Recent U.S. Senate Action on LNG Tax Equity Legislation

This week, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) replaced the LNG Tax Equity Bill (S.344), also known as the Bennett-Burr bill, with his own identical bill (S.917), which is his right as the Chairman of the Committee. The new bill reflects Sen. Hatch’s support for fixing the LNG tax inequity.  The legislation (S. Rept. 114-27) was reported out of Senate Finance Committee and is now … [Read More...]

NGVAmerica Submits Comments on Bipartisan Tax Reform

Recently, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced a bipartisan effort to begin soliciting ideas from interested members of the public and stakeholders on how best to overhaul the nation’s tax code and to make it simpler, fairer and more efficient.  In its comments submitted this week, NGVAmerica urged the Committee to take steps to level … [Read More...]

ANGA Releases White Paper on LNG Exports

America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) has released a new white paper, Carpe Diem: LNG Exports Are America's Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity. The makes the case that the United States can be a global energy leader by exporting its abundant and stable supply of natural gas without sacrificing the price advantage enjoyed by the transportation sector and domestic manufacturers. The paper shows U.S. … [Read More...]

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Mack Defense to Supply Natural Gas Trucks to GSA

Mack Defense has been awarded contract from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to supply Mack Pinnacle, Mack Granite and Mack TerraPro models from now until the initial contract ends October 31, 2015. The GSA contract includes natural gas-powered models from Mack. Mack offers the natural gas-powered Pinnacle highway model, which runs on either CNG … [Read More...]

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TruStar Energy to Install 15 UPS CNG Fueling Stations throughout U.S.

TruStar Energy has been awarded contracts to install 15 high capacity fueling stations for UPS. The CNG fueling stations, which will be located across 11 states, will fuel over 2,000 vehicles once the recently announced 1,400 new natural gas vehicles are deployed. The UPS CNG fleet includes both Class 8 tractors and their familiar brown delivery trucks called … [Read More...]

British Columbia Transit Fleet Purchases 25 CNG Buses

The City of Kamloops in British Columbia, Canada, has purchased 25 New Flyer CNG buses that will be introduced into service by the end of May as they clear inspection and are prepared for service. The total cost of the buses was roughly $14.8 million, and they were purchased through New Flyer … [Read More...]

Florida PSC Approves Agreement for CNG Fueling Station

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved Peoples Gas System’s (Peoples) special contract with Nopetro to develop a CNG fueling station. Peoples will extend its distribution facilities to service Nopetro’s CNG fueling facility for buses owned by LYNX, the City of Orlando’s transit … [Read More...]

Ohio School District Debuts New CNG Buses

The Canton City School District in Canton, Ohio, debuted four new CNG buses this weekend at their Summer Programming Fair. The School District worked with Clean Fuels Ohio to purchase the buses with money received from an Ohio EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant. The buses, manufactured by Myers … [Read More...]

Linde to Supply LNG Fuel System to New High-Speed Ferry

The Linde Group, via its Swedish Engineering subsidiary Cryo AB, has been awarded a contract by Meyer Turku Shipyard of Finland to build an LNG fuel system for the high-speed ferry being built for AS Tallink Grupp. The ferry will operate in the Baltic Sea between Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, … [Read More...]

Public Access CNG Station Opens in Central Florida

Integral Energy announced a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for a new public access CNG station on the eve of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Tuesday, April 21. The CNG station is the result of a partnership between Dillon Transport, Integral Energy, The Mosaic Company and Trillium CNG. … [Read More...]

Clean Energy Opens Four CNG Stations, Signs Fueling Agreements

Clean Energy Fuels has opened four new CNG stations to support multiple fueling agreements in trucking, transit and refuse. In Trucking Clean Energy opened two new truck-friendly CNG stations to support Seaboard Transport’s expanded fleet of heavy-duty natural gas trucks. The two stations are … [Read More...]

Wärtsilä Introduces More Efficient LNG Fuel Pump

Wärtsilä has introduced the new Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) that has been developed in close cooperation with designers of LNG fuel systems to support natural gas engines to achieve greater efficiency. Conventional pumps with the motor installed inside the fuel tank transfer as much as 70 percent … [Read More...]