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LNG Tax-Fix Bill Advances in U.S. Senate
on 18 Feb 2015
Federal lawmakers' revamped effort to provide fair tax treatment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has advanced in the U.S. Senate, and a similar measure was proposed in the House of Representatives. Last week, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill recently reintroduced by U.S. Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo. The bill, S.344, aims to put LNG on [read more]
FirstCNG Cuts Ribbon on NGV Fueling Station in California
on 13 Feb 2015
FirstCNG LLC has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Lake Forest, Calif. The facility, branded Titan NGV Fueling, is located just off Interstate 5 at 24201 El Toro Rd. The station provides fueling at up to 12 GGE per minute by utilizing a Galileo Gigabox compressor solution. "The location we developed has sat as a vacant dirt [read more]
Vote Breathes New Life into New Jersey Alt-Fuel Infrastructure Bill
on 13 Feb 2015
On Thursday, a New Jersey Assembly panel voted to advance reintroduced legislation that would mandate refueling infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles on state highways. The Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities committee approved the proposal, which was reintroduced by Assemblyman Tim Eustace, D-Bergen/Passaic. The legislation, A.1728, would require the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to provide or arrange for natural gas [read more]
IGS CNG Services and City of Dayton Announce New Fueling Station
on 13 Feb 2015
IGS CNG Services and the City of Dayton, Ohio, have announced the opening of a new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station. Located at the city department of public works' existing fueling facility, the CNG station will service a growing number of Ohio businesses and citizens who are converting to natural gas vehicles. The station features two dual-hose CNG dispensers. [read more]
NGV Fire Update: Two Tanks Ruptured, PRDs Didn't Trigger
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The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) has released new information related to its investigation of a natural gas vehicle accident that occurred on Jan. 27 in Indianapolis, confirming that two of five compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders on a Republic Services refuse truck ruptured during a fire. The CVEF also notes that although all five CNG tanks were equipped with [read more]
Legislative Package Could Boost Alternative Fuels in Washington State
on 09 Feb 2015
A bipartisan group of Washington state senators recently outlined a comprehensive energy plan, which includes some bills that would help encourage the use of alternative fuels in the region. State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, unveiled the plan alongside Sens. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline; Curtis King, R-Yakima; Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick; Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch; and Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee´╗┐. Although not the main [read more]
Senators Continue Push for Fair Tax Treatment of LNG
on 04 Feb 2015
U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Richard Burr, R-N.C., have reintroduced their bipartisan bill to put liquefied natural gas (LNG) on equal footing with diesel fuel under the federal highway excise tax. The senators say the bill, S.344, would allow LNG to compete fairly with diesel by taxing LNG on an energy-content, rather than a volume, basis. "LNG could be [read more]
Details on Natural Gas Vehicle Accident Emerging
on 30 Jan 2015
Some new information has emerged related to the accident earlier this week that saw compressed natural gas cylinders on a refuse truck "explode" during a fire that occurred on the vehicle during its regular commercial operations in Indianapolis. As NGT News reported on Wednesday, initial feedback from the Indianapolis Fire Department suggested that five explosions - presumably from the natural [read more]
CNG Tanks Explode During Indianapolis Truck Fire
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On Tuesday morning, a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered refuse truck caught fire in Indianapolis, and the vehicle's CNG tanks eventually exploded. Captain Rita Reith tells NGT News that crews from the Indianapolis Fire Department arrived at the scene at around 5:30 a.m. EST. The truck, owned by Republic Services, was located in the parking lot of a local business near [read more]
California Utility Helps Thousands of Drivers Fill Up with Natural Gas
on 23 Jan 2015
San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is certainly doing its part to help California drivers wean off diesel and gasoline and switch to compressed natural gas (CNG). Last year alone, the utility reports, its CNG fueling stations provided the equivalent of 3 million gallons of gasoline to thousands of natural gas vehicle customers. PG&E owns and operates 24 public [read more]
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