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Duchess C-Stores Start Down the CNG Road
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IGS CNG Services and Englefield Oil Co. will be building compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling capacity at an existing BP fueling station/Duchess convenience store at 3909 Alum Creek Dr. in Obetz, Ohio. "We'll have two dispensers with two high-flow and two 'fleet' style hoses," says Dave Mrowzinski, program manager with IGS CNG Services. "These dispensers will allow users to plug [read more]
Governor On Hand to Tout Philly CNG Station
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VNG.CO unveiled public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling capacity at a BP convenience store in Philadelphia this week, drawing dignitaries such as Gov. Tom Corbett to cut the ribbon. The station, which is located on Abbottsford Ave., is a part of VNG's growing network of CNG infrastructure co-located with existing retail fueling locations (e.g., the new site in Philly has [read more]
Hydraulic Hybrid: Inside A Fuel-Agnostic Advanced Fleet Technology
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In the effort to reduce the amount of fuel consumed and emissions generated by the fleet of heavy-duty trucks in the U.S., targeting refuse collection vehicles for efficiency improvements presents an opportunity to make a significant impact. A typical refuse truck travels 25,000 miles each year, and because a conventional truck achieves 2-4 mpg, each consumes roughly 8,600 gallons of [read more]
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]
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