NGV'S have a snowballs chance of winning more than 5% of the total bid. Just think of all of the Postal facilities which cannot support NGV fueling facilities...
i predict ngv's win waaaay more than 5%.
how many states are up to their eyeballs in natural gas ?
does this deal need the approval of congress ?
wprt would probably be the stock to own if president clinton thinks this is a good idea.......
T. Boone Pickens: In order to compete, U.S. needs a better energy plan
BY BOONE PICKENS • Modified: May 22, 2015 at 6:41 pm • Published: May 24, 2015
If we started fueling our heavy truck fleet — the 8 million 18-wheelers — with natural gas, we would cut our need of OPEC oil by 75 percent, Boone Pickens writes.
We can, and should, drill for and produce more oil, but we’ll never beat the Saudis and OPEC because we’re playing their game, by their rules, on their field.
To compete, we need a better plan.
Oil production has gotten America on its feet, but it’s domestic natural gas that can change the game. If we started fueling our heavy truck fleet — the 8 million 18-wheelers — with natural gas, we would cut our need of OPEC oil by 75 percent. And we could do that by 2020.
Add in other fleet vehicles — buses, delivery vans, utility vehicles, taxis or just about anything that goes home to the barn at night to be refueled — and we could completely replace OPEC imports.
You’ve heard me say, “I’m for anything American,” when it comes to energy, and I mean it. I like batteries for vehicles, but they won’t power an 18-wheeler. That’s OK. Let’s press ahead. And let’s keep experimenting with hydrogen fuel cells and anything else we think of.
But while we’re doing that, we need to speed up the transition away from OPEC oil. The only fuel that can do that right now is natural gas. Let’s tell our leaders in Washington to roll up their sleeves and get serious about a national energy plan that puts American resources and our national security ahead of Middle East oil.
Pickens, chairman and CEO of BP Capital, is the architect of the Pickens Plan, an energy plan for America.
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by nt1127 • 1 hour 49 minutes ago Flag
.Just a thought, what do you think?
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Compressed natural gas will weave deeper into Northern Colorado’s fabric in coming years as Larimer County follows through on a pledge to make it its alternative fuel source of choice.
The county is putting together the pieces of a plan to build compressed natural gas fueling stations for its fleet. First, it needs to overcome the chicken-or--egg paradox: Why would you convert a vehicle to run on CNG when there are no fueling stations nearby? And why would you build a fueling station if there are no vehicles to service?
Solving that riddle means forming a countywide, public-private coalition and securing agreements for fleet conversion as the county fueling station is built, Larimer County Transportation Program Manager Suzette Mallette said.
“This is a pretty big deal for the county,” she said. “ ... I think we’re all pretty excited to be working on it.”
Larimer County commissioners signed a resolution earlier in May proclaiming CNG to be the alternative fuel source of choice in the county. Now, Mallette forming a coalition on how to best expand its use in Larimer County and expects to have an action plan established in 2016.
Dallas Exercises Options For 63 Additional New Flyer Buses
WINNIPEG, May 22, 2015 New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. ("New Flyer" or the "Company"), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, announced today that the Dallas Area Rapid Transit "(DART)" has exercised options for 17 40-foot NABI LFW and 46 duty 40-foot New Flyer Xcelsior® compressed natural gas ("CNG") buses.
DART provides Dallas and 12 surrounding cities in Texas with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make trips fast, comfortable and economical. DART currently has a fleet of 652 buses, servicing 12,000 bus stops in 13 cities across a 700-square-mile service area with annual ridership of some 38 million passengers. The buses exercised in this option will be used to expand DART's growing ridership needs.
"These buses are part of our fleet renewal and represent our commitment to deliver the best possible customer experience for the tens of thousands of North Texans who make riding a DART bus a daily part of their lives," DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said.
"DART is one of the key customers that we began supplying buses to through the acquisition of NABI in 2013," said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Flyer Industries. "DART exercising these options demonstrates the strong relationship that we've built together and we feel privileged to continue to work with them by providing these additional environmentally friendly CNG buses."
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Freightliner, Ryder Supply CNG Units to Several Fleets
Ryder System Inc. and Freightliner Trucks said they have supplied new compressed natural gas-fueled trucks to several companies and fleets.
Indian River Transport Co. has added five Freightliner Cascadia compressed natural gas day cabs to its fleet, marking the first alternative-fuel vehicles in the carrier’s 600-tractor fleet.
Indian River Transport, based in Winter Haven, Florida, is one of the largest food grade tank carriers in the United States. The new CNG trucks will be used for 10 to 12 runs per day, per truck, and run 24 hours a day.
“One of our customers wanted a smaller carbon footprint, lower fuel costs and reduced noise levels in the communities these trucks serve,” said Mark Gressett, Indian River Transport’s safety director. “Freightliner’s natural-gas solution aligned with our priorities.”
The trucks will use Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural-gas engines. Freightliner said the Cascadia 113 CNG day cab is ideal for regional hauling and vocational operations, and is available with a variety of CNG fuel-tank configurations with up to 190 diesel-gallon-equivalent capacity and a fill-range of about 800 miles.
“Indian River Transport has built its 40-year business on continually embracing new technologies to better serve customers, and natural gas was the next step for them,” said Robert Carrick, Freightliner’s natural-gas sales manager.
Since 2008, Freightliner Trucks has sold more 3,000 natural gas-powered trucks and tractors.
Ryder will lease seven CNG tractors each to two customers in Arkansas: Alpha Packaging Inc. and Boyd Metals
wildbeenyheeth • 6 hours ago Flag0 users liked this posts users disliked this posts 0 Reply Cleveland RTA. Has 400 diesel busses and 90 CNG...Diesel wins.
not this round........
“The opportunity is there to achieve a climate benefit, provided we address the powerful emissions both from the fuel supply system and the vehicle,” Camuzeaux said.
Natural gas vehicles currently use just 0.1% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., EDF noted, but that number could rise “significantly” as demand rise for heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.
“Technology moves fast,” said Jason Mathers, a commercial transportation expert who works with shippers and truck makers within EDF’s Corporate Partnerships Program. “The time to get ahead of this question is now, before this industry hits a major growth spurt,” he continued. “Reducing methane leaks upstream of the vehicles themselves will determine whether a shift in fuels will have a cost or a benefit for the climate.”
EDF contends that changes in government policy already in play could better the climate prospects of natural gas trucks, including upcoming federal fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for heavy trucks and recently announced federal regulations on upstream methane emissions.
Ride Green: RTA adds 90 natural gas buses to fleet -
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - On Tuesday, the RTA unveiled 90 compressed natural gas buses that will replace its clean diesel buses this summer.
"They're cleaner, much cleaner than the standard diesel bus," said Joe Calabrese, RTA CEO and general manager. "Even though they were about $40,000 more to purchase initially, we'll save over $200,000 over the 12-year life of the vehicle."
According to the RTA, natural gas costs one-third the price of diesel. The RTA's new fleet of CNG buses will emit 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases by 2017.
Not only are the buses better for the environment and RTA's budget, but they are also upgrades on the inside.
"It's a very, very comfortable seat. They're also quieter. I think the quietness is really important. It will also announce the next stop both visually and audibly," explained Calabrese.
Riders will also be able to see themselves and different sections of the bus from a monitor.
The RTA says you can expect to see the new buses by mid-June. A group of 25 buses will be added in 2016.
Texas and California have already adopted CNG buses and seen great success.
The RTA hopes this change will encourage more people to take advantage of public transportatio
The transportation sector is moving away from oil slowly but surely. Driven by growth in the use of biofuels and natural gas, non-petroleum energy now makes up the highest percentage of total fuel consumption for transport since 1954, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
In total, 8.5% of fuel used by the transportation sector came from non-petroleum sources in 2014. Biomass from corn-based ethanol—still supported by generous government subsidies—represented the largest non-petroleum energy source and was used primarily to fuel cars and other light vehicles. Use of natural gas to operate pipelines followed close behind. The report also shows smaller but still significant increases in the use of electricity, biodiesel and natural gas in vehicles.
Climate change and fluctuating oil prices has made moving away from petroleum when possible a priority for governments and corporations alike. But it’s still uncertain which fuel will be the best and greenest replacement, according to Christopher R. Knittel, an MIT professor of energy economics . Ethanol, natural gas, hydrogen and electricity are all possibilities
Tuesday 12 May 2015
The Natural Gas Vehicle Network has been launched by Energy and Utility Skills to highlight the multiple benefits of gas powered vehicles
Increasing interest in natural gas as an alternative vehicle fuel will be channelled by Energy and Utility (EU) Skills into the new Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGV).
Companies including National Grid, Calor Gas, CNG Services, Flogas and Gas Alliance Group are working together in the new NGV Network to drive forward the development of the NGV market in the UK, focusing on trucks and buses.
Neil Robertson, chief executive of EU Skills says: “It is becoming clear that one of the ways the UK can respond to increasing pressure to improve air quality is to use gas as a fuel for HGVs and buses.”
“Gas delivers big greenhouse gas reductions as well as getting rid of hazardous NOx and particulate matter which can lead to myriad health problems, from shortness of breath to lung cancer. This has meant there is some urgency to look for alternatives to diesel engines.”
“But the future is here now as demonstrated by Argos who are running dedicated Scania gas powered tractor and Bristol and Reading using compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.”
“Gas is demonstrably the cheapest, cleanest fuel for HGVs and buses and the network is going to help show people how to make the switch. We will provide a sector focus and will influence policy makers, encourage collaboration, as well as bringing together leading experts and influential industry figures. We are seeing the creation of a vibrant new industry.”
Richard Court, head of stakeholder delivery at National Grid, one of the founder companies in the NGV Network said:
"The network will provide a fabulous platform to maximise the potential of natural gas vehicles. By working together, we can innovate and make best use of existing infrastructure such as the gas distribution
ampCNG’s CNG as Truck Fleet Surpasses 30M Miles
Posted on May 11, 2015 by Joanna Schroeder
ampCNG’s compressed natural gas (CNG) long-haul truck fleet has surpassed 30 million miles. The Class 8 CNG trucks achieved a fuel efficiency of 6.17 miles per diesel equivalent gallon. The company says with this achievement, they have demonstrated the commercial and operational viability of CNG as a fuel for heavy-duty trucks. ampCNG’s primary business is developing, owning, and operating public access CNG fueling stations built for the heavy-duty trucking industry. ampCNG currently owns and operates 21 CNG stations nationwide (19 of which are part of amp Trillium, ampCNG’s joint venture with Trillium CNG) and has plans to open several more this year.
RDF Kenworth PhotoGrant Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of Business Development at ampCNG, said of the milestone, “We are proud that our fleet has now run 30 million miles on CNG and we will be putting our operations experience to good use. We look forward to continuing to share our proven CNG operating experience to help more trucking fleets safely reduce and stabilize their fuel costs by converting to CNG.”
The 42-truck fleet is leased by Renewable Dairy Fuels, a subsidiary of ampCNG, and operated by Ruan. The fleet carries raw milk from Fair Oaks Farms to processing facilities in Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Indiana. Since deploying the CNG trucks in 2011, ampCNG has displaced approximately 4.6 million gallons of diesel and eliminated approximately 7,100 tons of CO2.
Zimmerman added, “We don’t want to be in the trucking business, but we felt it was important to put these trucks on the road to prove that CNG works for the Class 8 market. Along the way, we reduced operating costs for our dairy customers and helped the environment. Furthermore, the drivers report that they actually prefer CNG versus their old diesel units because the CNG trucks are cleaner and quieter.”
UGI Energy Services has announced plans to build a new $60 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Meshoppen, Wyoming County. It will help meet peak demand for gas during cold days, and service emerging markets for LNG, like truck fleets, drill rigs, and industrial sites.
The plant will take locally produced natural gas– in its gaseous form– and cool it down to -260 degrees Fahrenheit, converting it into a liquid that can be stored and used as a transportation fuel.
“This is really more geared towards those growing markets,” says UGI spokesman Matt Dutzman. “That’s the reason why we’re building it. You’ll see heavy-duty trucks convert from diesel to natural gas. We currently serve UPS in Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg.”
In the future, the company hopes to expand LNG use in marine, rail, and mining applications. UGI already operates another LNG plant near Reading. The new facility will be able to process 120,000 gallons of LNG per day, doubling the company’s liquefaction capacity.
UGI expects it to be operational by 2017.
with full production set to begin in mid-2016 .....I guess that's about one year from now.......
Midrange NG Engine Unveiled
Posted: May 12, 2015 11:09 AM | Last Updated: May 12, 2015 11:09 AM
Cummins Westport is broadening its offerings in natural gas engines for commercial vehicles. The ISB6.7 G model is a 6.7 liter factory-built medium-duty engine for medium-duty truck and vocational applications as well as for school bus and shuttle bus work.
The Cummins Westport ISB6.7G natural gas engine
Based on Cummins ISB6.7 diesel platform, it will operate exclusively on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). It uses Cummins Westport's proprietary spark-ignited, stoichiometric combustion system with cooled exhaust gas recirculation emissions control, first introduced with the 8.9 liter ISL G model engine.
The new engine features three-way catalyst aftertreatment, which is packaged as a muffler and is maintenance-free. No diesel particulate filter or selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment will be required, according to the company.
Preliminary specs include a range of ratings up to 260 hp and 660 lb ft of torque, with automatic transmission capability.
It is expected to be certified at launch to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emission standards including 2016 U.S. greenhouse gas and fuel economy regulations.
The engine is currently in field trials, with full production set to begin in mid-2016 at Cummins' medium-duty engine plant in Rocky Mount, NC, as part of the joint venture between Cummins and B.C.-based Westport Innovations.
Penske Opens Denver Location Primed for CNG Vehicle Work
by NGT News on Thursday May 14, 2015 print the content item
Pennsylvania-based Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new location in Denver that provides full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, and contract truck fleet maintenance services. Notably, the 19,930 square-foot facility, located at 10255 East 40th Ave., offers maintenance on compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
The company says its new facility also includes four truck service bays and an automated wash bay, a four-lane commercial truck fuel island that also provides bulk diesel exhaust fluid dispensing, and wireless technology to connect technicians to truck diagnostic and analytic software.
"This new district location was built to offer an excellent customer-service experience to correspond with our regional growth," comments Rick Pytlik, Penske Truck Leasing’s senior vice president for the western U.S. region. "We're now centrally located amongst our customer base and highly visible from I-70."
NGV Motori Partnerships Broaden Supply in US
May 13, 2015 | USA, Alexandria VA
Lion busNGV Motori, a manufacturer and supplier of natural gas engines and conversion kits for aftermarket diesel engines, has entered into two partnerships. The first, with natural gas engine manufacturer Westport will supply OEM quality conversion kits for diesel to natural gas engines. The other partnership, with Canadian bus manufacturer Lion Bus, has led to the unveiling of what is claimed to be America’s first OEM CNG Type C school bus.
The Westport partnership will enable NGV Motori to supply OEM quality conversion kits and natural gas engines, incorporating the quality and expertise of Westport for all electronic management systems.
”This partnership enables NGV Motori to not only provide best of breed product but also support after sales service and parts using the existing network that Westport already has established in North American markets,” says Fury Zaidi, President of NGV Motori.
The company says fleet owners can convert their existing diesel fleet to natural gas and get the quality and performance that they expect from an OEM. With limited options for new natural gas engines, NGV Motori-Westport we can now offer fleet owners the option to convert their existing fleet irrespective of model or brand and take part in all the benefits that natural gas brings.
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