In what has been touted as the largest clean fleet event in the country, next week’s ACT Expo will take place Monday, May 2, through Thursday, May 5, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved the Vehicle Innovation Act (VIA) as part of a broader energy bill that passed, the Energy Policy Modernization Act.
WASHINGTON – A wide-ranging energy bill -- which had previously been help up over concerns of a lack of funding to address the Flint water crisis -- was approved by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday and included a measure authored by Michigan’s senators promoting investments in the research and development of more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Excellance Inc, producer of high quality custom ambulances and emergency vehicles, today announced their presence at FDIC International taking place at the Indianapolis Convention Center from April 18-23, 2016.
Variable cylinder compression that aids fuel economy and cuts emissions while maintaining power delivery is headed for production within three years, a top engineer for supplier FEV North America says at the SAE World Congress here.
Freedom CNG has opened a compressed natural gas fueling station located between Midland and Odessa, Texas capable of sending CNG-powered trucks west to El Paso or east to Dallas.
A commercial truck and bus engine that brings clean emissions to a whole new level is about to debut, seven years in advance of the low-emissions regulations it is designed to meet.
As a city that prides itself on ways to be clean and green, it can sure be difficult with the amount of gas we burn just sitting in Austin traffic.
Emerald is proud to announce its conversion to Penske Truck Leasing compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled trucks. Emerald’s New York based fleet will move to CNG this month, furthering Emerald’s mission of global conservation and mainstreaming sustainability.
From gasoline to propane and CNG to diesel, the world of alternative fuels can be dizzying. There is no one-size-fits-all model; some types of alternative fuel are just better suited for certain districts.
FedEx has released its 2016 Global Citizenship Report, “Deliver It Forward,” announcing that the company has surpassed its goal to increase FedEx Express vehicle fuel economy by 30% five years ahead of schedule.
A new report by BCC Research examines 10 alternative fuels for commercial vehicles and shows that compressed natural gas (CNG) has remained competitive, even as diesel fuel costs are lower.
Trillium CNG, the compressed natural gas company for Love's Travel Shops, was selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to design, build, operate and maintain 29 CNG facilities in the state - calling it a record-setting public-private partnership.
Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) announced the launch of Guided Skills Application, a coaching program for newly-trained CNG fuel system inspectors.
Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier, has been awarded natural gas EPA certification for the 2016 Ford 6.8L V-10 heavy-duty engine utilized in F-series trucks, including the F-650/750 and F-53/59 stripped chassis.
In a letter recently sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe suggested making compressed natural gas (CNG) engines a part of the plan for dealing with the Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal.
In 2013, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) faced a big decision. Advancing technologies, combined with a boom in natural gas production, presented an opportunity to replace 200 aging buses, running on diesel fuel and ripe for replacement, with buses that would run on compressed natural gas (CNG).
Despite lower diesel prices remaining steady and with the added caveat of a tax credit extension for alternative fuels, waste haulers remain committed to converting their fleets to compressed natural gas (CNG).
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.
Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), the ASE CASE-accredited leader in technical training for the CNG and LNG industry, has announced a new web-based training workshop, "Essentials of CNG Fuel System Inspections".
The climate for natural gas vehicle (NGV) adoption within the U.S. has undergone dramatic shifts in recent years.
A group of large and midsize cities from around the country have launched the Energy Secure Cities Coalition (ESCC), a partnership of communities dedicated to transitioning their municipal fleets from petroleum-fueled vehicles to those powered by alternative fuels, such as electricity and natural gas.
Ford is introducing improvements across its van lineup for the 2017 model year that it says are designed to make the vehicles trusted by fleet and small business customers even more flexible.
NASHVILLE. Momentum Fuel Technologies, a division of Rush Enterprises, added a new 150 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) back-of-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system for Class 6-8 trucks here at the 2016 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) annual convention.
Low diesel fuel prices are slowing the switch to natural gas by commercial and government fleet operators, even as many expect regulatory requirements to drive natural gas truck sales in the long run, according to a report by Trucks.com environmental expert John O’Dell.
Please join us for the grand opening of Brazoria County’s first public CNG fueling station and celebrate with 99 cent CNG during our first 30 days!
Railroad Commission of Texas, Alamo Area Clean Cities, Harris County Fire Marshal Office and Natural Gas Industry Personnel. Join us for an open discussion on Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas station codes and standards affecting San Antonio and surrounding counties.
CNG Energy Partners and the City of Lake Jackson held the grand opening today of the Lake Jackson Natural Gas Fueling Station, the first public-access fueling station offering alternative fuel options in Brazoria County.
Zion Research has published a new report titled “Compressed Natural Gas (Associated Gas, Non-Associated Gas, Unconventional Methods) Market for Light Duty Vehicles, Medium/Heavy Duty Buses, Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 - 2020”
Take your pick: Gasoline, CNG (Methane), or LPG (Propane). Now one system does it all. Niyato Industries Inc. is ecstatic to announce its latest advancement: The first-ever Tri-Fuel system – a Ford F 350 4X4 touting all three fuel capabilities.
Naval District Washington (NDW) is taking the steps to follow the mandate from Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus for use of alternative fuel vehicles and reduce petroleum consumption.
The Texas Natural Gas Foundation (TXNG) has compiled a map of the Lone Star State showing that drivers have 150 places to refuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in Texas — 44% more than the 104 stations in August 2014.
As the number of natural gas-powered vehicles on the roads continues to grow, so do the number of compressed natural gas, or CNG, fueling stations.
The FINANCIAL -- UPS announced it has expanded its agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to use up to 500,000 gallon equivalents of renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) annually in Texas.
The Obama administration released its fiscal year 2017 budget request Tuesday, drawing harsh criticism from oil and gas groups, which accused the president of advancing anti-fossil fuel policies at the expense of consumers.
In a recent interview with Bloomberg Television, Waste Management CEO David Steiner said the industry's shift to compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles is good for both the environment and for a company's wallet.
The price spread between gasoline and compressed natural gas has narrowed, putting vehicle conversions on a downward trend until it is now steady.
Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.
Freedom CNG has opened its third Houston-area compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in the new Pinto Business Park at 303 Fallbrook Rd. for serving private- and public-sector fleets.
Companies work together on trucks and fueling to bring cost-competitive, cleaner burning LNG that meets emissions regulations without the need for after treatment systems used in diesel engines, and more efficient vehicle technology to oil and gas operation.
Oregon-based Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NW Natural) and California-based Carnot Compression LLC have formed a consortium to build and test a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling unit.
Blue Gas Marine, Inc. and Dusky Marine will be partnering to introduce the Dusky Marine 252, featuring Blue Gas Marine's Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel-system technology.
Low oil prices over the past year have pushed gasoline to multiyear lows, but it was an act of Congress that led compressed natural gas prices this month to fall so low that a full tank can cost little more than a 20-ounce bottle of Coke.
Just over two years ago we introduced you to the Godsil Manhattan V16 super-coupe.
NGVAmerica recently released its 2015 annual report, which highlights the U.S. natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry’s policy wins of last year and outlines some plans for the year ahead.
The global market for compressed natural gas (CNG) should more than triple in value between 2015 and 2020.
The waste and recycling industry may move more aggressively into compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, now that federal tax credits for initiatives including alternative fuels have been officially extended by Congress and President Obama.
Westport Innovations Inc., engineering the world's most advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Cartesian Capital Group, of New York, for up to $71.3 million in financing to support global growth initiatives.
Propelled by low gas prices, Americans rushed to auto dealers last year and sent sales of cars and trucks to a record high.
Some drivers in Pennsylvania could receive exemptions from the state’s requirements for vehicle emissions testing, if a group of both Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature get their way.
“By 2025, 40 percent of you will be driving vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, according to projections,” said Detief Hallermann, Ph.D., associate clinical professor, Texas A&M University.
Tecogen has granted Ultratek an exclusive license for development of its patented, emissions-related, intellectual property for the vehicle market while the Strategic Investors have collectively contributed $3 million to finance the initial operations of the joint venture. Tecogen retains the rights to its Ultera emissions control technology for all other applications.
Tecogen® Inc. announced the formation of a joint venture company with a group of Strategic Investors for its patented Ultera™ emissions control technology.
The majority of natural gas vehicles will run on compressed natural gas, report finds.
Everyone fawns over crude oil while natural gas has to remain content in the shadows.
In April, UPS announced huge plans to add about 1,400 more compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet and build 15 new CNG stations across the U.S.
Federal lawmakers have approved legislation that will extend expired tax credits for companies that use alternative fuels through the end of 2016.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is now accepting applications for up to $37.8 million in grants available under the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program.
After converting most of its local fleet of garbage trucks to run on compressed natural gas, Houston-based WCA Waste Corporation has opened its first public compressed natural gas fueling station and the first such station open to the public in Alachua County.
The first 2016 Ford F-150 with the CNG/propane option has rolled off the assembly line.
Five years ago the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority set the wheels in motion for a full conversion of the agency's 123-vehicle fleet to compressed natural gas engines, and officials say the transformation will be complete in five years.
Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (FCA) is investing $40 million in its FCA Transport unit to convert its fleet of 179 parts-haulers to run on compressed natural gas.
OPEC, the now 13-member oil cartel, decided to maintain production at 31.5 million barrels per day at its meeting in Vienna last Friday.
Congress has passed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year, $305 billion surface transportation bill.
Today, that future is becoming a reality through renewable natural gas (RNG), also known as biomethane, a clean-burning fuel that’s essentially converted trash from landfills, food waste, wastewater facilities and agricultural waste.
Earlier this year the Senate and the House of Representatives passed their own versions of a six-year bill to fund the Department of Transportation's surface transportation programs, informally known as the highway funding bill.
Transit agencies face complex decisions when converting their fleets to buses that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), a cleaner, lower cost fuel than diesel.
As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill.
A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy (DOE) has been introduced in the House by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) as the Vehicle Innovation Act (VIA), H.R. 4106.
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reminding fleet operators that the deadline for a trial program is nearing.
Texas State Sen. Carlos Uresti of San Antonio has vowed to renew legislative efforts to switch the state's vehicle fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas.
America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) is set to fold into the American Petroleum Institute (API) by Jan. 1
oin AACOG's Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition and Central Texas Natural Gas stakeholders for a Natural Gas Forum
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (GHNGVA) and the Houston-Galveston Clean Cities.
Bringing Together the Entire NGV Industry Under One Roof September 15–17, 2015, Denver, Colorado
October 27-29, 2015 - The High Horsepower (HHP) Summit presents natural gas as a solution to high horsepower equipment operators aiming to significantly reduce fuel costs, improve environmental performance, and comply with important air quality regulations.
October 27-29, 2015 - The High Horsepower (HHP) Summit presents natural gas as a solution to high horsepower equipment operators aiming to significantly reduce fuel costs, improve environmental performance, and comply with important air quality regulations.
2014 Natural Gas Conference at Port of Houston
Just the Facts: Natural gas backers are launching a drive to persuade automakers to build compressed-natural-gas fueled cars and trucks. Six custom-built CNG vehicles are on display now in Washington, D.C., and builders say production versions would not cost much more than standard gasoline vehicles. Fuel can cost less than $1 a gallon-equivalent when produced at home.
Six popular consumer vehicles converted to run on compressed natural gas and gasoline were unveiled at ACT Expo in Washington D.C. today as the second stop of a national roadshow
Carlab pushes bi-fuel natural gas as the way of the future