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NCWM TO VOTE ON DIESEL GALLON EQUIVALENT STANDARD—UPDATE

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Several weeks ago, we told you that the National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) will decide later this summer whether LNG and CNG may be sold in DGE units. NCWM’s Publication 16 is now available and, as expected, it includes the DGE issue as a voting item for this summer’s Annual Meeting in Detroit, […]

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KANSAS BECOMES SIXTH STATE TO RECOGNIZE DGE AND GGE FOR TAXATION IN 2014

On Thursday, Governor Brownback of Kansas signed into law HB 2057. The bill recognizes the use of the gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) unit for taxing CNG and the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) unit for taxing LNG. The measure becomes effective upon formal publication. Kansas joins a growing list of states that have moved to adjust […]

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ARKANSAS AGENCY PROPOSES TAXATION RULES FOR LNG MOTOR FUEL

On April 16, Arkansas’ Department of Finance and Administration proposed procedures for taxing LNG when used as a motor fuel. Currently, the state does not impose any tax on LNG since alternative fuels are not taxed until a certain number of them are registered in the state. If finalized, the rules will go into effect […]

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CVEF RELEASES NGV FACILITY MODIFICATIONS REPORT

The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF) has released the Maintenance Facilities Modification Project’s Phase I final report titled Analyses in Support of Risk-Informed Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Facility Codes and Standards: Phase I. For the report, a HAZOP analysis was used to determine creditable release rates and quantities for both LNG and CNG vehicles. A […]

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NGVAMERICA PARTICIPATES AT THE APPALACHIAN BASIN NGV EXPO IN VIRGINIA

Earlier this week, Virginia Clean Cities and Virginia Oil & Gas Association (VOGA) hosted the 2014 Appalachian Basin NGV Expo & Conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Stephe Yborra moderated a vehicle OEM panel during lunch Tuesday and participated on a panel about station development Wednesday morning. The OEM panel was comprised Barbara Brentano […]

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STABILIS ENERGY TO PURCHASE ENCANA NATURAL GAS’S DOMESTIC LNG BUSINESS

Stabilis Energy announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase all of the U.S. based assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc. (ENGI). Denver-based ENGI is a leading distributor of LNG fuel to domestic high horsepower engine operators in the oilfield, mining, rail, marine, over-the-road transportation and industrial sectors. The transaction is scheduled to […]

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GENERAL MOTORS ANNOUNCES REDUCED PRICING FOR BI-FUEL HD TRUCKS

On Tuesday, General Motors announced pricing for the bi-fuel options available on the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups and 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana short-wheelbase vans. A bi-fuel package for the 2500HD and 3500HD pickups will start at $9,500. A dedicated CNG option on the cargo and passenger vans […]

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CHEROKEE NATION MOVES TO NATURAL GAS TRANSIT BUSES

Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation is replacing more of its aging transit buses with CNG transit buses thanks to a $300,000 Federal Transit Administration grant. The grant is part of $5 million awarded to 42 American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in 19 states to improve transit services. The Cherokee Nation will use funds to buy four […]

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GAIN CLEAN FUEL TO CONSTRUCT THREE STATIONS FOR FREIGHT COMPANY

Time Transport, a provider of same-day freight services, is partnering with U.S. Oil for the addition of three new “GAIN Clean Fuel CNG” stations to supply Time’s fleet of natural gas trucks. One GAIN station located south of Milwaukee along I-94 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, already opened April 7th. The other two will be located in […]

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TRUSTAR OPENS PRIVATE CNG STATION IN FLORIDA; ANNOUNCES STATION CONTRACT

On Thursday, TruStar Energy announced the grand opening of a time-fill CNG fueling station for City Furniture, a Florida-based furniture retailer with 15 locations and a fleet of 90 trucks. The two-compressor station is located at City Furniture’s Tamarac (Broward County) headquarters and warehouse location, and it will be used to fuel their fleet of […]

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SOCALGAS UNVEILS BRANDED CNG STATION IN CALIFORNIA

On Tuesday, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) unveiled its new company- branded, public-access natural gas refueling station in Los Angeles County. Located at the company’s operating base in Lancaster, the retail station is open 24 hours a day and features a fast-fill dispenser with two hoses to serve individual and fleet owners. SoCalGas currently operates […]

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WISCONSIN LANDFILL TO EXPAND BIOMETHANE PROJECT

Wisconsin’s Dane County Landfill announced a $20 million expansion of the county’s Rodefeld landfill that will extend the life of the landfill another 30 years and enable the county to continue its clean energy innovations. The landfill is home to a successful biomethane project that currently produces enough natural gas to power roughly 4,000 homes […]

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LOCKHEED MARTIN COMPLETES FIRST LNG TANK FOR MARINE APPLICATIONS

On Tuesday, Lockheed Martin’s first LNG tank for the Wartsila LNG propulsion system has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard. Weighing in at 250,000 pounds, this LNG tank built with U.S. steel is the first of its kind for Lockheed Martin and will soon be used for marine applications under contract to Wartsila, […]

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