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Texas NGV Grants Create Big Benefits for the State
on 25 Feb 2015
Three Texas grant programs to support the construction of natural gas fueling stations and the adoption of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) generated major benefits for the state, according to a new study by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development. The report says the grants, totaling $52.9 million, generated $128 million in economic impact, led [read more]
Alternative Fuels: What's Going on in Washington?
on 23 Feb 2015
A new Congress is in session in Washington, D.C., this winter, and alternative fuel vehicle industry stakeholders are anxious to see how a fresh complement of lawmakers will influence the short- and long-term policy landscape. Experts and advocates from various industry segments - natural gas, propane autogas, electrification and biofuels - gathered in the nation's capital Monday during Energy Independence [read more]
CNG Car Crash Eases Editor's Safety Concerns
on 20 Feb 2015
Adam Wilmoth, an energy editor for The Oklahoman, bought a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Honda Civic about two years ago after performing a lot of research, but he admits that he remained slightly worried about just how safe CNG fuel systems are. In a new Oklahoman article, Wilmoth writes that his concerns have now been eradicated. He says a co-worker's [read more]
Ryder Launches Major NGV Training Program
on 18 Feb 2015
Ryder System Inc., a provider of commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, has launched a new online natural gas vehicle (NGV) maintenance training program for its entire North American maintenance network. Over 6,000 maintenance and service employees across Ryder's 800 maintenance facilities will be trained on NGV technology. The company says the program will provide its technician workforce with [read more]
LNG Tax-Fix Bill Advances in U.S. Senate
on 18 Feb 2015
Federal lawmakers' revamped effort to provide fair tax treatment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has advanced in the U.S. Senate, and a similar measure was proposed in the House of Representatives. Last week, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill recently reintroduced by U.S. Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo. The bill, S.344, aims to put LNG on [read more]
FirstCNG Cuts Ribbon on NGV Fueling Station in California
on 13 Feb 2015
FirstCNG LLC has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Lake Forest, Calif. The facility, branded Titan NGV Fueling, is located just off Interstate 5 at 24201 El Toro Rd. The station provides fueling at up to 12 GGE per minute by utilizing a Galileo Gigabox compressor solution. "The location we developed has sat as a vacant dirt [read more]
Vote Breathes New Life into New Jersey Alt-Fuel Infrastructure Bill
on 13 Feb 2015
On Thursday, a New Jersey Assembly panel voted to advance reintroduced legislation that would mandate refueling infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles on state highways. The Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities committee approved the proposal, which was reintroduced by Assemblyman Tim Eustace, D-Bergen/Passaic. The legislation, A.1728, would require the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to provide or arrange for natural gas [read more]
IGS CNG Services and City of Dayton Announce New Fueling Station
on 13 Feb 2015
IGS CNG Services and the City of Dayton, Ohio, have announced the opening of a new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station. Located at the city department of public works' existing fueling facility, the CNG station will service a growing number of Ohio businesses and citizens who are converting to natural gas vehicles. The station features two dual-hose CNG dispensers. [read more]
NGV Fire Update: Two Tanks Ruptured, PRDs Didn't Trigger
on 11 Feb 2015 email the content item print the content item
The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) has released new information related to its investigation of a natural gas vehicle accident that occurred on Jan. 27 in Indianapolis, confirming that two of five compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders on a Republic Services refuse truck ruptured during a fire. The CVEF also notes that although all five CNG tanks were equipped with [read more]
Legislative Package Could Boost Alternative Fuels in Washington State
on 09 Feb 2015
A bipartisan group of Washington state senators recently outlined a comprehensive energy plan, which includes some bills that would help encourage the use of alternative fuels in the region. State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, unveiled the plan alongside Sens. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline; Curtis King, R-Yakima; Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick; Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch; and Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee´╗┐. Although not the main [read more]
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