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Natural Gas Fuel Tax Increase Becomes Law in Utah
on 30 Mar 2015
Gov. Gary Herbert, R-Utah, has signed into law H.B.362, a comprehensive transportation funding package that includes a measure to increase the state tax on natural gas motor vehicle fuel. The legislation, which also includes a hike in the state gasoline tax, recently passed in the Utah legislature and aims to pay for a projected shortfall in transportation funding. According to [read more]
Connecticut Launches Rapid Transit System with Fleet of Hybrid Buses
on 30 Mar 2015
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has officially kicked off CTfastrak, the state's new bus rapid transit service utilizing a fleet of hybrid diesel-electric buses. As Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced in February, the state DOT will operate more than 40 Allison Hybrid-equipped buses under its CTfastrak service. The new fleet includes 30-foot Gillig buses to provide neighborhood circulator service [read more]
U.S. Reps Introduce Alternative Fuel Tax Parity Act
on 27 Mar 2015
U.S. Reps. Todd Young, R-Ind., John Larson, D-Conn., Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, and Ron Kind, D-Wis., have introduced H.R.1665, the Alternative Fuel Tax Parity Act. The lawmakers say the bipartisan bill would ensure the federal highway excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and propane autogas are levied at a rate consistent with the fuels' energy output relative to diesel and [read more]
Altech-Eco Gets EPA Nod for 2015 Ford Transit CNG Conversions
on 27 Mar 2015
Altech-Eco Corp. has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for its compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions of the 2015 Ford Transit 150/250/350 3.7L full-size van and wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option. Altech-Eco, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier, says it offers both bi-fuel and dedicated CNG conversion systems for the Ford Transit. However, the company notes the [read more]
Alliance AutoGas Expands Network with Two New Propane Retailers
on 27 Mar 2015
U.S. propane marketers North Star Energy LLC (NSE) and Brooks Gas Co. recently became members of Alliance AutoGas, whose network comprises more than 120 independent propane marketers and authorized vehicle conversion centers throughout North America. Based in Aberdeen, S.D., NSE services approximately 3,000 propane customers in South and North Dakota, providing propane bulk, cylinder, cylinder exchange and transport services for [read more]
U.S. GAIN and American Fueling Systems Partner on Atlanta CNG Station
on 27 Mar 2015
U.S. GAIN has announced it is teaming up with compressed natural gas (CNG) provider American Fueling Systems (AFS). Under the partnership, U.S. GAIN will co-locate a GAIN Clean Fuel brand CNG dispenser at AFS' existing CNG station in Atlanta, located at 4420 Buford Hwy. N.E. The Atlanta facility, the largest public-access CNG station in Georgia, has been operational since 2012 [read more]
Georgia School District Debuts Propane Autogas Bus
on 26 Mar 2015
Valdosta City Schools (VCS), located in Valdosta, Ga., has received its first propane autogas (LPG) school bus. According to VCS, the Blue Bird bus features a Ford engine with a ROUSH CleanTech fuel system, and propane supplier AmeriGas has partnered with VCS to provide on-site refueling. VCS says its transportation department is looking for new and inventive ways to make [read more]
99 Cents Only Stores Opens CNG Station in California
on 25 Mar 2015
99 Cents Only Stores has opened an on-site compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the company's main distribution center, located in the City of Commerce, Calif. The company, which currently operates 383 stores in California and the Southwest, says the station represents the final step in the firm's plan to adopt a green approach to its private fleet operation. [read more]
Dean Foods to Deploy 64 NGVs, Build Fueling Station with Clean Energy
on 25 Mar 2015
Dean Foods, a leading food and beverage company that specializes in dairy products, is adding 64 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to its distribution fleet and has teamed up with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build a CNG fueling station. Over the next several months, Dean Foods will introduce 57 CNG Freightliner M2-112 straight trucks and seven Freightliner Cascadia over-the-road [read more]
Xebec X-Series CNG Filters Now CRN Certified
on 25 Mar 2015
Xebec Adsorption Inc., a provider of gas purification and filtration solutions, has announced its X-Series range of filters is now CRN certified for use across Canada. The company says its X-Series is designed specifically for compressed natural gas (CNG) filtration and offers three filter lines to accommodate pressure ranges up to 290 psig, 725 psig and 6,000 psig. The filters [read more]
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