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  • Reply to

    Natural gas trucks: Coming soon from China?

    by cancerdotcom Jun 13, 2015 10:55 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 14, 2015 7:10 PM Flag

    rbtsherman
    i am a business person
    Business people do not get upset .name call or such Its not good for business and the liabilities of it
    any such acts means you are the loosing side

    I have simply pointed out time and time again where you are hilariously ..spectacularly wrong in your seemingly endless postings...

    it seems you are the one having a problem with this.....

    you could try occasionally saying...."gee perhaps i was mistaken on that point"...once in a while..... :)

  • Reply to

    Natural gas trucks: Coming soon from China?

    by cancerdotcom Jun 13, 2015 10:55 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 14, 2015 5:56 PM Flag

    rbtsherman • 2 minutes 0 seconds ago
    a perfect example is your statement above
    ge was doing nothing more than saying it will now finance
    ng and diesel

    "For us it's fairly unique," said Veronique Hache, GE Capital Canada's strategic initiative leader for natural gas. "It is something out of the ordinary but it speaks to our intention of creating something different in the marketplace and having a different offering than our competition."

    Shell and GE Capital are offering a way to reduce monthly lease payments on LNG trucks as a way to make use of the alternative fuel viable for more fleets.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 14, 2015 3:45 PM Flag

    rbtsherman • 23 minutes ago
    What does that say about me?
    must be stupid
    If you are mouthing off by yourself ,you might be wrong
    I continue mouthing off by myself

    ok.. if you say so......no argument here.......

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 14, 2015 1:51 PM Flag

    rbtsherman • 5 hours ago
    this is pretty old news

    That's why Porter's excited about the deep reserves of natural gas and oil that have been made accessible by hydraulic fracturing technology, or fracking — a boon he examines in detail in a new report.

    Jun 2015 Report

    America's Unconventional Energy Opportunity: A Win-Win Plan for the Economy, the Environment, and a Lower-Carbon, Cleaner-Energy Future
    By: Michael E. Porter, David S. Gee, and Gregory J. Pope
    America's unconventional gas and oil resources are perhaps the single largest opportunity to improve the trajectory of the nation’s economy, at a time when the prospects for the average American are weaker than experienced in generations. The benefits can be achieved while substantially mitigating local environmental impacts and speeding up the transition to a cleaner-energy future that is both practical and affordable.

    old as dem derr hills................ysf

  • Reply to

    Natural gas trucks: Coming soon from China?

    by cancerdotcom Jun 13, 2015 10:55 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 14, 2015 1:16 PM Flag

    gbwater_2000 • 4 minutes 21 seconds ago
    Well I see that you have figured it all out. why are you here? seems to me you will be better served to sell and move on.

    every board has at least one gadfly.........

  • Reply to

    Natural gas trucks: Coming soon from China?

    by cancerdotcom Jun 13, 2015 10:55 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 13, 2015 7:43 PM Flag

    rbtsherman • 1 hour 18 minutes ago Flag

    I do not now the future
    I have tried not to give prediction on long term
    The basic problem is and has been
    price of ng vehicles and price of oil
    I am not a fort ion teller
    you need over $80 a barrel for ng to be big
    Oil not going to be over $80 a barrel

    but this you know ..........

  • Reply to

    Natural gas trucks: Coming soon from China?

    by cancerdotcom Jun 13, 2015 10:55 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 13, 2015 11:36 AM Flag

    rbtsherman • 2 minutes 25 seconds ago
    Almost no one has good ng products for the future,next few years
    We are still working with un improved ng product by almost all

    that sounds pretty good for westport.......

  • And here are the report’s key findings:

    Driving Down Costly Imports: U.S. production of natural gas has increased by 35% since 2005, eliminating the need for gas imports.
    More Stable Energy Costs: In the U.S., wholesale gas prices average about one-third of those in most other industrial countries. Low gas costs are also driving advantages in electricity costs, where U.S. industrial electricity prices are 30-50% lower than those of other major exporters.
    Consumer Savings: The average U.S. residential household has enjoyed nearly $800 in annual savings from the availability of low-priced unconventional natural gas. That includes direct savings on household utility bills for electricity and heating, as well as savings from lower-cost goods and transport.
    Cascading Local Benefits: Energy growth has spread to support industries, real estate, local services, and community needs such as schools.
    Strengthening America’s Geopolitical Standing: Unconventionals are reshaping America’s geopolitical position, reducing the trade deficit, improving energy security and our exposure to unstable regions.
    Driving a U.S. Manufacturing Rebirth: Low-cost natural gas feedstocks have made the U.S. competitive in petrochemicals, plastics, and inorganic chemicals, where $138 billion in new U.S.-based investments has been announced. In energy-intensive industries, lower cost electricity and lower natural gas fuel costs are beginning to drive investments such as new iron and steel plants and plastics processing. … The estimated average manufacturing cost structure for the U.S. in 2015 is within 5% of China’s and 10-20% lower than major European economies’.
    Clean-Burning, Affordable Fuel Source: Lower prices have catalyzed a renewed interest in the use of natural gas in transportation such as CNG vehicles, fleets, and trucks, which significantly lowers costs, improves emissions, and reduces dependence on oil.

  • Natural gas trucks: Coming soon from China?
    Shell preps for LNG, moves to spur transport market
    Jun 12, 2015 Kevin Jones | Fleet Owner

    While CNG still makes sense in many applications, LNG is very good fuel for long-haul trucking, Hartman says.

    The proving ground for LNG trucks is China, where there are more than 330,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks on the road, according to Shell—and that number is expected to triple in the next five years . That compares to about 23,000 in the U.S. and only 2,000 in Europe.

    Still, Shell has equipped a “Center of Excellence” in the truck engine testing facilities at SwRI where LNG engines are put through their paces and appropriate lubricant formulations are evaluated. The effort is all the more critical because there are no standards specifically for lubricants used in natural gas engines, so Shell has had to develop its own battery of tests.

    “Customers like to see the evidence before they make that investment in natural gas,” Hartman said. “We’re starting to realize some real tangible benefits from setting up these tests.”

    And even though the demand isn’t here yet, the market could get a boost with competition from some new players.

    “There are Chinese engines on the way which will meet EPA standards in the U.S. market in the next couple of years,” Abraham told Fleet Owner in a follow-up interview.

    Hartman anticipates these will be 13-liter, high-pressure, direct-injection engines—and, because of the scale of production already in place there, the costs likely will be more affordable.

    “All the OEMs offer natural gas trucks, but they all use the Cummins Westport engines. What we really would like is a lot more diversity in that space,” Hartman said. “It's business: If you create competition, people are going to have to react.”

    Additionally, Shell and GE Capital have recently signed a commercial agreement with a view to spurring the trucking industry's adoption of LNG in Canada—a deal that, if successful, would likely expand to the U.S. as well.

    Under the agreement, GE Capital and Shell will work together to reduce monthly payments for truck fleets that lease natural gas vehicles. Specifically, fleets owners can sign natural gas fueling contracts with Shell and, separately, secure leases for LNG vehicles with GE Capital. The agreement covers equipment that will purchase fuel from Shell's facilities.

  • Chevy's CNG Impala rollout delayed nearly a year to fix quality bug
    GM unveiled plans in October 2013 for the 2015 “bi-fuel” Chevrolet Impala and billed it as the industry's only production full-size sedan that can run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas.

    Mike Colias RSS feed
    Automotive News
    June 9, 2015 - 11:30 am ET

    DETROIT -- The rollout of Chevrolet’s Impala that runs on natural gas has been delayed by nearly a year as General Motors works to fix a quality problem.

    GM announced plans in October 2013 for the 2015 “bi-fuel” Impala and billed it as the industry’s only production full-size sedan that can run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, or CNG. Then-GM CEO Dan Akerson unveiled the plans at a national energy summit, pegging an on-sale date of summer 2014.

    So far, no customer has received one. GM told 3,200 Chevy dealers in a May 29 memo that the bi-fuel Impala “has been delayed by a second quality hold” as the company evaluates the car’s CNG system, which includes a 7.8-gallon, all-steel tank stored in the trunk.

  • Reply to

    COTE - LNG and CNG Natural Gas Generators

    by capstonianexxs Jun 12, 2015 12:26 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 12, 2015 2:14 PM Flag

    George J. Coates Engine Inventor Accused of Fraud

    By DIANA B. HENRIQUES

    To the self-chilling beverage can and the speed-boosting horseshoe the Federal Government would now add the Coates Rotary Valve Cylinder Engine, developed and promoted in the last four years by George J. Coates, a New Jersey inventor.

    Like the beverage can that can't, and the speedy horseshoe that wasn't -- both features of earlier unrelated schemes that cost public investors dearly -- the Coates engine is now described by securities regulators as a device chiefly useful for generating cash for its inventor.

    Lawyers from the New York regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission went to court yesterday morning against Mr. Coates, 53, of Wall, N.J. In a civil case filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, the S.E.C. accused Mr. Coates of lying about the merits of his invention and using those falsehoods to illegally sell $6.5 million in stock to nearly 400 people across the country.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 12, 2015 12:05 PM Flag

    taffytaffty • 2 hours 44 minutes ago
    MORE Pump Fiction.

    yes more pump fiction from the vice president of shell americas....

    Speaking at Shell’s 2015 Global Media Event at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, vice-president of Shell Americas, Colin Abraham

  • Shell built its first North American LNG fuelling station in Calgary in 2013, before Westport killed its 15-litre

    LNG engine and Cummins announced it was putting development of its own 15L on hold. Asked by Trucknews if that facility is still viable without a 15L LNG engine available in the marketplace, Scott Hartman, downstream LNG application specialist, insisted it is.

    “The station is viable,” he said. “We’d have liked to have Westport trucks still being manufactured the last couple years. But there’s a new Cummins Westport engine, the ISX12 G, there’s a Volvo engine offering in Europe that’s similar to the Westport system that’ll be released in the next two years, so there are plenty of other OEMs now realizing the natural gas area is an attractive area to build their products. We will continue to build that (fuelling) network. It’s not ideal, but others are stepping into that space.”

    Chinese engine manufacturer Weichai has expressed interest in bringing a 13-litre natural gas engine to market in North America.

    Hartman also said he’s heard Westport is considering once again taking orders for its discontinued 15-litre LNG engine. (In response to a Trucknews request for confirmation, Westport spokesperson Heather Merry said there are no plans to bring the engine back, unless demand was for large volumes and a truck OEM was on-board. She said the company’s position hasn’t changed, and it prefers to share its technology with OEMs rather than to provide loose engines).

    Globally, China leads the charge in adopting natural gas-fuelled vehicles. It is the largest and fastest-growing market for natural gas-powered commercial trucks, representing` more than 300,000 vehicles.

    “The number of (natural gas-powered) vehicles has been growing by 20% every year,” said Abraham, noting there are 22 million vehicles in the world fuelled by natural gas.

    Shell is a proponent of LNG over compressed natural gas (CNG) because of its purity.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 10, 2015 10:11 PM Flag

    George J. Coates Engine Inventor Accused of Fraud

    By DIANA B. HENRIQUES

    To the self-chilling beverage can and the speed-boosting horseshoe the Federal Government would now add the Coates Rotary Valve Cylinder Engine, developed and promoted in the last four years by George J. Coates, a New Jersey inventor.

    Like the beverage can that can't, and the speedy horseshoe that wasn't -- both features of earlier unrelated schemes that cost public investors dearly -- the Coates engine is now described by securities regulators as a device chiefly useful for generating cash for its inventor.

    Lawyers from the New York regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission went to court yesterday morning against Mr. Coates, 53, of Wall, N.J. In a civil case filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, the S.E.C. accused Mr. Coates of lying about the merits of his invention and using those falsehoods to illegally sell $6.5 million in stock to nearly 400 people across the country.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 10, 2015 12:34 PM Flag

    George J. Coates Engine Inventor Accused of Fraud

    By DIANA B. HENRIQUES

    To the self-chilling beverage can and the speed-boosting horseshoe the Federal Government would now add the Coates Rotary Valve Cylinder Engine, developed and promoted in the last four years by George J. Coates, a New Jersey inventor.

    Like the beverage can that can't, and the speedy horseshoe that wasn't -- both features of earlier unrelated schemes that cost public investors dearly -- the Coates engine is now described by securities regulators as a device chiefly useful for generating cash for its inventor.

    Lawyers from the New York regional office of the Securities and Exchange Commission went to court yesterday morning against Mr. Coates, 53, of Wall, N.J. In a civil case filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, the S.E.C. accused Mr. Coates of lying about the merits of his invention and using those falsehoods to illegally sell $6.5 million in stock to nearly 400 people across the country.

  • cancerdotcom by cancerdotcom Jun 9, 2015 9:00 PM Flag

    Natural Gas Academy

    The Natural Gas Academy is where you can visit to learn about natural gas as a clean burning fuel for vehicle transportation, such as truck and bus. Check out the videos, information, and links to other industry sources of information about natural gas, fueling stations, onboard fuel storage, training and incentives. We also feature a fuel quality calculator to help you determine if the natural gas in your area meets Cummins Westport engine fuel requirements.

    Not sure where to start...?

    Are you interested in learning more about the natural gas opportunity for your bus or truck fleet, but aren't sure how to get started? The Cummins Westport Natural Gas Playbook can help! It offers a step by step guide to the resources, tools, and information you'll want to consider to help address your questions about purchasing and operating natural gas engines/vehicles.

    Contact a Cummins Westport or Cummins representative for more information.

  • Reply to

    GE has plenty of cash

    by tttuck Jun 9, 2015 8:12 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 9, 2015 8:36 AM Flag

    GE has plenty of cash
    by tttuck • 22 minutes ago

    with GE getting out of financials they now have billions for takeovers. CLNE and WPRT both would be juicey targets. JMHO Either/or/both would be a good fit

    i sure hope not... i want my 100 dollars per share......

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 8, 2015 1:53 PM Flag

    okay boys..explain to us how this is bad news....:)

  • Texas CNG, LNG Sales Increased 78% Over FY 2014

    by NGT News on Monday June 08, 2015

    Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter has again touted the advancement of natural gas as a transportation fuel in the state, having announced that Texas fleets are purchasing natural gas to power their vehicles in record numbers.

    Citing new statistics from the state comptroller's office, Porter made the announcement during his Fort Worth Texas Natural Gas Workshop, hosted by the TCU Energy Institute last week. He reported tax revenue from sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) motor fuel totaled $3,033,600 as of May 31 for fiscal-year (FY) 2015.

    “Natural gas vehicles are becoming mainstream faster than expected. These collections are nearly double the amount collected last year at this time,” explained Porter. “At 15 cents per gallon equivalent, $3,033,600 of motor fuel tax equates to the sale of 20,224,000 gallon equivalents of natural gas.”

    All told, Porter said Texas CNG and LNG sales increased 78% over FY 2014.

    Porter also provided an update on the development of natural gas fueling stations in the state. In March, he and his office released a report revealing that the state was home to 130 operating natural gas stations, a 25% jump from September 2014.

    According to Porter, there are now seven additional natural gas stations online and 44 more are slated to be operational in the next 12 to 18 months.

    He said these figures reflect “how much progress industry has made in creating the infrastructure needed for fleet operators to take advantage of the cost savings and energy-security benefits of this abundant, domestic fuel.”

    Porter launched his Texas Natural Gas Initiative in 2013 to encourage the adoption of natural gas fuel in the transportation and exploration and producti

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 8, 2015 8:46 AM Flag

    taffytaffty • 2 minutes 4 seconds ago
    500 vehicles !!!! Slow Organic Growth!

    500 vehicles here and 500 vehicles there and soon you are talking about real growth,,,
    (apologies to Dirkson)