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News Archive - January 2014

Clean Energy Hopes Natural-Gas-Powered Autos Fuel Its First Profit
January 26th, 2014 - The builder and operator of natural-gas filling stations is betting that fleet sales of clean-energy vehicles will increase enough to produce the firm's first annual profit since its 1997 founding. READ MORE >

Love’s Breaks Ground on Texas Fast-Fill CNG Station
January 16th, 2014 - Love’s Fast-Fill CNG expansion in Texas began with eight locations, spanning highways between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio and will now include this addition to the I-40 corridor. With Amarillo, Love’s will offer fast-fill CNG at 11 of its travel stops across Texas and Oklahoma. As part of its expansion, Love’s has purchased 55 CNG-powered trucks for its own fuel hauling fleet, including five for its Amarillo location. READ MORE >

Refuse Fleet Deploys Mercedes-Benz Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicles
January 16th, 2014 - Berliner Stadtreinigung (BSR), a large Germany-based waste and recycling company, recently added to its fleet 22 Mercedes-Benz Econic refuse trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), bringing the company's total complement of natural gas vehicles to 150 units. READ MORE >

California Drivers Use Fuel Made From Trash
January 14th, 2014 - An innovative new fuel is now available here in Southern California. It’s clean, cheap, and made from an unlikely source -- trash.Trash that is thrown away generates pollution as it decomposes, releasing tons of methane gas into the atmosphere. Cars also spew out soot and smog that pollute the air. Now, a Southern California company has figured out a way of capturing methane that escapes from landfills and farms, and turning it into clean fuel. READ MORE >

Sonwil Distribution Center Enhances Transportation Fleet with CNG Trucks
January 7th, 2014 - Sonwil Distribution Center, a Western New York logistics solutions provider, announced the addition of several Kenworth Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) tractors to its overall transportation fleet. These CNG tractors, operating under Sonwil’s Innovative Transportation Services affiliate, yield fewer emissions and deliver greater fuel economy and cost savings in comparison to traditional diesel trucks. READ MORE >

Annual Sales of Nat Gas Trucks and Buses Expected to Reach 400,000 by 2022
January 6, 2014 - Worldwide annual sales of natural-gas trucks and buses are expected to rise to nearly 400,000 in 2022, according to a recent report. The rise from the current 170,000 natural gas-vehicles sold annually is driven by the price of natural gas, which costs on average 42% less than diesel, according to a report from Navigant Research. READ MORE >
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