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News Archive - September 2014


Forget Electric Cars. Natural Gas Is Powering Vehicles in Texas
September 26nd, 2014 - At Mike Scully's Apple Towing in Houston, just one of their big Ford F650 tow trucks saves more gasoline each year than 20 Nissan Leaf electric cars. READ MORE >

Onboard Dynamic's $3.6 Million for CNG
September 22nd, 2014 - Bend, Ore.-based Onboard Dynamics has received federal and local funding for a $3.6 million effort to commercialize an elegant concept: using the engine on a natural gas vehicle to compress the gas needed to run the vehicle. READ MORE >

Paper Transport Unveils First Full-Production Kenworth T680 with Natural Gas Engine
September 22nd, 2014 - Paper Transport recently unveiled the latest in its continuing move toward a more green fleet - the first full-production Kenworth T680 equipped with a natural gas engine. READ MORE >

Natural Gas Technology Improvements Changing Attitudes
September 10th, 2014 - While still less than 5 percent of the total Class 8 market, the number of natural-gas-powered trucks sold this year is expected to increase about 20 percent over last year. Despite continuing advances in technology, a number of factors are keeping the market from growing as fast as some predictions. READ MORE >

The CNG Evolution
September 9th, 2014 - Grandma probably won't be driving her Camry around town fueled with compressed natural gas (CNG) in the near future, but Blaise Energy CNG-fueled service trucks are already in town, on the highway, and working throughout North Dakota's Oil Patch. READ MORE >

Budweiser Puts Its Diesel Trucks Out to Pasture, Switches to Natural Gas
September 9th, 2014 - Last week Anheuser-Busch announced that it was going to replace all 66 of the heavy duty trucks at its Houston brewery. READ MORE >

Honda, Chevrolet Give Natural Gas a Push
September 3rd, 2014 - . Two automakers are making another run at selling compressed natural gas, or CNG, cars in the U.S., eyeing a market in commuters and efficiency-minded drivers. READ MORE >

Pennsylvania NGVs: $ 6 Million More
September 3rd, 2014 - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection have announced the third and “likely final round” of natural gas vehicle grants for fiscal year 2014-2015, with more than $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles. READ MORE >

Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority Rolls out CNG Fleet
September 2nd, 2014 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a $330,000 grant to Portland International Airport to buy six natural gas buses for passenger and employee transportation to parking and rental car lots through the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) program. READ MORE >

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