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State Gets Ready to Launch Large CNG Station Solicitation
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be seeking a private company to develop a large network of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure in the state. Spearheaded through Pennsylvania's Public-Private Partnership (P3) initiative, PennDOT and its transit agency partners will work with a competitively selected private entity to install CNG stations that transit fleets throughout the state can use. [read more]
Ever Wonder How CNG Stations Can Affect the Economy?
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The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has wrapped up development of its JOBS NG tool, a means through which state and local governments can examine the economic implications of compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station development. "Our model estimates the jobs created and economic output at every stage in the process, beginning with station design and construction, and [read more]
Race-Day Action: Ferraris and a Bi-Fuel CNG Pickup?
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The Silver State Classic Challenge - a 90-mile road race along Route 318 between Lund and Hiko, Nev. - has seen its fair share of hot automobiles and intense racing action over the past 25 years. What it hasn't seen is a natural gas vehicle among its field of racers. Until now. In fact, the NGV that ran the race [read more]
Westport Has A New Natural Gas Technology For OEMs
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Westport has debuted its latest development in the natural gas vehicle and engine sector: a proprietary "enhanced spark-ignited" (ESI) natural gas system that will be initially aimed at medium-duty engine and vehicle applications. "As gasoline and diesel engines progress, it is critical that OEMs offer natural gas engines that retain their expected performance while providing the environmental and economic benefits [read more]
Natural Gas Vehicles Subject to Large Recall
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has acknowledged a safety recall notice from General Motors that affects more than 3,000 GMC Savana and Chevy Express vans with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. GM first alerted the NHTSA about an equipment defect last month. According to NHTSA documents, some model-year 2011-2014 Express and Savana vans - potentially a total [read more]
Poof: State's NGV, Propane Vehicle Rebates Are Gone
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In mid July, the Arkansas Energy Office (AEO) announced an initial funding round totaling $150,000 to support the deployment of natural gas vehicles and propane autogas vehicles in the state. If you were dilly-dallying with an application, don't bother rushing: All of the money is gone. The office has announced that the first round of its Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate [read more]
New Natural Gas Fueling Joint Venture Aimed at Market Niche
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Mansfield Energy Corp. have formed a joint venture firm, Mansfield Clean Energy Partners, that will focus on providing natural gas fueling options to U.S.-based bulk-fuel haulers. MCEP's first client will be Mansfield Oil Co., Mansfield Energy's parent organization. The company has already begun deploying compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to haul diesel and gasoline to [read more]
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]
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