CATERPILLAR ANNOUNCES NATURAL GAS ENGINE STRATEGY

At last week’s HHP Summit in held in Houston, Joel Feucht, Director of Gas Engine Strategy for Caterpillar’s Energy & Power systems businesses, announced Caterpillar’s intentions to go “all-in” on natural gas and produce even more natural gas-fueled equipment and engines for a variety of applications. “We have decided to go all-in on gas,” said Feucht. “We are going to invest because we see a global market long term. Large engines are going gas. It’s not debatable; it’s our conclusion.” Caterpillar will be providing natural gas engines across its many high horsepower lines for marine, rail, mining, earthmoving, and drilling operations. The company recently announced its first expected LNG-powered products will likely include Cat 793, 795, and 797 mining trucks, as well as locomotives produced by Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), a unit of Caterpillar’s Progress Rail Services.