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California Utility Helps Thousands of Drivers Fill Up with Natural Gas
on 23 Jan 2015
San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is certainly doing its part to help California drivers wean off diesel and gasoline and switch to compressed natural gas (CNG). Last year alone, the utility reports, its CNG fueling stations provided the equivalent of 3 million gallons of gasoline to thousands of natural gas vehicle customers. PG&E owns and operates 24 public [read more]
Civic Natural Gas Sales 'Plummet'... So What?
on 22 Jan 2015 email the content item print the content item
This week, notable finance industry publication Forbes ran a piece titled "Sales Of Honda's Natural Gas Civic Plummet," sparking some contemplation about how natural gas vehicles are faring in the consumer market. The contributor leans on a single data point - that Honda sold 751 Civic NGVs in 2014, compared to 2,198 in 2013 - to suggest that the average [read more]
Report: NGVs Still a Smart Buy Despite Declining Oil Prices
on 21 Jan 2015
The recent drop in gasoline and diesel prices may have some fleet operators and consumers wondering: Why bother switching to natural gas? Well, trade group NGVAmerica has published a new comprehensive report outlining why it thinks natural gas will remain a cheaper fueling option over the long term. Titled, "Oil Price Volatility and the Continuing Case for Natural Gas as [read more]
NGV Market Slated for Substantial Growth
on 19 Jan 2015
Global sales of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) will grow to nearly 4 million annually by 2024, according to a report from Navigant Research. Furthermore, the study says fleets and commercial operators will likely dominate the North American NGV market. Increasingly stringent fuel-economy and tailpipe-emissions standards in major automotive markets are driving automakers to provide alternatives to traditional gasoline- and diesel-fueled [read more]
Arkansas Offering $1.3M Under Alt-Fuel Rebate Program
on 13 Jan 2015
The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has announced it is reopening the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program with a total of $1.315 million in rebates. Approximately $1.2 million in rebates will be administered for new refueling stations or the retrofitting of existing refueling stations in Arkansas that provide public access to clean motor fuels, [read more]
Utah Rep. Handy, a CNG Champion, Proposes Rebate Program for Retrofits
on 12 Jan 2015 email the content item print the content item
As the start of the 2015 legislative session draws near in Utah, state lawmakers have at their feet a bill that would provide a rebate to consumers who retrofit their vehicles to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Chief bill sponsor Rep. Stephen G. Handy, R-Layton, tells NGT News the legislation is a clean air initiative. He says the bill, [read more]
Oregon Regulators Approve Long-Awaited Clean Fuel Standards
on 09 Jan 2015
The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission has approved new rules that lay out the next phase of the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gases by cutting the carbon content in Oregon transportation fuels by 10% over a 10-year period. The rules, developed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), go into effect Feb. 1. The commission [read more]
Calif. Governor Plans to Cut In-State Petroleum Use in Half by 2030
on 07 Jan 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., wants to reduce California's petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50% within the next 15 years. Brown was sworn in for a fourth term as governor earlier this week, and he used his inaugural speech to outline his ambitious priorities for the future. The focus on petroleum is part of a three-point plan [read more]
City of Loveland Expects Big Savings with Hydraulic Hybrid Garbage Trucks
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The City of Loveland, Colo., recently replaced six of its 16 garbage trucks with hydraulic hybrid models - a move city officials say will mean big savings. Each new truck features a chassis from Indiana-based Autocar and a RunWise hydraulic drive system from Ohio-based Parker Hannifin Corp. As Loveland explains in a press release, the hydraulic drive system uses a [read more]
Revamped CNG Station off I-44 Goes Back Online
on 05 Jan 2015
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) has reopened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station after shutting it down in October to upgrade the facility. Located along Interstate 44 at the W.D. Hoback travel plaza in Stroud, Okla., the station now features new fast-fill equipment and pumps in order to offer a speedier experience for drivers of CNG vehicles. As OTA [read more]
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