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Mid-Missouri Welcomes First Public-Access CNG Station
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The city of Columbia, Mo., has wrapped up its work with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to develop the city's first compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station. Located at 1900 Lake Ridgeway Dr., the fast-fill facility features one dispenser for public use, along with two dispensers for natural gas vehicles within Columbia's municipal fleet. The city has already taken delivery of [read more]
More Compressed Natural Gas Availability for Class 8 in Omaha
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Natural gas utility Metropolitan Utilities District and Trillium CNG have opened a new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Omaha, Neb. Werner Enterprises, one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in the U.S., is headquartered in Omaha and will be among the new station's first major fleet customers. The company will be using an initial 12 tractors [read more]
Recycling Company Using Omnitek Natural Gas Conversions for Fleet
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TFC Recycling, a Virginia-based company that provides recycling services to more than 700,000 households, has placed an order for Omnitek Engineering Corp.'s heavy-duty natural gas engine conversion kits. The company will integrate these systems, which are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Mack's 12-liter E7 engines, into its own fleet of trucks. TFC Recycling currently operates about [read more]
New England Refuse Fleet Adding Compressed Natural Gas Station
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Hartford, Conn.-based refuse and recycling company All Waste Inc. has selected TruStar Energy to build a time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station to support its fleet of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. All Waste already operates 14 CNG-powered garbage trucks, and an additional 10 heavy-duty NGVs will be delivered soon. The overall fleet totals 80 vehicles, and the company is [read more]
GE Business Unit Aiming to Make CNG Refueling More Accessible
on 25 Aug 2014
GE Capital Fleet Services has formed an agreement with VNG.CO LLC whereby the companies will work together to expand the availability of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleets. "We know from our customers that many commercial fleets want to adopt CNG vehicles. The barrier is the cost and availability of CNG fueling stations. Our alliance with VNG [read more]
Federal-Mogul Introduces Spark Plugs for Heavy-Duty NGVs
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Federal-Mogul Powertrain has developed a portfolio of spark plugs designed specially for heavy-duty vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). The transient operation of CNG heavy-duty vehicle engines and the wide range of ambient conditions encountered can produce temperature gradients that are different from those found in stationary engines. For example, heavy-duty vehicle engines often encounter frequent idling periods, [read more]
Kwik Trip CNG Network Nearing 30 Locations
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Convenience store chain Kwik Trip Inc. recently brought online compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling capacity at three of its locations - in Lake Mills and Eau Claire in Wisconsin and in Davenport, Iowa - bringing the company's total footprint to 28 CNG stations. Each facility features equipment from ANGI Energy Systems and Gilbarco dispensers. Including the sites in Lake Mills [read more]
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]
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