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  • New tool predicts economic impacts of natural gas stations
    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:47am
    Louise Lerner, Argonne National Laboratory
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    Researchers at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s Argonne National Laboratory announced a new tool for analyzing the economic impacts of building new compressed natural gas fueling stations. Called JOBS NG, the tool is freely available to the public.

    Mostly made up of methane, compressed natural gas is an alternative fuel for cars and trucks that can offer greenhouse gas benefits over gasoline.

    Thanks to new methods, natural gas production has boomed in the U.S., raising interest in its use as a vehicle fuel. But there are currently far fewer natural gas stations than gasoline stations in the country, concentrated in a few areas like California, Oklahoma, Utah and New York.

    JOBS NG is designed to help states and local governments evaluate possible economic benefits related to natural gas stations when they are setting new policies. It can also help developers quantify proposals.

    “Our model estimates the jobs created and economic output at every stage in the process, beginning with station design and construction and continuing through the operation and maintenance of the station and the sale of natural gas fuel,” said Marianne Mintz, an Argonne systems analyst who built the tool.

    The analysis even extends to the equipment for the station—accounting for the raw materials that go into components as they are mined, refined, distributed and assembled. (Because natural gas generally arrives via pipeline in gaseous form, it has to be compressed at the station to less than one percent of its original volume using special equipment.)

    “The model also accounts for ripple effects as new jobholders purchase goods and services elsewhere in the economy,” Mintz said.

    It’s also customizable by state or census region.

    Source: Argonne National Laboratory

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 25, 2014 10:43 AM Flag

    Would like to run all of clne stations through that model

  • Reply to

    Short ratio over 17 on Yahoo

    by playhardgamecock Sep 25, 2014 9:38 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 25, 2014 4:50 PM Flag

    wow its like tuning into a soap opera after a few years
    same characters same nonsense........drivel one teach...drivel on...LOL

  • cancerdotcom by cancerdotcom Sep 25, 2014 8:23 PM Flag

    teach_162
    3481 posts | Last Activity: 5 hours ago
    Member since: Dec 8, 2010

    3480 complaining about management...( 1 post complaining about me )

    dude....seroquil can help you with this... fixation...if you need the name of a good psychiatrist please contact me

  • Reply to

    teach....3481 posts

    by cancerdotcom Sep 25, 2014 8:23 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 26, 2014 9:46 AM Flag

    ".I ask Teach again - What would you do with these stations?"
    whitearcades3000.....i have a tree stump you can borrow ....it will offer just as much insight as teach...perhaps more

  • Reply to

    teach....3481 posts

    by cancerdotcom Sep 25, 2014 8:23 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 26, 2014 10:23 AM Flag

    "seroquil is not something anyone should consider"

    never ?.....i think its a pretty good drug in certain situations......

  • cancerdotcom by cancerdotcom Sep 26, 2014 3:39 PM Flag

    whats your thoughts on how management is doing ? executing ?

  • Reply to

    question for teach..

    by cancerdotcom Sep 26, 2014 3:39 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 26, 2014 7:24 PM Flag

    why do you encourage .........if you want Teach's opinion, you can re-read any of his other 10,000 postings. They are all them same

    We live on hope....maybe the 10,001st will bring some unexpected nuance !

  • Forget Electric Cars. Natural Gas Is Powering Vehicles in Texas
    One fleet of 24 natural-gas Fords will displace more gasoline than 700 Chevy Volts and 'save' taxpayers $5.3 million.
    By BOB LUKEFAHR And BALU BALAGOPAL
    Sept. 26, 2014 6:26 p.m. ET
    3 COMMENTS
    Houston

    At Mike Scully's Apple Towing in Houston, just one of their big Ford F650 tow trucks saves more gasoline each year than 20 Nissan Leaf electric cars. When it comes to reducing carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and other pollutants, Mike's F650s are equally impressive, and his fuel cost per mile is about the same as that of a four-seat Jeep Wrangler. What is Apple Towing's secret? The F650 tow trucks run on natural gas, which...

  • Reply to

    question for teach..

    by cancerdotcom Sep 26, 2014 3:39 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 26, 2014 8:55 PM Flag

    " We live on hope...."
    I think you have answered your own question. Isn't it what this plan was all about and what management sold to the retail investor for the Past TEN years with no light of profitability?. Enjoy your weekend everyone~!

    Nope ...not that one .....maybe the 10,002nd ?

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 26, 2014 9:06 PM Flag

    BLOOMBERG
    By BOB LUKEFAHR And BALU BALAGOPAL
    Sept. 26, 2014 6:26 p.m. ET
    11 COMMENTS
    Houston

    At Mike Scully's Apple Towing in Houston, just one of their big Ford F650 tow trucks saves more gasoline each year than 20 Nissan Leaf electric cars. When it comes to reducing carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and other pollutants, Mike's F650s are equally impressive, and his fuel cost per mile is about the same as that of a four-seat Jeep Wrangler. What is Apple Towing's secret? The F650 tow trucks run on natural gas, which they refuel for less than $1.70 per gasoline-gallon equivalent, or gge.

    PIRA Energy Group estimates that natural gas in transportation will approach 800 million gges this year. Do some simple math and it quickly becomes apparent that natural-gas vehicles (NGVs) will displace 10-12 times more gasoline and diesel than the 250,000 electric cars currently on the road. When complete, Apple Towing's small fleet of 24 natural-gas tow trucks will displace more gasoline than around 700 Chevy Volts. And here is a nice side benefit: Those Volts would cost federal taxpayers a whopping $5.3 million in subsidies while Mr. Scully's F650 Fords cost them nothing.

    For more than a decade, policy makers and the automotive press have been enamored of electric vehicles, lavishing them with attention and incentives. All this even though when it comes to reducing oil dependence, pollution and fuel cost, the transition of America's truck fleet to natural gas is the hands-down winner.

    Mention NGVs to a Washington policy wonk, however, and he will immediately start chattering about chickens and eggs. Received wisdom tells us that natural-gas vehicles won't sell until a huge national refueling infrastructure is built (and refueling infrastructure cannot get built without vehicles). Apple Towing's Mr. Scully, not being a poultry farmer and thus unaware of this seemingly insoluble dilemma, asked our company, Nat G Solutions, to upgrade his F650s and at the same time install a natural-gas fueling compressor in his parking lot and hook it up to his city gas line. The great infrastructure crisis disappeared.

  • Reply to

    CFO Richard Wheeler sells 170,444 share yesterday.

    by ticticdoc Sep 26, 2014 10:10 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 27, 2014 9:26 AM Flag

    Normally i agree. But he sold pretty much ALL his shares. He cannot need the money that bad. He must not like the direction of the company.

    You have no idea what he might need.

    If the stock tanks at earnings he is a #$%$
    If the stock soars at earning he is a moron

    Right ?

  • even you gibberish....assuming everything goes perfectly....

  • Iran to build ten CNG stations in Iraq
    vestnik kavkaza-1 hour ago
    Based on a recent agreement signed between Tehran and Baghdad, 7 million cubic meters per day of Iran's natural gas will be delivered to Iraq in the first phase ...

    Darn ! ..... lost another big one !

  • cancerdotcom by cancerdotcom Sep 28, 2014 9:42 AM Flag

    Tier 4 coming up fast

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 locomotive emission standards, which apply to newly manufactured and remanufactured locomotives and engines, take effect Jan. 1, 2015. Tier 4 is the final step in a multi-year program beginning with Tier 0-2 standards, which were adopted in December 1997 and became effective Jan. 1, 2000. Tiers 3-4, adopted in March 2008, introduced more stringent requirements. Tier 3 became effective in December 2011. Tier 4 also includes tougher standards for remanufactured Tier 0-2 locomotives. To enable Tier 4 catalytic after-treatment methods, the EPA regulated the availability of low sulfur diesel fuel. A sulfur limit of 500 ppm (parts per million) was effective as of June 2007; 15 ppm from June 2012. Tier 3-4 locomotives must also meet smoke opacity standards.

    GE’s Tier 4 program began with its 2005 release of a Tier 2 locomotive equipped with its four-stroke Evolution Series GEVO engine. In 2012, GE introduced fuel system enhancements to meet Tier 3. For Tier 4, GE’s Advance Power 4 locomotive offers “the single-largest emission reduction in our program’s timeline,” GE says. It also doesn’t require exhaust after-treatment and related infrastructure investments. An Advance Power 4 prototype is testing along Norfolk Southern’s Erie, Pa., to Conneaut, Ohio, main line.

    An Indiana Tier 4 partnership

  • cancerdotcom by cancerdotcom Sep 28, 2014 10:10 AM Flag

    This One’s from Ryder
    September 26, 2014 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch | No Comments
    Ryder to Sponsor 77th Annual National Beer Wholesalers Convention
    Business Development Boss Rueben Stokes to Discuss Natural Gas Fleets

    Ryder System is spreading the word that it will serve as a Diamond Anniversary sponsor of the 77th Annual National Beer Wholesalers Association convention being held September 28-October 1 in New Orleans.

    “Ryder helps customers make improvements from the brewery to the distribution center to the delivery trucks, generating smarter transportation and supply chain strategies,” Ryder senior national sales VP John Deris says in the company’s NBWA announcement.

    “One example of how Ryder supports customers is with the adoption of natural gas fleets,” the company said.

    Stokes on Monday

    Ryder advanced fuels business development director Rueben Stokes will discuss Making the Switch to Natural Gas: What to Consider, When to Act and How to Do It on September 29 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

    He’ll detail Ryder’s experience deploying natural gas vehicle technologies and sharing industry expert advice about successfully transitioning fleets to the alternative fuel.

    Ryder has more than 27 million miles of natural gas operating experience, having deployed more than 600 compressed natural gas and LNG/liquefied natural gas trucks with fleets in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Georgia and Louisiana.

    In Ryder’s biggest NGV deployment to date, customer Anheuser-Busch announced just this month that it would convert its entire Houston fleet – a first for the brewer – to CNG using trucks from Ryder.

  • DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Sept. 29, 2014) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced that more than 40 McNeilus® Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered Split Body Rear Loader refuse vehicles have been sold to Canada’s Emterra Group. The vehicles will be delivered beginning late next year, and will be placed into service in the Greater Toronto Area. This is one of McNeilus’ largest refuse vehicle orders in Canada.

  • /29/2014 9:00:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Write a letter to the Editor
    Nat-Gas Powered Trucks Expected to Boost the Fuel's Popularity

    Ryder System Inc.

    Liquefied natural gas will gain a “significant” market share in the transport sector by 2035, led by demand from trucking, the International Center for Natural Gas Information said.

    Demand from road transport, such as trucks, will lead the expansion, followed by the use of LNG in ships and trains, Cedigaz, as the Rueil Malmaison, France-based association with 100 members in 40 countries is known, said in a report.

    The price gap between diesel and LNG will drive the use of the super-chilled fuel in trucks, while environmental legislation may help make LNG more attractive for the marine sector.

    “The cost advantage of LNG relative to diesel currently provides a strong economic incentive in the trucking industry,” the report said.

    Global demand for LNG in road transport is estimated at 45 million metric tons a year in 2025 and 96 million tons in 2035 from almost zero in 2010.

    Demand for LNG as a marine bunker fuel will rise to 35.7 million tons in 2025 and 77 million in 2035. Use of the fuel in rail may expand from 0.9 million tons in 2025 to 6.2 million in 2035, primarily in the U.S, China and India, the report said.

    China, which already has infrastructure in place, will represent almost half of the market for the use of LNG in trucks, according to the report.

    “With at least 100,000 LNG vehicles and 1,100 refueling stations at the end of 2013, China already has a head start over the rest of the world in this nascent market,” the report said. “However, gas price reform in China may slow LNG growth there. LNG should also carve out a significant market share in the US, Europe and the rest of Asia.”

    The use of LNG as a marine bunker fuel will be driven by emissions regulations, which mean ship operators have to switch to more expensive oil-based fuels, implement cos

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 29, 2014 10:47 AM Flag

    this report is from that industry
    What would you expect?

    This post is from gibberish
    what would you expect?

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Sep 29, 2014 10:50 AM Flag

    this report is from that industry
    What would you expect?

    Ryder rents trucks .........it is agnostic as to type

    Ryders opinion is unbiased

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