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August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Honda Opens Public CNG Station in Ohio

Honda of America Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Shoup speaks at the opening of the company's CNG fueling station in Marysville, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its campus in Marysville, Ohio, the company announced.

Tags: Honda, Ohio, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Port of Virginia Relaunches Clean-Diesel Incentive Program

The Port of Virginia has relaunched its Green Operator Program, which provides up to $20,000 toward the purchase of clean-diesel trucks that service the port and up to $6,000 toward the purchase and installation of retrofit devices, announced Virginia Clean Cities (VCC).

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Virginia, Virginia Clean Cities, Incentives, Clean Diesel

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Suit Alleges Defective CNG Equipment Caused Truck to Burn

The vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during an ordinary customer run, the suit claims. The manufacturers say nothing was wrong with the equipment.

Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Fires, Cummins Westport, Agility Fuel Systems, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

A panel of representatives from the EPA and NHTSA listened to comments and suggestions for the proposed Phase 2 GHG rules. Photo by Steven Martinez.

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, GHG, EPA, NHTSA

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Nearly Flat for the Week

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel showed only a slight fluctuation for the week, barely extending a 12-week streak of falling prices, while gasoline prices in the Midwest spiked 30 cents due to a recent refinery shutdown.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

TruStar Opens Public CNG Station in Oklahoma

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Tulsa, Okla., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Oklahoma, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 17, 2015 - Industry News

CNG Station Opens on Tenn. Trucking Corridor

Photo courtesy of Trillium CNG.

amp Trillium, LLC, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Newport, Tenn.

Tags: Tennessee, Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, ampCNG

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment

Photo by Jim Park

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of adopting low rolling resistance tires.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Tires

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

California Grants $4.1M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission has approved about $4.1 million in grants for a number of alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

Tags: California, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Kansas Public CNG Station Opens

Photo courtesy of TruStar Energy.

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Liberal, Kan., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Kansas, TruStar Energy, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 13, 2015 - Product News

Propel Offers Renewable Diesel HPR in Southern California

Photo via Propel Fuels

Propel Fuels is offering its Diesel High Performance Renewable fuel at locations across Southern California, the company announced.

Tags: Biodiesel, Propel Fuels, Clean Diesel, CARB

August 13, 2015 - Industry News

Greenkraft Offers Propane Autogas Class 4-5 Trucks

Photo courtesy of Greenkraft Inc.

Greenkraft Inc. a California-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel trucks and alternative-fuel systems, is now taking orders from customers for its propane autogas Class 4-5 trucks, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Class 4, Class 5

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo is Packed with Heavy-Duty Focused Sessions

The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency

August 12, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Gain Opens Public CNG Station in Pa.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in DuBois, Pa., announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

August 11, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Offers $10.2M in NGV Grants

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

The California Energy Commission-funded Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project will provide $10.2 million in funding to reduce the purchase price of new, on-road natural gas vehicles.

Tags: California, California Energy Commission, Natural Gas Vehicles, State Grants

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Down 5 Cents Nationally

Source: EIA

As an 11-week slide in diesel prices continues, the price of a gallon dropped 5 cents per gallon nationally.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

NGV Maintenance Facility Opens in Illinois

Photo courtesy of Clarke Power Services, Inc.

Vehicle maintenance provider Clarke Power Services has relocated its Pontoon Beach, Ill., maintenance facility, which is equipped to handle natural gas vehicles (NGVs), the company announced.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Natural Gas Vehicles, Illinois, CNG, LNG

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Urges 'Affordable' Phase 2 GHG Standards

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In testimony in Chicago at a joint U.S. EPA and NHTSA hearing, ATD's chairman explained why Phase 2 truck and engine efficiency standards must be affordable and not compromise performance, among other points.

Tags: ATD, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 6, 2015 - Industry News

Wash. City Rolling Out CNG Garbage Trucks

Photo courtesy of City of Spokane.

The City of Spokane, Wash., has unveiled its first four compressed natural gas (CNG) powered garbage trucks, and plans to have 20 CNG trucks by the end of the year.

Tags: Washington, Refuse Trucks, CNG

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Carbon Adsorption to Reduce CNG Costs

Gary Fanger, COO and team leader of Cenergy Solutions’ ANG project, installs carbon-filled tanks atop a Chevrolet Suburban used in testing. For common use, the tanks would have protective caging or be installed inside. Photo courtesy Cenergy

Two companies report they're on the brink of commercializing low-pressure dispensing and storage of compressed natural gas through carbon adsorption, which they say will keep the fuel cheaper and make filling stations a reality even for small fleets.

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

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Drop Again in 10-Week Slide

Source: EIA

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the 10th consecutive week, according to the latest weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

August 3, 2015 - Industry News

Quantum Launches New CNG Systems

Quantum Fuel Systems has launched a pair of back-of-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) storage modules: the Q-Cab160, which offers up to 160 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) of storage, and the Q-Cab180, which offers up to 180 DGEs.

Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, Fuel Tanks, CNG, CNG Tanks

July 31, 2015 - Global News

Canada Announces Stricter Vehicle, Fuel Standards

The Canadian government has announced new vehicle and fuel standards to reduce air pollution from on-road vehicles.

Tags: Canada, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

July 31, 2015 - Industry News

Alt Fuel Excise Tax to Be Based on Energy Equivalent

A provision allowing liquefied natural gas and propane autogas to be taxed equally with diesel fuel by energy content was passed as part of the three-month highway bill patch.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Excise Taxes, LNG, Highway Bill

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