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  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 13, 2014 10:58 AM Flag

    wildbeenyheeth • 22 minutes ago Flag
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    As many have said: SLOW ORGANIC GROWTH (SOG)
    With SOG we could see a gazillion vehicles by 2040...

    are you saying that even if there is a gazillion cng vehicles by 2040....westport still has no chance ?

  • Reply to

    Can anyone provide the long case please?

    by endabaus Dec 12, 2014 2:14 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 13, 2014 9:39 AM Flag

    I am comfortable and reasonably confident in the long term case for Westport
    However after exuberantly proclaiming as such....on it's continuous march from 30 to nothing.....a quieter mode seems in order...

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 13, 2014 9:36 AM Flag

    Which reminds me I would be very surprised if fsys and wprt don't merge

    Can anyone tell me why that would be ridiculous ?

  • Impco Installs a Cubogas Pocket
    December 12, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch | No Comments
    Small Versatile CNG Unit Is Said to Be the First in the U.S.

    Italy’s Cubogas confirms installation of a Cubogas Pocket compressed natural gas fueling unit at the Impco Automotive facility in Sterling Heights, Mich.

    The Cubogas Pocket CNG fueling unit for Impco Automotive in Michigan is said to be the first in the U.S.
    “Cubogas has designed this system to offer a cost effective solution to those customers that want to start using CNG without spending a fortune,” Cubogas sales manager Francesco Donalisio says in a report that likewise noted Impco’s unit to be the first for a Cubogas Pocket in the U.S.

    The Cubogas Pocket can handle a wide variety of inlet pressures and can compress natural gas at rates of up to 50 or more GGEs per hour.
    Like Impco, Cubogas is a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc.

    Two More for the U.S. Soon

    Cubogas describes the Pocket CNG unit as a compact, integrated, plug-and-fill station with a “broad range of inlet pressures… engineered to be easily installed and relocated.”

    The Cubogas Pocket has a 50-horsepower electric motor, a gas aircooler for interstage and compressor final discharge, and 47 gasoline gallon equivalents of CNG storage. It is available with or without an integrated dispenser and can reportedly fill a vehicle at a rate of about one GGE per minute.

    Two more units are to be in place with U.S. customers soon.

  • Automakers Slated To See Rosy Days Ahead In Europe
    December 12, 2014 |
    With car buyers shifting from gasoline engines to CNG, automakers operating in this segment are bound to get the ultimate advantage. In Europe, researchers have opined that the CNG segment would expand at a compounded annual growth rate of 5.51% within the next four years which makes Europe lucrative for the auto makers. Also as the government is keen to reduce the diesel and gasoline emissions and is providing incentives for manufacturing CNG driven vehicles, auto market honchos such as Volkswagen (VLKAY), Fiat (FCAU) and Mercedes (DDAIF) are surely going to benefit in the long run. Let’s dig in further to find out what the research says about the CNG vehicle growth in Europe in the next four years and which auto giants are going to get the maximum benefit from the upsurge in sales of CNG-run cars in Europe.

    The phenomenal growth of CNG-powered vehicles in Europe

    The organisation responsible for promoting fuel in Europe has stated that CNG-powered vehicles would possibly grow tenfold by 2020 in the continent. Matthias Maedge, deputy secretary general of the Natural and Bio Gas Vehicle association (NVGA) stated while commenting on fuel to run vehicles in Europe, “We believe gas is the next big thing in transport.”

    It has been predicted that the number of CNG-run vehicles in Europe will grow to between 10 million and 12 million by 2020 from 1.2 million as on date. As most of the CNG vehicles would be passenger cars, such a prediction does open the lock gates for automakers across the world promoting the sale of their CNG vehicles.

    Notably, natural gas costs are about half of that of gasoline in Europe, for example, in September this year, CNG price stood at 0.72 euros compared with 1.49 euros for gasoline and 1.39 euros for diesel, according to NGVA data. Additionally,

  • Ferus opens merchant LNG plant in Alberta
    Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. has opened the largest merchant LNG facility in Canada.12/12/14
    The facility, in Elmworth, Atla., produces up to 50,000 gal/day of LNG and capacity is expandable to 250,000 gal/day. The LNG is being used as fuel for drilling rigs, pressure pumping equipment, water heating for well fracturing, and heavy-duty highway and off-road trucks. It also has applications in rail, mining, and remote power generation.
    "Canada has an abundance of natural gas and Ferus NGF is playing a lead role in facilitating its use as a consumable engine fuel," said #$%$ Brown, chief executive officer of Ferus.
    Ferus has also built specialized mobile storage and dispensing equipment for LNG and CNG. Ferus tube trailers are used by GE Oil & Gas as part of its Last Mile Fueling system, which converts associated gas into CNG at the wellsite. In the North Dakota Bakken shale, Statoil North America Inc. uses Ferus tube trailers to supply bifuel rigs and equipment with CNG (UOGR, May-June 2014, p. 1).
    Weak gas prices, an abundant supply, and an improved emissions profile are leading natural gas to gain traction as a fuel for rigs, equipment, and vehicles in North America.
    "As emission standards continuously evolve and companies strive to meet them while simultaneously finding ways to reduce operating costs, natural gas is positioned to become the fossil fuel of choice in North America," Ferus said in a release.
    Company material shows that burning natural gas instead of diesel yields a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions, a 75% reduction in NOX emissions, a 90% reduction in particulate emissions, and a 99% reduction in SOX emissions.
    Ferus's LNG facility is near the core of oil and gas activity in northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia. It came online in May.

  • Reply to

    Can anyone provide the long case please?

    by endabaus Dec 12, 2014 2:14 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 5:09 PM Flag

    endabaus • 5 minutes ago
    I am sure it was used as an euphemism ......
    But get busy on your homework assignment ..you have all weekend.
    I have decided to cut your assignment in half
    Just give us t he 25 best arguments for going long....since you came here looking for reasons to invest
    Then we can discuss...

  • Reply to

    Can anyone provide the long case please?

    by endabaus Dec 12, 2014 2:14 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 4:28 PM Flag

    yeah smells like a basher from across the room..the stench is getting to me

  • Reply to

    Can anyone provide the long case please?

    by endabaus Dec 12, 2014 2:14 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 3:53 PM Flag

    endabaus • 2 minutes 56 seconds ago Flag
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    What's the big deal here, why is the long case such a big secret?

    Tell you what .....we will give you a homework assignment
    You look over the board and report back to us the best 25 arguments you can find
    For going long ....and going short

  • Reply to

    Can anyone provide the long case please?

    by endabaus Dec 12, 2014 2:14 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 3:38 PM Flag

    endabaus • 2 minutes 4 seconds ago Flag
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    I read a few of Drew Morriss' posts which seem to deal with why the price makes no difference and his long term outlook will make all things right. None of that seemed to provide any logical argument to support a long position. Is there something I missed somewhere.

    What you missed was your poorly disguised preconceived notions...but that's fine ..carry on

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    SA article: a

    by b.cz32 Dec 12, 2014 2:07 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 3:30 PM Flag

    eiretekk • 9 minutes ago
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    You do realize the US is now producing almost as much oil as Saudi Arabia? We've added another Middle east scale supplier to the market. The Earth is still the same size and demand is below what it was before we added this massive new supply. There's no way demand can catch up in the next 10 years,... More

    No way demand can catch up in 10 years ?

    Slow down sea biscuit .....first of all at 60$ oil..........drilling sort of stops....
    Huge potential for replacing coal
    And you may underestimate what 2.5 billion up and coming Chinese and Indians can consume

    And don't completely discount that niggling little global warming problem

    10 years is a long time.....very smart people got 3 months fundamental wrong

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 2:12 PM Flag

    By Danny KingRSS feedGoogle+
    Posted Dec 12th 2014 2:00PM
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    Fiat ads in the US try to play up the exotic, sexy side of Italian culture. On the home front in Italy, however, passenger-vehicle sales are marked by something less edgy and quite a bit more practical: the growth of compressed-natural-gas (CNG) powered car sales.

    In fact, Italy is leading a group of European countries where CNG sales are on the upswing and may be benefiting automakers like VW, Fiat and Mercedes-Benz, according to Automotive News. VW started sales of its Golf TGI natural-gas vehicle this year – the company's fourth in Europe – while Mercedes-Benz added a natural-gas B-class model. Fiat accounts for about 50 percent of CNG vehicles sold on the continent.

    In all, Europe's CNG sales through September totaled about 67,000, up seven percent from a year earlier, Automotive News Europe says, citing research firm JATO Dynamics. And the number of CNG vehicles on Europe's roads could jump tenfold within the next decade. The draw is a combination of lower refueling prices and a CNG drivetrain that typically emits less CO2 than diesel vehicles.

    As for Italy, about five percent of new-vehicle sales are CNG. To put that into perspective, hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and diesels combined to account for about 4.2 percent of US vehicle sales last year.

  • Reply to

    Changing the Guard

    by upsidaisy Dec 12, 2014 12:49 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 12:52 PM Flag

    and best i can tell its just a routine rearranging of the deck chairs with no particular meaning

    love to hear a different take.....

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 12:51 PM Flag

    and chk is up a buck

    the market all all about tomorrow....not about today.....

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    NatGasCar, LLC

    by b.cz32 Dec 12, 2014 11:32 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 12:22 PM Flag

    Eaton, GE Working On Affordable CNG Home Refueling Stations
    By Derek Kreindler on July 23, 2012


    America may be the world’s up-and-c0ming natural gas producer, but if you have a car powered by CNG, good luck finding a station. CNG terminals are thin on the ground in certain parts of the country, and half of them are closed to the public.

    While Honda was formerly in partnership with a home refueling station company, the history of the unit, known as the “Phill” has been rocky, and the system has largely disappeared from the spotlight.

    Just-Auto is reporting that the Phill won’t be the sole contender for much longer – Eaton, a major automotive supplier, is apparently working on a lower-cost home refueling station – with a target price of around $500 (versus $4,500 for the Phill).

    General Electric is also getting into the act, with their own low-cost charger program and a promising new technology, known as CNG In A Box, which

    takes natural gas from a pipeline and compresses it on-site at an industrial location or at a traditional automotive refilling station to then turns it into CNG, making it faster, easier and less expensive for users to fuel up natural gas vehicles.

    Natural gas prices may be the big variable here. Prices can’t stay at record lows forever, but as long as they stay low enough to make it a viable fueling option, expect to see the disciples of T. Boone Pickens making a big push. Eaton’s own system isn’t expected to come out until 2015 – who knows what could happen in three years?

  • Gaz Métro, Fluxys to expand LNG transportation markets
    Gaz Métro and Fluxys have entered into a collaboration agreement to combine their expertise and stimulate the LNG and CNG markets for industry and the transportation sector.

    The agreement will pave the way for an exchange of information and expertise related to LNG and CNG, particularly on the technical, commercial, contractual, regulatory, fiscal and administrative fronts. The two parties, which indirectly share a major shareholder in the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, have also agreed to explore co-investment opportunities.

    Comments

    Jacques Daoust, Québec Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports

    "Our government recently took an equity stake in Gaz Métro LNG, with a view to making a large quantity of liquefied natural gas available to Québec businesses by 2016. With today's announcement, Québec is positioning itself as a destination of choice for investors seeking to capitalize on the development opportunities provided by the Plan Nord and Maritime Strategy."

    Sophie Brochu, President and CEO of Gaz Métro

    “We are proud to have extraordinary partners that are all working to reduce our environmental footprint while promoting economic development in outlying regions. At Gaz Métro, we believe that natural gas is an integral part of the solution, and we are working hard to carry out promising projects that guarantee real results for Québec and abroad."

    Walter Peeraer, Managing Director of Fluxys

    “In Europe, natural gas is a sustainable alternative to traditional fuels for cars, trucks and ships, and the market holds significant growth potential. For Fluxys, Gaz Métro is the ideal partner for sharing know-how and expertise on putting in place the refuelling infrastructure required to give this new market a real boost."

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    Looking out 5 to 10 years

    by endabaus Dec 12, 2014 9:21 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 11:35 AM Flag

    I have pigeon babies on my balcony......gives one a different perspective on the subject

  • cancerdotcom by cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 11:14 AM Flag

    LNG BLUE CORRIDORS

    The EU project with the full title "Liquefied Natural Gas Blue Corridors" started in May 2013 (call identifier: FP7-TRANSPORT-2012-MOVE-1). The project’s aim is to establish LNG as a real alternative for medium & long distance transport - first as a complementary fuel and later as an adequate substitute for diesel.

    To accomplish its objective it has defined a roadmap of LNG refuelling points along four corridors covering the Atlantic area, the Mediterranean region and connecting Europe’s South with the North and its West and East accordingly. In order to implement a sustainable transport network for Europe, the project has set the goal to build approximately 14 new LNG or L-CNG stations, both permanent and mobile, on critical locations along the Blue Corridors whilst building up a fleet of approximately 100 Heavy Duty Vehicles powered by LNG.

    The official project website is http://www.lngbluecorridors.eu/.
    The NGVA Europe press release on the the official launch of the project can be seen here.

    Within the project, NGVA Europe is leading the working package “Roadmap to LNG Blue Corridor” responsible for the evaluation of the final assessment and preparation of guidelines to foster the LNG market development. This WP will also define a number of main routes for Heavy Goods Vehclces (HGV) to successfully demonstrate and further develop the use LNG along the developed corridors. In parallel, NGVA Europe is also in charge of the project dissemination and exploitation, in order to accelerate the implementation of the research findings. Several workshops and events will be organised during the four year duration of the project.

    The project is co-funded by the European Commission with the amount of 7.96 M#$%$ (total investments amounting to 14.33 M#$%$), involving 27 partners from 11 countries, all members of NGVA Europe.

    supported by NGVA Europe... for sustainable mobility

  • Reply to

    Did you notice?

    by upsidaisy Dec 11, 2014 1:59 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 10:37 AM Flag

    Is there any meaning to this management change. ?

  • Reply to

    Looking out 5 to 10 years

    by endabaus Dec 12, 2014 9:21 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Dec 12, 2014 10:14 AM Flag

    I doubt your motives...but with that said
    This board has beat the pros and cons to death over thousands and thousands of posts

    Get a couple pots of coffee sit back and ...read...

    I don't have the stomach to vomit down your throat at the moment

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