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December 18, 2014

Blu LNG Hires Industry Vet as Company President

Blu LNG named James Edward Burns as the company’s new President, to lead day to day operations and direct strategic focus toward expanding domestic use.

December 5, 2014

Fred Meyer Grocery Fleet Receives First LNG Trucks

Fred Meyer Stores announced the arrival of its first 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The food retail will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months.

December 3, 2014

Westport Acquires Dutch Alternative Fuel Provider

Westport Innovations has acquired Netherlands-based Prins Autogassystemen Holding B.V. (Prins) for 12.2 million Euro (approximately $15.1 million).

November 7, 2014

Calif. Changes CNG/LNG Tax Measurement

At the start of 2015, the state will begin taxing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) based on a per-pound rather than per-foot rate.

October 29, 2014

Green Fleet Conference Panel Debunks Alt-Fuel Misconceptions

Dirty diesel? Dangerous natural gas? Expensive propane stations? Some myths and misconceptions about alternative fuels were debunked in a fun late-night talk show format Wednesday at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

October 28, 2014

Worthington Buys Controlling Interest in CNG System Company

Worthington Industries, which manufactures pressure tanks for CNG and LNG storage among other things, acquired a majority interest in dHybrid Systems, a designer of CNG fuel systems.

September 17, 2014

Natural Gas Adoption Increases Slowly, ACT Reports

ACT Research published a new report that shows natural gas adoption in the heavy-duty truck market has grown, but at a slower rate than predicted.

September 12, 2014

Natural Gas Technology Improvements Changing Attitudes

While adoption is slower than expected, technology improvements are changing some traditional assumptions of compressed and liquified natural gas.

August 20, 2014

Kenworth T880 Adds Option for Natural Gas

Kenworth announced a natural gas option for its T880 vocational truck, a Cummins Westport ISX12 G that can run either CNG or LNG fuel systems.

July 30, 2014

Freightliner Adds 12-Liter Natural Gas Power to 114SD Severe-Duty Model

The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.

July 24, 2014

Weights and Measures Council Fails to OK LNG Standard

After regulators failed to agree to a nationally recognized, gallon-equivalent measure for sales of liquefied natural gas, fleets that rely on LNG-fueled vehicles will continue to face a state-by-state patchwork of standards for at least one more year.

June 12, 2014

C.R. England Opens New 48,000-Square-Foot Terminal in California

C.R. England, one of the nation’s largest refrigerated carriers, celebrated the opening of a new terminal in Colton, Calif., Wednesday, and announced the addition of 10 new liquified natural gas powered trucks to the company’s Southern California fleets.

June 12, 2014

C.R. England Opens Second-Largest Facility

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Colton, Calif., of its new 34-acre terminal, C.R. England welcomed the local community, providing tours of what is now the second largest facility in the company's network. C.R. England also announced the addition of 10 liquified natural gas trucks, which will operate out of the Colton terminal.

May 15, 2014

Fish for the Future and the Future of Fuel

This video from Blu is about promoting liquified natural gas, but it's also a fascinating look at a rather unusual load -- fish. Live fish. Learn how Rich Thompson Trucking is making significant contributions for the sustainability of the environment.

May 6, 2014

Kroger Adding LNG Fleet in Oregon

Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.

May 6, 2014

Clean Energy Signs Multiple Fueling and Station Construction Agreements

Clean Energy Fuels has announced fueling and station construction agreements with multiple fleets representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fuel customers.

May 5, 2014

Shell and Travel Centers of America Open LNG Fueling Lanes in U.S.

Shell and Travel Centers of America opened their first two liquefied natural gas fueling lanes in the U.S. in Ontario, California. This station is the first of the Shell and TA agreement to sell LNG to heavy-duty road transport customers in the U.S. at TA and Petro fueling centers.

May 5, 2014

LNG Tanks Available as a Factory-Installed Option for Freightliner Cascadia Natural Gas Trucks

Freightliner Trucks now offers factory-installed liquefied natural gas fuel tanks for the Cascadia 113. This product offering joins the LNG and CNG offerings in the 114SD and the M2 112, which have been available as a factory installed option since 2009.

April 28, 2014

Chart Increases LNG Tank Capacity

Chart squeezes 8 additional gallons of LNG into a tank with the same exterior dimensions.

April 16, 2014

Stabilis Energy to Purchase Encana Natural Gas Inc.'s Domestic LNG Business

Stabilis Energy announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the U.S. based assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc.

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