Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

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January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

Agencies purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles must have compliant maintenance facilities. File photo

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

Tags: Maintenance, New Facility, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Fleet Facility

January 2, 2018 - Industry News

Colo. City to Convert Sewage Gas to RNG to Power Refuse Fleet

Photo via Facebook/City of Longmont

The City of Longmont, Colo., will convert biogas from its Waste Water Treatment Plant to renewable natural gas, which will be used to power the city's trash trucks.

Tags: Biogas, Alternative Fuels, RNG, Refuse Fleets

January 2, 2018 - Global News

Italian Natural Gas Distributor Replaces Fleet with Methane-Powered FCA Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Italgas

The fleet conversion is part of the Italgas 2017-2023 Industrial Plan to reduce emissions and improve air quality in the company's areas of operation.

Tags: Italy, Methane, FCA, Global

January 2, 2018 - Global News

Westport Partners with Tata in India to Meet Emission Standards

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement with Tata Motors to have their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family meet the Indian Government’s new emission standards.

Tags: India, Global, Westport

January 1, 2018 - Industry News

DTE Energy Names Director of Southeast Michigan Gas Operations

Johnson

Mark Johnson leads a team at DTE Gas responsible for maintenance and repair of the natural gas distribution system in Southeastern Michigan.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Promotions

December 27, 2017 - Global News

Westport Supplying Natural Gas Tech to China

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford F-150 courtesy of Westport.

Westport Fuel Systems will provide its high pressure direct injection technology, designed to enable heavy-duty trucks to operate on natural gas, to the Chinese market.

Tags: China, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Global, Westport

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Medium-Duty CNG Engines Gain Certification

Photo of L9N engine courtesy of Cummins Westport.

A pair of Cummins Westport, Inc. natural gas engines have gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board for medium-duty vehicles, the engine maker announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, EPA Certification, Cummins Westport, Medium-Duty Engines, Cummins ISX

December 7, 2017 - Press Release

AMP Americas Breaks Ground on 20th CNG Fueling Station

Present at the ground breaking were (l-r) Wayne Snead, Texas Gas Services; Margaret Gomez, Travis Co. Commissioner; Steven Josephs, co-founder and VP of Engineering, AMP Americas; John Fowler, president, South Texas, US Foods; Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs; and CV Belanger, VP Operations, US Foods.

AMP Americas announced has broken ground on a new public-access ampCNG fueling station in Buda, Texas, with US Foods serving as the station’s anchor fleet.

Tags: RNG, AMP Americas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Food and Beverage Fleets, US Foods

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo and Clean Energy Form Natural Gas Compressor Company

Photo of a Clean Energy CNG Station courtesy of  Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Landi Renzo and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will form a new standalone company that will supply natural gas compressors to meet the growing demand of transportation fleets that seek solutions to replace diesel.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Joint Venture, Landi Renzo

November 21, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Expands Use of Natural Gas

Ryder operates a fleet of liquified natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks and has now partnered with Clean Energy. (Image courtesy of Business Wire)

Clean Energy will open a station in Georgetown to fuel the trucks that are expected to consume approximately 380,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of liquified natural gas each year.

Tags: Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, Ryder

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Increases Use of Renewable Natural Gas

The parcel delivery company is working to increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG). Image courtesy of UPS.

UPS agreed to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year from Big Ox Energy. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024.

Tags: UPS, Natural Gas Vehicles, Renewable Natural Gas, Biomethane, Delivery Fleets, LNG, Biofuels

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Construction Begins on Okla. CNG Station

The Tulsa station is expected to be open by the end of 2017. Photo courtesy of Sparq

The Tulsa station — Sparq’s 10th compressed natural gas (CNG) station across its multi-state network — will begin construction immediately, with a target to open by the end of 2017.

Tags: Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Oklahoma, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

October 27, 2017 - Industry News

Class 8 Natural Gas Sales Flat So far this Year

Refuse fleets were the most dominant market for natural gas Class 8 trucks this year. Photo: Waste Management

The sales of Class 8, natural gas-powered trucks were flat through August year-to-date in the U.S. and Canada, according to ACT Research.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Refuse Fleets, Alternative Fuels

October 18, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer Natural Gas 2018 Ford Trucks by April

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo is expecting certification from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to sell natural gas-powered models of several 2018 Ford vehicles, including the E-350 and F-250/F-350 by April 1.

Tags: CARB, CARB Certification, Vehicle Modifiers, Ford E-Series, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Natural Gas Vehicles

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Volvo Launches Natural Gas Trucks in Europe

The new Volvo FH. Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks has introduced two natural gas heavy-duty trucks to the European market that the OEM claims can cut CO2 emissions by 20% to 100%.

Tags: Natural Gas, Volvo Trucks, Biogas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Europe, LNG

October 3, 2017 - Industry News

Ameren Illinois Opens CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Ameren Illinois

On average, Ameren Illinois vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas can drive 200-400 miles before refueling, reducing fuel costs by about $2 per gallon compared to diesel.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations

September 12, 2017 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Names New President

Gage

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) today announced that Daniel Gage has been named its new president.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Associations, Leadership, New Hire

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Piedmont Natural Gas Opens CNG Station in N.C.

The Hickory fueling station is open to commercial fleet vehicles and the general public. Photo: Piedmont Natural Gas

The station is located in Hickory, North Carolina, and is the company's 11th public refueling station.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, Fuel, Piedmont Natural Gas

August 31, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. City Switches to Renewable Natural Gas

Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach

The City of Long Beach, Calif., recently began dispensing renewable natural gas (RNG) at its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The station is used for the city’s growing fleet of refuse trucks and street sweepers.

Tags: City of Long Beach, Alternative Fuels, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, Refuse Fleets, Street Sweepers

August 14, 2017 - Press Release

Waste Management Opens 100th Station

At a ceremony in Oklahoma City, Okla., industry representatives, local and state officials joined the company to dedicate the fueling station. The company also celebrated a significant milestone of operating 6,000 natural gas trucks, which is the largest heavy-duty fleet of its kind in North America.

Tags: Waste Management, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Participates in CNG Station Ribbon-Cutting

Open 24-hours, the fast-fill Fayetteville station has three consumer-friendly dispensers equipped with NGV2 nozzles to optimize the experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity users, as well as NGV1 nozzles for light and medium-duty use.  (Photo courtesy of ANG)

American Natural Gas (ANG) held a ribbon cutting ceremony in collaboration with Tennessee Clean Fuels to unveil its new public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Fayetteville, Tenn. PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division will be a major customer with its fleet of CNG tractor-trailers.

Tags: Frito-Lay, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Trucks, American Natural Gas, ANG

July 27, 2017 - Industry News

Va. Exceeds Alt-Fuel Fleet Goals

Photo of Gov. McAuliffe courtesy of Virginia Department of General Services

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s state and local government agencies have transitioned 319 fleet vehicles to alternative fuels, exceeding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s goal of transitioning 300 vehicles by the end of the administration.

Tags: Fleet Policies, Propane Autogas, Virginia, Alternative Fuels, CNG, Electric Vehicles

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Certifies AGA's Natural Gas System for 2018 GM Trucks

Photo of 2017 Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified AGA Systems' bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas fueling system for General Motors' 2018 lineup of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, and 4500 trucks.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Conversions, EPA Certification, AGA Systems, Vehicle Modifiers, GMC Sierra HD, Chevrolet SIlverado HD

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Offers Rebates for CNG Use

Photo: Public Domain

Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Clean Fuel Rebate applies to customers who fill up at PG&E-owned CNG stations in Northern and Central California.

July 13, 2017 - Industry News

RNG Coalition Names Legislative Affairs Manager

Kapoor

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) recently named its manager of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs in Sacramento, Calif.

Tags: New Hire, Consultants, RNG

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