Alternative Fuel Tax Parity Act to Fix LNG Tax Inequity Introduced in House

On Thursday, Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), John Larson (D-CT), Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the Alternative Fuel Tax Parity Act (H.R. 1665) that corrects the LNG tax disparity. Currently, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is taxed at a rate 70 percent higher than diesel fuel on an energy content basis, working against adoption of natural gas vehicles in the heavy truck market.  … [Read More...]

NGVAmerica Sits on NGV Panel at Pennsylvania Energy Industry Event

NGVAmerica and four of its member companies—Clean Energy, CP Industries, FCA US (Fiat Chrysler) and UPS—participated on an NGV panel at a meeting convened by Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Mike Turzai.  Vetrans/Vetaxi also participated on the panel and addressed how the company employs veterans to drive taxis powered by CNG.  In addition to Speaker Turzai, there were in attendance a dozen state … [Read More...]

NGVAmerica Presents on NGVs at SGA Conference in Charlotte

On Tuesday, NGVAmerica’s Director of Market Development Stephe Yborra addressed attendees of the Sales & Marketing educational program track at the Southern Gas Association’s Spring Gas Conference & Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina.  His update covered the impact the eight month oil price decline has had on NGV market development, recent NGV production/sales trends, as well as oil versus … [Read More...]

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Altech-Eco Receives EPA Certification for 2015 Ford 3.7L Engine Family

Altech-Eco Corporation announced that they have received EPA certification for the new 2015 Ford CNG Transit 150/250/350 3.7L Full-Size Van & Wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option. The Altech-Eco CNG system for the Ford Transit is Ford QVM approved and is available as a bi-fuel or dedicated system. Using an Altech-Eco CNG System insures the … [Read More...]

Dean Foods

Dean Foods to Deploy 64 CNG Vehicles and Clean Energy CNG Station

Clean Energy Fuels announced an agreement with Dean Foods, one of the nations’ leading food and beverage companies, to construct a CNG station at its Oak Farms Dairy plant in Houston, Texas. Beginning in the second half of 2015, the station will be used to fuel the CNG vehicles deployed by Dean Foods. Over the next several months, Dean Foods will introduce 57 … [Read More...]

GAIN and American Fueling Systems Partner on Atlanta CNG Station

GAIN Clean Fuel is partnering with CNG provider American Fueling Systems (AFS) to add dispensing capabilities to AFS’ existing CNG site in Atlanta, Georgia. The service will begin in early May, and will be incorporated into GAIN Clean Fuel’s North American network of CNG stations. This AFS CNG … [Read More...]

Oklahoma Announces Funding for Alternative Fuel Projects

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) Board of Directors has approved grant funding awards for public-sector fleet alternative fuel vehicle deployment and fueling infrastructure projects. Awarded applicants include the City of Norman, City of Yukon, City of Oklahoma City, University … [Read More...]

Parker Hannifin Expands Tube Fitting Line for CNG Applications

The Tube Fittings Division (TFD) of Parker Hannifin Corporation recently expanded its Seal-Lok O-ring face seal tube fitting line. Seal-Lok products use an elastomeric seal compound designed to address the needs of the CNG market. The compound improves ozone resistance and supports wider temperature … [Read More...]

Peterbilt Launches Medium-Duty CNG Vehicle Platform

Peterbilt Motors Company introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by CNG during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS): the Model 337 and the Model 348. Both vehicles are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors. Peterbilt says the vehicles are an ideal choice for dump, … [Read More...]

Wärtsilä Launches New Series of LNG Carrier Designs

Wärtsilä has introduced a new series of LNG Carrier ship designs for the marine industry. This series of designs is the latest addition to Wärtsilä’s ship design portfolio and is an important part of the company’s strategic program under the theme “Taking Merchant Shipping into the Gas Age.” The … [Read More...]

99 Cents Only Stores Builds CNG Station in California

99 Cents Only Stores announced the opening of its onsite CNG filling station at the company’s main distribution center, which is located in the City of Commerce, California.  This is the final step in the company’s plan in adopting natural gas to their private fleet operation. Over the past 18 … [Read More...]