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  • E.P.A. Proposal Will Put Bigger Trucks on a Fuel Diet


    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Inside the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory here, a mammoth contraption, with steel rollers, advanced electronics and exhaust tubes, is nearing completion.

    The project — an enormous “truck treadmill” — is the new centerpiece of the Environmental Protection Agency’s complex. One of the largest vehicle testing centers in the world, the truck lab will play a crucial role in shaping and enforcing a major new environmental mandate by the Obama administration that could dramatically transform America’s trucking industry.

    This week, the E.P.A. is expected to propose regulations to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks, requiring that their fuel economy increase up to 40 percent by 2027, compared with levels in 2010, according to people briefed on the proposal. A tractor-trailer now averages five to six miles a gallon of diesel. The new regulations would seek to raise that average to as much as nine miles a gallon. A truck’s emissions can vary greatly, depending on how much it is carrying.

    The hotly debated rules, which cover almost any truck larger than a standard pickup, are the latest in a stack of sweeping climate change policy measures on which President Obama hopes to build his environmental legacy. Already, his administration has proposed rules to cut emissions from power plants and has imposed significantly higher fuel efficiency standards on passenger vehicles.

    The truck proposals could cut millions of tons of carbon dioxide pollution while saving millions of barrels of oil. Trucks now account for a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles in the United States, even though they make up only 4 percent of traffic, the E.P.A. says.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom May 31, 2015 9:40 AM Flag

    any chance these rules will say "you must meet these miles per gallon goals...unless you use natural gas" ???

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom May 31, 2015 10:13 AM Flag

    jack.bolander • 19 minutes ago
    NO! Why should Nat gas get special treatment?

    because its special ! :)

  • Texas Embracing NGV Infrastructure, State Commission Says
    Richard Nemec
    May 29, 2015

    In the past two years, Texas has seen $261 million invested in natural gas vehicles (NGV) and the corresponding fueling infrastructure needed for them, according to the latest statistics from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), which launched a statewide NGV initiative in 2013.

    According to RRC Commissioner David Porter, who helped launch the initiative, NGV fuel sales, the number of NGVs and the number of fueling stations are all "surging."

    "The market is working in natural gas' favor, and these new figures demonstrate clear and continued market growth," Porter said, adding that private capital has constituted the bulk of the NGV investment, totaling $239 million to date. "This indicates investors' confidence in natural gas as a transportation solution."

    RRC statistics show the investment is well balanced, Porter said, with $108 million going to vehicles and $153 million supporting fueling stations. "We are addressing both sides of the old chicken-egg problem," he said.

    Porter is hosting a series of NGV workshops around the state, and the next one is set for June 4 at the Texas Christian University Energy Institute in Fort Worth. Fleet operators and oil/gas producers are invited to attend.

    Separately, two new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Texas have opened. Developed by Chicago-based amp Trillium, the stations are near interstate highways and provide service to all NGVs, including Class-8 trucks, fueling at the rate of 10-12 diesel gallon equivalents/minute.

  • Reply to

    Clean Energy Subsidiaries to be Renamed

    by cancerdotcom May 28, 2015 10:36 AM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom May 31, 2015 11:11 AM Flag

    teach_162 • May 29, 2015 12:15 PM
    It is a fool an individual who intentionally tries to pump this stock by claiming that renaming the subsidiaries is "final piece of the puzzle ".

    teach was a joke you sf

  • Reply to

    Two developments that could affect Westport

    by b.cz32 May 30, 2015 1:42 PM
    cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 1, 2015 8:14 AM Flag

    dsandy10s • 8 hours ago
    All anyone has to do is read your posts and it's appears your a paid basher. I'm not knocking you for it. If you can sit at home and make money bashing a stock or 2 or more. (Why Not).

    hate to be the one to break the news to you but..... there is no santa claus no tooth fairy...and no paid bashers....

  • NEW DELHI: After giving app-based taxi services seven days to submit complete details of their drivers and vehicles, the transport department has come out with a notice reiterating the Supreme Court order on non-clean fuel vehicles. The notice highlights the court order and warns operators of taxis, buses and goods vehicles running on diesel and petrol that plying within the city is not allowed.

    The notice comes even as the transport department talked about taking action against app-based taxi services flouting the government ban. Delhi government had, several months ago, banned web-based taxi services from operating without a valid permit issued by the transport department. The notice specifies that vehicles running on diesel and petrol and with all India or national permits are not allowed to ply within the city as per court orders, and those violating rules will be liable for prosecution.

    The notice is expected to check the use of tourist taxis as intra-city taxis by app-based services. At present, these services primarily use taxis with all India tourist permits, which run on diesel or petrol, unlike city taxis that run on clean fuel like CNG. According to government officials, around 20,000 tourist taxis are currently plying in Delhi as regular taxis registered with app-based services.

    Earlier this week, the transport minister had given these taxi services seven days' time to submit details of their drivers.

    Delhi government in March had approached the department of electronic & information technology to block apps of Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure alleging that these companies are not complying with a ban imposed by it. Earlier this month, the telecom department had asked internet service providers to block websites of Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 1, 2015 2:27 PM Flag

    its been a long time since i had a discussion about absolute zero......

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 1, 2015 10:18 PM Flag

    i think there are going to natural gas incentives as part of these new regulations
    i will be very surprised if there aren't

  • BATON ROUGE, La., Jun. 01 /CSRwire/ - Republic Services of Baton Rouge has been awarded the prestigious Fleet of the Year Award by Louisiana Clean Fuels. Republic's Baton Rouge collection company, BFI Waste Services, LLC, received the honor for its extensive Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions in 2014. Louisiana Clean Fuels presented the Award at its 15th annual Clean Fuel Leader Awards Gala in Baton Rouge on Thursday evening, May 21.

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each new CNG collection truck reduces carbon emissions by as much as 80 percent in comparison with older, diesel-powered trucks. In addition, each new CNG truck deployed is equivalent to removing five passenger vehicles from local roads for one year, or planting 600 mature trees. Based on EPA calculations, the carbon emissions reduction benefits from Republic's CNG powered fleet in Baton Rouge is expected by the end of the summer to be equivalent to planting more than 36,000 mature trees annually.

    Republic Services operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 36 natural gas fueling stations nationwide. Republic's CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks. Together, these initiatives will help Republic reach its goal of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by three percent by 2018.

  • cancerdotcom cancerdotcom Jun 1, 2015 10:30 PM Flag

    you telling me this EPA wont put natural gas incentives into these new regulations ????

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each new CNG collection truck reduces carbon emissions by as much as 80 percent in comparison with older, diesel-powered trucks. In addition, each new CNG truck deployed is equivalent to removing five passenger vehicles from local roads for one year, or planting 600 mature trees. Based on EPA calculations, the carbon emissions reduction benefits from Republic's CNG powered fleet in Baton Rouge is expected by the end of the summer to be equivalent to planting more than 36,000 mature trees annually.

  • 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 %

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

    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............

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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."