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A Rocky Road Toward One State's CNG Success?
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A pair of articles published this week via Watchdog.org provides some useful insight about the kind of opposition that the natural gas vehicle sector must face - if not surmount - in order to garner public favor and help the industry grow. The subject of the articles - available here and here - is Colorado, which has become a pro-NGV [read more]
EGS, TruStar Developing Compressed Natural Gas Station for CityBus
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Vectren Corp. subsidiary Energy Systems Group (ESG) and TruStar Energy are working together to construct a major new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station for the Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corp. (aka CityBus) in Indiana. CityBus, which provides transportation services to the Lafayette area and to Purdue University, is initially purchasing 11 new CNG-powered buses (six 40-footers and five transit [read more]
OEM Offering New Propane Autogas Option
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IC Bus LLC says it will be introducing a propane autogas fuel option for its CE Series full-size school bus beginning next year. The bus will feature Power Solutions International's (PSI) 8.8-liter propane engine. IC Bus, a subsidiary of Navistar Inc., notes that the purpose-built propane-powered CE Series is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine [read more]
Four New Lanes of Heavy-Duty Fast-Fill CNG in Texas
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Questar Fueling continued the expansion of its refueling network in Texas this week with the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station in DeSoto. Major Class 8 carriers Swift Transportation and Dart Transit will represent the initial anchors for the facility. Swift will be refueling about 30 heavy-duty tractors in DeSoto, and Dart will be rolling 17 through [read more]
Getting Ahead Of A Potentially Dangerous Natural Gas Vehicle Issue
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The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) and NGVAmerica have issued a technical bulletin that addresses a potentially overlooked aspect of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling that could create a dangerous situation for natural gas vehicles: temperature compensation. The bulletin - which is available here - notes that proper temperature compensation is a critical factor in safely fueling CNG vehicles, whether [read more]
New Propane Autogas Vehicle Incentive Program Launched in NY
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The New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) is administering a rebate program that allows New York residents to apply for a $5,000 incentive payment for the purchase or conversion of a propane autogas vehicle. The program is currently available as a one-time rebate per resident/fleet. Any new vehicle or conversion of an existing asset is eligible, so long as the [read more]
Texas CNG and LNG Sales Totals Blew Away Expectations
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The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) is touting the Texas Comptroller's recent fiscal-year 2014 report, which shows that tax revenue tied to the sale of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for transportation was much higher than had been anticipated. The state began collecting a tax of $0.15/gallon of CNG and LNG on Sept. 1 of last [read more]
Westport Attains Certification for Key 2015 Models
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Westport says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a number of its natural gas vehicle conversions for 2015 Ford models. The Westport WiNG Power System is now approved for model-year 2015 E-450s and F-450s, F-550s, F-650s and F-59s that feature the 6.8-liter V-10 engine. Ford factory-installs a gaseous-prep package on these platforms that enables the engine to run [read more]
Kenworth Continues To Expand Its Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Portfolio
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Kenworth Truck Co. says its T880 - one of the company's strongest offerings in the vocational and other truck markets - is now available with a factory-installed natural gas power plant. T880 daycabs and 52-inch mid-roof sleepers can be ordered with Cummins Westport Inc.'s ISX12 G engine, rated at 400 hp/1,450 lb.-ft. of torque, the company says. The ISX12 G [read more]
Investor Assumes Stake in CNG Station Developer
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Virginia-based HC2 Holdings Inc. has bought a majority interest in ANG Holding Inc., the parent company of natural gas refueling infrastructure specialist American Natural Gas LLC. American Natural Gas, which is headquartered in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has focused largely on the build-out of CNG stations in the Northeast, with projects in states including New York, Maine and Vermont. The company [read more]
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