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News Archive - November 2014

 

U.S. Oil Gain CNG for C.A.T. and for Ruan
November 18th, 2014 - U.S. Oil reports agreements for five Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas fueling stations to support 100 trucks for Quebec-based C.A.T., as well as a station in Iowa for Ruan Transportation Management. U.S Oil says it now has 38 Gain Clean Fuel stations open or under construction.The stations for C.A.T. will be located in Toronto and Montreal and in Laredo, Texas; Charlotte, N.C., and Scranton, Pa. C.A.T., aka Canadian American Transportation, recently agreed to lease 100 CNG-fueled Freightliner Cascadia tractors from Ryder System. READ MORE >

What's in Store for Natural Gas Vehicles, Post-Election 2014?
November 17th, 2014 - "In case you haven't heard, we had an election," quipped Richard Kolodziej, senior advisor at NGVAmerica, during the opening plenary session of last week's North American NGV Conference and Expo in Kansas City. He said the midterm election results, which handed control of Congress over to Republicans, represented a major change for politics in Washington and could greatly affect the natural gas vehicle industry. Furthermore, a panel of NGV sector leaders later offered their outlook for some key legislation. READ MORE >

Crazy Diamond Performance Receives EPA Approval on CNG Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic
November 15th, 2014 - Crazy Diamond Performance has received EPA approval on two new mono-fuel small passenger vehicles, the CNG Chevrolet Cruze and CNG Chevrolet Sonic. These new mono-fuel CNG platforms are the first of a series of small and fuel efficient vehicles coming from CDP, where cost, low emissions and reduced fuel consumption is important for not only fleet owners, but to the general public as well. READ MORE >

Agility's New Office Focuses on NGV Product Support
November 13th, 2014 - Agility Fuel Systems, a designer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel storage and delivery systems, has opened a new 5,000 square-foot product support group service center that will service natural gas vehicles equipped with Agility systems - a population of more than 25,000 NGVs."Our new and improved service center supports both end users and service providers with technical assistance, warranty authorization and processing, parts distribution and much more," says Yoshio Coy, director of product support. READ MORE >

Santa Clarita Converts Buses to Compressed Natural Gas Fuel
November 6th, 2014 - Over the past few years, the city has been converting its local bus fleet to be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), rather than gasoline or diesel fuel, said Santa Clarita (California) Transit Manager Adrian Aguilar. CNG, is cleaner burning than more traditional fuels, Aguilar explained. “The city’s always been very conscious about minimizing its carbon footprint,” he added. “So one of the things that we’ve been doing in transit over the last 10 years is we’ve been transitioning our bus fleet over to compressed natural gas.” READ MORE >

New Honda Civic Natural Gas Goes On Sale End of November
November 6th, 2014 - For folks who prefer to put natural gas directly into their vehicle rather than converting it to electricity first, CNG vehicles offer a cleaner alternative to gasoline power while still using a traditional powertrain. If you're looking for a sedan that runs on CNG, your current options are pretty limited - especially in the US - and you'll almost certainly be taking a look at Honda. READ MORE >

Victor Valley Transit Authority to Replace Old Buses
November 4th, 2014 - The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA)’s directors voted to replace four well-used Class E, 30-passenger buses with Class H buses that can seat 46 or 35, depending on the route in California. All are fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). READ MORE >

South San Francisco Scavenger Company to Fuel Trucks with Converted Food Waste
November 4th, 2014 - The South San Francisco Scavenger Company is taking an innovative approach with its new processing facility that will convert some of the food scraps it collects into fuel for its garbage trucks. When the new system begins operating, much of the organic waste currently being hauled to a South Bay facility will instead be converted on-site in South San Francisco into compressed natural gas (CNG), which will in turn fuel the sanitation service provider's collection vehicles. READ MORE >

The LCFS is Under Siege in California
November 4th, 2014 - A pending overhaul of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard could mean lower ratings for natural gas vehicles as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and hence less support for NGVs when it comes to grants and incentives and the emerging cap-and-trade market for GHGs. The California Air Resources Board – viewed worldwide as a trend-setter in emissions reduction – has proposed sweeping changes to the LCFS, basing many of its conclusions on a new model, dubbed CA-GREET 2.0, for calculating the overall, well-to-wheel GHG impact of natural gas as a vehicle fuel. READ MORE >

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