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  • jingjohk11 jingjohk11 Mar 29, 2010 5:13 PM Flag

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    KGL May Debut on Earth Day
    By: Clean Skies News, Published: 03/29/10 11:57am

    The three co-authors of Senate climate legislation believe they have found a fitting day to release their bill: The 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22

    Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., co-author with John Kerry, D-Mass., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says details of the bill will likely be released the week of April 19. He spoke after the lawmakers met for the second time in a week with oil and natural gas industry officials in hopes of gaining the support of industry.

    In addition to discussing possible fees on motor fuels and regulation of natural gas drilling in shale formations, those in attendance say they talked about plans to give states a say in offshore drilling within 35 miles of the coast.

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    • (It could be brain damage caused by diesel fumes, that cause Burma bus drivers to flaunt the rules.)

      Burma bus company told to 'stop caning' drivers

      A bus company in military-ruled Burma has been told to stop caning drivers and conductors for letting too many passengers on buses, a local newspaper reported Monday.

      According to the Burma Times, Bandoola Transport brought in the punishment on two routes in the commercial hub of Rangoon in late February "because fining drivers and conductors was not improving discipline"
      http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/173155/burma-bus-company-told-to-top-caning-drivers

    • UPS is the Green Truck Leader - But the Market Is Stalled

      UPS has moved faster than just about anyone. Of the almost 90,000 trucks in its fleet, 20,000 are low-emission and alternative-fuel vehicles (both hybrid and natural gas). Most other companies have small test fleets.
      http://industry.bnet.com/auto/10004493/hybrid-and-electric-delivery-trucks-big-fleets-waiting-to-happen/

    • CNGas Group Builds South Florida CNG Public Refuelling Station
      April 2, 2010 | USA, Miami Gardens FL
      CNGas Group, Corp., a provider of turn-key Compressed Natural Gas infrastructure solutions for private and government fleets, will commence construction of a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Miami, Florida. The fast-fill station is expected to open in July 2010 and will provide CNG for the City of Miami Gardens vehicles and other fleets in the area. Charles Wainer, CEO said, “We have been actively promoting the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel since CNG is a proven technology that results in huge savings in fuel expenses as well as tremendous tax benefits; it is non-polluting and great for the environment; it is domestic and abundant and complies with all the new and future EPA emissions regulations, a truly win-win situation.” The company is planning additional locations throughout South Florida.

    • JNPT plans overseas foray
      Press Trust of India / Mumbai April 6, 2010, 15:37 IST

      "We have undertaken initiatives to become the country's first green port. The Rs 500 crore initiative involves setting up wind and solar power units, usage of CNG vehicles in the port area, water harvesting and forestation, among others," the official said.

      http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/jnpt-plans-overseas-foray/90429/on

    • (eat this, JB Hunt)

      4/6/2010 Diesel Jumps As Fuel Prices Hit New Highs

      U.S. fuel prices broke record highs Monday following the Easter holiday weekend and new reports pointing to signs of an economic recovery; diesel was no exception. Trucking's main fuel jumped 7.6 cents this week to a high of $3.015 a gallon, breaking $3 for the first time since November 2008, according to the Department of Energy.
      http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=69973

    • Total Express celebrates CNG fueling station

      Natural gas advocates on Monday celebrated the opening of Oklahoma City’s first compressed natural gas fueling site at a convenience store.

      Read more: http://www.newsok.com/total-express-celebrates-cng-fueling-station/article/3451635?custom_click=lead_story_title#ixzz0kIIuYpsE

    • Monday, 05 April 2010
      Evolution Fuels, Inc. (Pink Sheets: EVFN) (the "Company") today announced that it is currently evaluating opportunities for the inclusion of the sale of compressed natural gas (CNG) at the Company's fuel station in Dallas, TX, which is currently in the design phase. The Company envisions the sale of CNG from dispensers co-located with its ethanol blending dispensers.
      Evolution Fuels CEO, Dennis McLaughlin, said, "We are seeing local increased activity related to the use of CNG as a transportation fuel from various sectors. The City of Dallas utilizes numerous fleet vehicles already using CNG, local automobile conversion facilities are converting more and more private fleet vehicles over to CNG, and there are new and existing local, state, and federal incentive programs in place for the implementation of CNG. We have even been in touch with a large independent natural gas production company to discuss implementing CNG dispensers at future fueling stations in this region of the United States. I believe it is safe to say that the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex market for publicly-available CNG is currently underserved."
      Company management stated that it has obtained quotes for the implementation of the CNG dispensers and necessary equipment and is currently evaluating the economics for the project.

    • Interest rising in CNG as alternative to gas, diesel

      As part of efforts to reduce exhaust fumes from industries and vehicles, more Vietnamese businesses and agencies have shown interest in switching to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to replace gasoline, diesel and propane.

      The Sai Gon Passenger Transport Company on March 29 sent the Ministry of Planning and Investment a proposal asking the ministry to approach Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung about approving a tax exemption on imported CNG bus engine systems.
      The company says it is now waiting for a reply from the Government.
      Mr.Tinh said that HCMC now has about 5,000 buses with 1,300 of them in need of modernization.
      If authorities help businesses pay for clean-energy buses, the city would be able to convert 1,300 of the buses into more environmentally friend
      http://www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/Science_Technology/2010/4/80832/

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      • Although there have been some minor and limited program incentives for enviroTruck technology at the provincial and federal level, this week’s Quebec budget announcement regarding liquefied natural gas vehicles and equipment acquired after March 30, 2010 is the type of budget measure that the Canadian Trucking Association (CTA) would like to see more of.

        The Quebec budget included an increase in the CCA rate from 40 percent to 60 percent for equipment acquired after March 30, 2010, and an additional 85 per cent deduction for trucks that run on LNG.

        “We commend the Government of Quebec for recognizing the vital role incentives play in accelerating the adoption of green measures,” notes Bradley. “Not only will this encourage the use of alternative engines, but it will also accelerate the penetration of 2010 smog free trucks.”

    • India

      The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Murli Deora

      The Minister elaborated the initiatives being taken by Indian Government

      As an economy of 1.1 billion people growing at a rate of around 8% annually

      5. We are also aggressively encouraging the use of Natural Gas in all sectors of the economy, from public transport to households. To carry Natural Gas to all parts of the country, authorization for new pipelines measuring over 6000 km has been given. The Delhi Transport Corporation operates the world’s largest CNG-run road transport system. City gas distribution has grown at a rate of 84% during the last two years in the metropolitan citites and we propose to expand its coverage to 200 more cities by the year 2015.

      http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=59979

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      • Company to deploy 226 new natural gas vehicles in West

        Adds four new fueling facilities

        Download image PHOENIX, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A long-time leader in protecting the environment, Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) today announced that 20 percent of the trucks it is adding to its fleet in 2010 are natural gas vehicles (NGV).

        (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/RSLOGO)

        Beginning in April, the Company will be adding 226 NGV trucks to 10 facilities in its Western region. Republic's Allied Waste divisions in Gardena, Sun Valley, Anaheim, Long Beach, Pacheco and Chula Vista, California; Bellevue and Kent, Washington and Boise, Idaho will be receiving the vehicles.

        The Company will support this major fleet upgrade by constructing compressed natural gas fueling stations at Gardena, Sun Valley and Chula Vista, California, and Bellevue, Washington. Clean Energy, (Nasdaq: CLNE), the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, will facilitate the design and construction of the new fueling infrastructure.

        Republic operates and maintains one of the largest private fleets in the country. The addition of 226 NGVs will bring the total number of Republic's alternative fuel vehicles to more than 459 vehicles.

        "Dedicating 20 percent of our 2010 new truck orders to NGVs definitely makes a statement about our commitment to protecting the environment," said Jeff Andrews, senior vice president, West Region, Republic. "It's only fitting that we start deployment of these fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly vehicles in April, the month of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day."

        Ray Burke, Clean Energy vice president, said, "We congratulate Republic for its demonstrated commitment to environmental quality and its choice of clean-burning CNG trucks. We are proud to work with them in California, Washington and Idaho to both support these NG-powered trash truck fleets and build the fueling stations. We believe it takes this type of leadership to get America moving toward using this cleaner, domestic fuel, and look forward to helping Republic implement its NGV growth in these states."

        Of the 226 NGVs, 173 are compressed natural gas and the remaining 53 are liquefied natural gas. The terms liquefied and compressed refer to the method of storage on the vehicle. Traditionally, liquefied natural gas is stored as a cryogenic liquid in a single tank and compressed natural gas (CNG) is stored in multiple high-pressure tanks. Vehicle chassis are built by Autocar and the engines by Cummins Westport.

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