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  • British Columbia Updates Regulations to Facilitate LNG Uptake in Transportation Sector
    June 3, 2015 | Canada, Victoria BC
    The Government of British Columbia is announcing changes to the greenhouse gas reduction regulation to encourage more fleet operators to switch from diesel and gasoline to cleaner-burning natural gas to run their buses, trucks and marine vessels. The changes will allow utilities to expand incentives to fleet operators to convert to natural gas as their primary or secondary fuel, and advance the development of more natural gas fuelling stations.
    A natural gas vehicle produces 20% to 30% fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to a gasoline or diesel vehicle.
    The greenhouse gas reduction regulation under the Clean Energy Act was introduced in 2012 and allows utilities to make time limited investments in clean-energy transportation and infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help diversify and increase the market for natural gas in British Columbia’s transportation sector, including opportunities to:
    Offer incentives (grants or zero interest loans) for transportation fleets to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles, buses, trucks or ferries.
    Offer incentives for fleets to upgrade their vehicle maintenance facilities to be natural-gas-safe.
    Build, own and operate compressed natural gas fuelling stations or LNG fuelling stations.
    To date the incentive program has resulted in commitments for more than 500 natural gas vehicles and vessels that will displace approximately 36 million litres per year of diesel fuel consumption and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 42,000 tonnes per year.
    The updates to the regulation will allow for shifts in the allocation of incentives and investments within the previously-approved total spending caps to promote continued development of a domestic market for natural gas in the transportation sector, and will:
    Extend the existing incentive programs by one year to March

  • NGV Village at WGC 2015 a Major Success
    June 7, 2015 | France, Paris
    Mr Jérôme Ferrier, NGV Village
    Mr Jérôme Ferrier, IGU President, welcomes participants at the NGV Transportation Village inauguration.
    WGC 2015 in Paris has drawn to a close. While there has been much high level discussion about gas supply, investment, exploration, policy and pricing in the meeting halls and on the exhibition floor, the busiest sector in the pavilion has been the Natural Gas for Transportation Village – a first for the World Gas Congress and now a successful template for future WGC events.
    The Village inauguration ceremony was addressed by the President of the International Gas Union (IGU), Mr Jérôme Ferrier, who welcomed participants and spoke of the rapidly increasing recognition and demand for natural gas as a cleaner, economic fuel, and his desire for NGV industry companies to succeed at WGC 2015.
    “The focus of our event will be to draw together all stakeholders in this fuel evolution, increase awareness of a rapidly evolving industry, and plan for a sustainable energy future that is safe, reliable and economically viable. I am confident that by collaborating with industry leaders such as NGV Global and their peers, we are moving ever closer to real solutions that will consolidate the essential role that gas has to play in tomorrow’s world,” Mr. Ferrier concluded.
    In March last year, WGCPARIS2015 Executive Director, Mr Daniel Paccoud and NGV Global Executive Director, Mr Diego Goldin, said that the objective of the NGV Village was to profile the rapidly growing ‘natural gas as transportation fuel’ sector, within the world’s major natural gas event. That has been achieved. Fifty exhibitors located their stands in the village precinct, including NGV Global sponsor Galileo Technologies with their modular equipment for both CNG and LNG production, and Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, the latter represented by Clean Energy Compression (formerly IMW Industries) with their complete CNG

  • Gov Signs Natural Gas Incentive Bills

    Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday ceremonially signed two bills designed to help clean up Utah’s air.

    HB406, sponsored by Rep. Steve Handy and championed in the Senate by Sen. Todd Weiler, provides incentives for trucking companies to purchase heavy-duty trucks that run on natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel.

    SB15, also sponsored by Handy, makes it easier to receive incentives to convert light vehicles to natural gas.

    At the bill signing ceremony at Questar’s West Valley City natural gas fueling station, Herbert noted that Utah is taking many steps to clean up its air, and providing incentives for truckers and auto owners to use natural gas as a transportation fuel is an important strategy.

    He said the success of the legislation is an example of all stakeholders coming together to solve a problem.

    Handy and other speakers at the event noted that Utah has abundant natural gas, and it makes sense economically and environmentally to use it as a transportation fuel. Some 50 percent of air pollution comes from vehicle tailpipes, Handy said.

    Erik Johnson, representing BluLNG, said natural gas is being used as an engine fuel in many industries, including for big trucks, oil rigs, ships, locomotives, and mining equipment. Innovation can significantly reduce the cost of using natural gas as a fuel, he said.

    Jerry Moyes, CEO of Swift, a major trucking company, said a semi-truck with a natural gas engine costs up to $50,000 more than a diesel truck, so the state incentives are important to encourage the industry to buy natural gas trucks.

    HB 406 Establishes a tax credit for the purchase of new commercial category 7-8 vehicles (semi-trucks, garbage trucks, etc.), registered in Utah, and that drive 51% of their miles in the State. The amount of the tax credit starts at $25,000, and decreases to zero after calendar year 2020.

    In the transportation industry,

  • Two bill back use of natural gas
    City of Tulsa compressed natural gas vehicle refuels.

    A customer fuels his car at a compressed natural gas station in Tulsa.  MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file

    Posted: Friday, June 5, 2015 1:52 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two bills in support of the compressed natural gas industry have been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

    Both measures coincide with T. Boone Pickens famous “Pickens Plan,” which promotes national energy independence, as well as Fallin’s CNG energy initiative that began in 2011.

    Senate Bill 656, co-authored by state Sen. Clark Jolley and state Rep. Josh Cockroft, will allow no-interest loans to counties to purchase natural gas vehicles or convert fleet vehicles to natural gas.

    The funding will be utilized by authorized uses of the already existing State Emergency and Transportation Revolving Fund and would require repayment within five years.

    The law limits that use to 50 percent of the fund’s balance at the beginning of each fiscal year.

    “This legislation will aid counties in the use of compressed natural gas to reduce fuel costs and save millions of tax dollars,” said Cockroft, R-Wanette.

    Compressed natural gas is a cheaper fuel than gasoline, but also continues to greatly benefit the oil and gas industry as the state strives for energy independence, according to the congressman.

    “We have seen tremendous savings at the state level and want to extend those savings to our county governments,” he said. “I am grateful to individuals like Cleveland County Commissioner Rod Cleveland who have made me aware of the potential we have as a state and in our future energy potential.”

    House Bill 1283, co-authored by Cockroft and Jolley, will require the Department of Labor to adopt existing standard measurements for

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 5, 2015 2:19 PM Flag

    Engine Inventor Accused of Fraud

    By DIANA B. HENRIQUES

    Published: July 23, 1994

    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 5, 2015 2:17 PM Flag

    Engine Inventor Accused of Fraud

    By DIANA B. HENRIQUES

    Published: July 23, 1994

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    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.

  • Reply to

    Miami-Dade ?

    by taffytaffty May 27, 2015 9:36 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 5, 2015 12:00 PM Flag

    jack.bolander • 2 hours 54 minutes ago

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    Not enough new contracts!
    Not enough gallons!
    Just look at the financials!
    This company still loses money...shareholder money.

    patience grasshopper..........

  • Reply to

    Miami-Dade ?

    by taffytaffty May 27, 2015 9:36 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 5, 2015 8:43 AM Flag

    jack.bolander • 5 minutes ago Flag
    Still no deal? My guess is that this won't be happening. Another nail.
    Good that the industry is growing in general, but is the rate of growth slowing? Is there a way for CLNE to make any $$? This story is getting old and it isn't getting any better.

    the only thing getting old is your posts

    clne keeps getting more contracts
    clne keeps selling more gallons

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 5, 2015 8:07 AM Flag

    answer was suppose to be this week.......and now its friday...

  • By James Stafford
    Posted on Thu, 04 June 2015 22:06 | 0
    What are the prospects of natural gas offering a viable alternative to oil as a transportation fuel?

    Related: Forget The Noise: Oil Prices Won’t Crash Again

    Ultimately, the consumer market may be too difficult to crack. But in the commercial sector, things look a bit brighter. A new report from IHS Energy forecasts that natural gas could capture a sizable chunk of the market for trucks and ships over the next few decades. Along with CNG, the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) also holds a lot of potential. IHS believes that by 2030, CNG and LNG could displace 1.5 million barrels of oil per day from the transportation sector – a considerable sum, but still relatively small.

    Moreover, the use of natural gas in transportation will become a much more viable prospect given the fact that oil companies themselves are shifting towards the production of natural gas. Royal Dutch Shell’s purchase of BG Group – a company weighted towards LNG – is emblematic of this shift.

    The fact that the oil majors are increasingly comfortable with the idea of carbon pricing also is a testament to their shift towards natural gas. That is because under a carbon tax scenario, natural gas consumption will grow to the detriment of coal in the electric power sector. If the same phenomenon plays out in the transportation sector, oil majors won’t care all that much since one of their products would be losing out to the other.

    Finally, global LNG capacity is growing quickly. With LNG export projects coming online in Australia, East Africa, and the US, LNG prices could fall significantly. That would make the use of LNG in transportation even more attractive.

    By James Stafford

  • Paris - 4 June 2015 - Today, at the venue of the World Gas Congress, GE France, GE Oil & Gas and GRTgaz have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the development of Compressed Natural Gas infrastructure in France. The signatories on the MoU were Clara Gaymard, President of GE France, Thierry Trouvé, CEO of GRTgaz and Josh Loftus, Chief Commercial Officer Gas Processing, GE Oil & Gas. For the first time, major players are joining efforts to develop the CNG network in the country, with the hope that their partnership will highlight the vital role CNG can play in the transition to an energy-efficient economy and provide greener fuelling for vehicles.

    A few months away from COP21, this collaborative effort supports the fulfilment of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2014/94EU. This Directive compels the French state to develop an action plan for the development of Infrastructure for Alternative Fuels (AFI) by November 2016.

  • Reply to

    Waste Management Expo 2015

    by dsandy10s Jun 3, 2015 11:24 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 4, 2015 8:34 AM Flag

    jack.bolander • 51 minutes
    70% ???? LOL . You are 100% wrong.

    "Waste Management has more than 4,000 natural gas trucks in North American cities today, including 300 in Florida," McCormick said. "The company is on target to purchase 800 natural gas trucks per year, about 90 percent of its new truck purchases, and ultimately plans to convert its entire fleet of 18,000 collection vehicles to natural gas."

  • Behind the recent announcement that UPS plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations is that the company is also planning to deploy 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. The purchase represents a nearly 30% increase in UPS’s alternative fuel fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide.

    In the United States, UPS plans to deploy new CNG vehicles in 15 cities in 11 states. Twelve of the planned UPS CNG stations will be in new natural gas vehicle deployment areas and three will replace existing CNG stations with higher capacity equipment. Currently, it has a total of eight CNG fueling stations in California, Colorado, Georgia and Oklahoma.

    “Our CNG announcement demonstrates our plans to expand the use of widely available natural gas,” said Mitch Nichols, UPS senior vice president of transportation and engineering. “CNG is an important building block in our long-term fleet strategy and offers environmental and economic advantages.”

    The UPS CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases, the company noted, are part of “an ongoing commitment to diversify fuel sources, implement a fleet infrastructure with lower tailpipe emissions and increase experience using alternative fuels in freight transport applications.” The approach is to both collaborate with various stakeholder groups “to identify and promote transportation solutions that enhance the sustainability of emerging fuel choices” and to employ a “rolling laboratory” to evaluate and field test potential solutions.

    One result of that process, for example, was an order from UPS for Quantum Technologies to supply, through its OEM and installation partners, 319 of its Q-CabLITE and Q-RailLITE storage systems, as well as a version of the soon to be released back-of-cab storage system for CNG vehicles.

    “UPS is a leading force in natural gas vehicle adoption in the U.S.,” stated Brian Olson, Quantum president and chief executive officer. “Quantum is proud to be able to support them in advancing their natural

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 3, 2015 9:04 PM Flag

    Natural gas could dent demand for oil as transportation fuel
    Posted on June 3, 2015 | BY JORDAN BLUM

    Trimac Transportation driver Robert Williams used the liquified natural gas lane to fill his truck at the Flying J truck stop on I-10 East in Baytown Thursday Aug. 23, 2012.(Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle)
    A truck fills up in the liquified natural gas station. (Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle)
    HOUSTON — The surge in liquefied natural gas as a transportation fuel for truck fleets and ships could displace oil demand by more than 1.5 million barrels a day by 2030, according to a new study by IHS Energy.

    While 1.5 million barrels of oil may not seem like a large chunk of the 93.6 million barrels a day of global demand in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency, it only took about 1 million barrels a day in global oversupply in the third quarter of 2014 to contribute to the collapse in oil prices.

    IHS said that environmental, technological and commercial factors are combining to make trucking and shipping fleets convert to natural gas as their transportation fuels, despite cheaper oil prices.

    “The fall of oil prices has diminished much of the glow from what was an overly optimistic market opportunity for natural gas in transportation,” said Michael Stoppard, IHS Energy chief strategist for global gas, in the study. “Nonetheless, the shift to greater use of gas in trucks is set to continue. It is widely accepted that power generation is the primary growth market for natural gas demand, but gas as a fuel offers a new market with potentially more value.”

    Truck fleets have relatively high turnover rates, so the expectation is that they will transition to LNG and compressed natural gas more quickly than cars. For instance, UPS is switching its trucks to LNG in Houston and elsewhere, while Waste Management is converting to CNG trucks.

    The IHS study forecasts that gas demand in trucks will reach 81 billion cubic meters by 2030 and be split between LNG an

  • India’s growing middle class will soon make it the third-biggest oil consumer, reshaping the global energy map as China uses less and the U.S. produces more.
    India will overtake Japan this quarter, International Energy Agency estimates show. The country’s galloping demand growth may eventually surpass China’s, a shift that was unforeseen just a few years ago.
    As living standards improve, the number of Indians buying cars and trucks has risen, boosting gasoline use by 19 percent in April alone from a year earlier. The International Monetary Fund predicts the economy will swell by 7.5 percent this year as Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes business reforms, beating Chinese growth for the first time in a quarter-century.
    India “reminds me of China a decade ago,” said Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at London-based consultants Energy Aspects. “The demand growth is unbelievable.”

    The country’s unbridled thirst for oil has helped bolster crude prices as they start to recover from a six-year low. It’s a further jolt to the energy market after the U.S. shale revolution pushed Russia out of the top spot for natural gas production and paved the way for the first American exports.

    In April, the country’s oil use rose by about 300,000 barrels a day, similar to the growth rate seen in January and February. If that pace is maintained for the rest of the year, India may overtake China, whose annual growth is estimated at 295,000 barrels a day by the IEA.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 3, 2015 8:06 PM Flag

    pcarl75
    Moron the date from waste management article is June 2 2015. Is this not current enough for you. You are wrong on everything you post. You are a moron

    you are wrestling with a pig............

  • Report: LNG could challenge oil as transport fuel

    By Daniel J. Graeber June 3, 2015 at 7:05 AM

    Trucking fleets may be considering natural gas as their fuel of choice, a report from IHS finds. File Photo by

    PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- China may take the lead, along with the trucking sector, in the transport shift from oil to natural gas and liquefied natural gas, a report from IHS finds.

    Michael Stoppard, chief gas strategist for the consultant firm, said lower crude oil prices have taken the spotlight off the pursuit for natural gas as an alternative transport fuel.

    "Nonetheless, the shift to greater use of gas in trucks is set to continue," he said in an emailed statement. "It is widely accepted that power generation is the primary growth market for natural gas demand, but gas as a fuel offers a new market with potentially more value."

    While passenger vehicles and trucks are comparable in terms of oil consumption, the study finds truck fleets have better economics and a faster turnover when it comes to switching to alternative fuel sources.

    Carrier UPS Freight in April said it was adding 65 LNG vehicles to its fleet. The new vehicles will replace diesel-engine tractors, which will result in a reduction in emissions and an efficiency of about 600 miles per tank of fuel, the company said.

    A 2014 report from The Wall Street Journal finds the purchase price of gas-feed trucks may be prohibitive when compared with diesel trucks. While natural gas vehicle sales are increasing, the pace was not as fast as expected by some metrics.

    IHS, in a report published from Paris, found natural gas and LNG could displace more than 1.5 million barrels of oil demand by 2030. Combined with ship

  • Oklahoma Legislature OKs Bill to Help County Fleets Switch to CNG

    by NGT News on Tuesday June 02, 2015

    The Oklahoma Legislature has passed S.B.656, the Emergency and Transportation Revolving Fund, to help encourage the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles by county fleets.

    The state House of Representatives approved the bill in April, and the state Senate followed suit on May 22. S.B.656 has since been sent to Gov. Mary Fallin for consideration.

    The bill would allow counties to apply for new interest-free loans under a revolving fund for the purchase of or conversion to CNG vehicles. The Statewide Circuit Engineering Board would be tasked with developing and adopting rules governing the application and qualification procedures for counties requesting a loan, which would be interest free for a maximum term of five years.

    Frank J. Macchiarola, executive vice president of government affairs for America's Natural Gas Alliance, has issued a statement praising the passage of S.B.656.

    "The benefits of natural gas are clear: it's better for the environment, it's cost effective and it's produced right here at home,” says Macchiarola. “We are pleased that Oklahoma is seeking opportunities to promote more widespread use of this clean energy source. By transitioning the state's vehicle fleet to natural gas, Oklahomans are helping to improve air quality in a cost-effective way.”

    "We encourage Gov. Fallin to sign this bill into law and hope other states will follow Oklahoma's lead to adopt and invest in compressed natural gas vehicles to power a cleaner future,” he adds.

  • By Yvette C. Hammett | Tribune Staff
    Published: June 1, 2015 | Updated: June 1, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    TAMPA — The regional transit system has cobbled together enough money to purchase 14 new buses two years ahead of schedule.

    The preliminary Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority budget, presented to the board on Monday, also includes: a new flex route for the New Tampa area; a pilot project to address the First Mile/Last Mile issue of getting people to buses, then to their final destination; implementing a new regional fare smart card; and retrofitting all of HART’s 180 buses with wi-fi.

    The HART Board will vote later this summer on the 2016 budget that includes these expenses.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 2, 2015 8:12 AM Flag

    jack.bolander • 9 hours ago
    New diesels can reduce carbon emissions by as much as 80%…

    New diesels can support middle east terrorists by as much as 100 %