NCWM Does Not Adopt the DGE Proposal at Annual Meeting

Last Wednesday, the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) at its Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, voted on the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) proposal. The measure was not adopted. To pass, the proposal had to be approved by NCWM’s two “Houses”—the House of State Representatives and the House of Delegates. The House of State […]

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Possible Senate Action on LNG Fix This Week

The U.S. Senate adjourned on Friday without reaching agreement on when or how to consider H.R. 5021, the House-passed Highway Trust Fund bailout package. Negotiations are continuing as to the number and type of amendments that could be offered in the bill. Now that the Senate has adjourned, the earliest that any agreement can be […]

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Compelling Case for NGVs Workshop in North Carolina a Success

More than 75 people attended Thursday’s “Compelling Case for NGVs” workshop at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Asheville, North Carolina. The event, which was co-hosted and organized by Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (LOSCVC) and PSNC Energy, included vendor tabletops, an outdoor vehicle display and site visits to PSNC Energy’s and Altech Eco’s nearby […]

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Quadrennial Energy Review to Focus on Rail, Barge and Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will hold a meeting in Chicago on August 8th to receive comments on rail, barge and truck transportation infrastructure needs. The meeting is part of a series of meetings that are being conducted by the DOE as part of its Quadrennial Energy Review. This effort is intended to assess […]

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DOE Announces Large Alt Fuel Grant Program

On Wednesday, The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will provide up to $4.5 billion in grants for alternative fuel vehicle projects through the Clean Cities program. The funding opportunity will provide 7 to 15 projects between $250,000 and $1 million in funding. This funding will support projects in three major Areas of Interest […]

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Arkansas Energy Office Announces NGV Project Incentives

The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has announced that $150,000 in rebates will be awarded through its Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, part of the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program. The Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program applies to fleet operators for the conversion or purchase of a CNG or […]

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Kenworth T680 with Natural Gas Engine Available for Order

On Tuesday, Kenworth Truck Company announced that the Kenworth T680 is now available for order with a natural gas powered engine. The T680 is now available in a day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper and 76-inch sleeper configurations with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12-G natural gas engine rated up to 400 hp and 1,450 lb-ft of […]

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California Transit Authority Orders 13 Large New Flyer Buses

New Flyer Industries announced that Long Beach Transit in Southern California has awarded New Flyer a contract for 13 60-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior articulated CNG buses. New Flyer has manufactured 250 buses for Long Beach Transit over the past 20 years in a variety of propulsions, bus lengths and platforms. These additional 13 articulated buses will […]

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Central Arkansas Transit Authority to Introduce 15 CNG Buses

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) has announced it will introduce 15 new CNG buses to its fleet starting next summer. The 15 natural gas buses, which will replace older in-use diesel buses, will represent about 25 percent of CATA’s bus fleet. The transit authority will continue to replace diesel buses with CNG buses as […]

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Clean Energy Opens Stations to Support Trucking and Manufacturing

This week, Clean Energy made announcements about multiple station openings. Clean Energy will open its Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Winslow, Arizona, America’s Natural Gas Highway (LNG) stations to support Seaboard Transport’s operations. Under the fueling agreement, Seaboard Transport will also fuel at Clean Energy’s public natural gas station network in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, […]

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Amp Trillium Open CNG Station in Texas

Amp Trillium has opened a CNG station in Waco, Texas, the first of seven stations planned as part of an agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert part of their diesel fleets to CNG. Amp Trillium, a joint venture of AmpCNG and Trillium CNG, described the fast-fill station as the […]

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Piedmont Natural Gas Opens Second Station in Nashville

On Tuesday, Piedmont Natural Gas officially opened its latest CNG fueling station in Nashville, Tennessee. The new CNG station is the Company’s tenth overall and their second fueling station in Nashville. Piedmont is developing stations along major interstates within its three-state service area. The company will also be converting at least one-third of its more […]

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Rolls-Royce Developing New 16-Cylinder Natural Gas Engine for Tug

Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ German subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen is developing a new 16-cylinder gas-powered engine for the reverse stern drive (RSD) CNG tug, which is currently under construction. In June, Damen Shipyards, MTU and Denmark’s Svitzer partnered for the development of the new RSD CNG tug. The new gas engine will be based on MTU’s workboat […]

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Wärtsilä Establishes Joint Venture with CSSC for Dual-Fuel Engines

Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing medium and large bore medium-speed dual- fuel engines. The first engine is expected to be ready for delivery by late 2015. The new company will target the growing offshore and LNG markets, as well as the market […]

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