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Alabama School Fleet Begins Propane Autogas Deployment
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Mobile County Public Schools, the largest school district in Alabama, has initiated the deployment of 30 propane autogas full-size school buses from Blue Bird Corp., which are equipped with autogas systems from ROUSH CleanTech. The companies note that each bus will displace about 40,000 gallons of diesel fuel over its lifetime, as well as reduce CO2 emissions by 150,000 lbs.Mobile [read more]
TruStar Energy, High Plains Bioenergy Open Public-Access CNG Station
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TruStar Energy and High Plains Bioenergy (HPB) have debuted a fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station at 3271 U.S. Highway 54 in Guymon, Okla. HPB parent company Seaboard Foods will be a main customer of the public-access facility. Seaboard Foods operates a substantial fleet of natural gas vehicles - some 160 NGVs - that is forecast to displace more [read more]
Trade Association Seeks Input on CNG Fueling Best Practices Document
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The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has developed a set of best practices - "Recommended Practices for the Design, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Fueling Facilities" - and is seeking public comment about the document. PEI is a major trade association for the companies that manufacture and distribute fuel-handling equipment - and CNG is growing in [read more]
Not Exactly Smooth Sailing for One CNG Station Project
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Controversy over a proposed compressed natural gas (CNG) station in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is bubbling among officials and the public following the city council's recent decision to move forward with the project. The council voted 3-2 in the affirmative to accept a $1 million bid from refueling infrastructure developer Patriot CNG, according to coverage from local media source The DeFuniak [read more]
Utility Bullish on NGVs Following 'Significant' Savings During Pilot Program
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Bonita Springs Utilities Inc., which provides municipal water and waste-water services in Bonita Springs, Fla., is ready to take on a larger complement of natural gas vehicles in its fleet. NGT News first covered the organization's intention to pilot-test compressed natural gas (CNG) back in early 2012. At that time, the utility spent approximately $40,000 to convert four light-duty work [read more]
Volvo Rolling Out New CNG Truck for Overseas Market
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Volvo Trucks is introducing to the European market a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its Volvo FE heavy-duty truck that features a new spark-ignited 9.0-liter natural gas engine. The Volvo FE CNG, according to the company, was designed primarily for applications that require frequent stops and starts, such as in the distribution/delivery and refuse vocations. The 9.0-liter engine [read more]
Love's Fattens Texas Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Network
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Love's Travel Stops continues to expand its natural gas fueling footprint, with the opening this week of compressed natural gas (CNG) capacity at the company's site in Dallas - the first CNG station that Love's has built in the city. The facility - located at 8800 S. Polk St. off heavily traveled I-35/I-20 - features in-lane CNG dispenser designed to [read more]
Tulsa School Fleet Gets CNG Compressor Upgrade
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The public school district in Tulsa, Okla., has commissioned new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling equipment at the fleet's McBirney Bus Lot at 1012 W. 36th Pl. in West Tulsa. Tulsa Public Schools was an early adopter of natural gas, having launched a two-year pilot program in 1988 that involved two dozen CNG-powered school buses and other natural gas vehicles [read more]
Kane Is Able Deploying Its First CNG-Powered Class 8 Units
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Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able Inc. has unveiled for the public its natural gas vehicle initiative, which will see the large transportation solutions provider roll out an initial seven tractors that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). The trucks, which will be used within the company's regional transportation fleet based in Scranton, Pa., are Volvo VNL daycab units that [read more]
New DOE Funds Being Funneled Toward Advanced Transportation Technologies
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has mobilized more than $55 million to support 31 new R&D projects in the advanced transportation sector. The majority of these projects - the full list of which can be accessed here - are tied to the Obama administration's EV Everywhere Grand Challenge: a long-term plan designed to help make plug-in electric vehicles more [read more]
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