Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV)

Obama Calls for New U.S. Truck Fuel Standards

Taking his State of the Union (SOTU) message from last month on the road, President Obama visited a Safeway distribution center in Upper Marlboro, MD, where he called on the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for trucks and other heavier vehicles by March 2016. Read More

Clean Energy Unit Bids to Spark Russian CNG Growth

A Canadian unit of California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said Thursday it has inked an exclusive agreement with Russian Machines Corp. (RM) to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment and expertise to bolster the alternative fueling infrastructure network in Russia. Read More

Weather, President's Remarks Heat Up NGV Talk

Super-frigid temperatures throughout the eastern half of the nation combined with President Obama's boost for natural gas in his State of the Union speech shined an ever-brighter light on the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV). In both cases, alternative fuel transportation advocates got a chance to further state their case. Read More

Accelerator Stays Down on NGV Advances

Compressed natural gas (CNG) made more noise this month with advances in fueling technology, engines and the transit system in Phoenix, AZ, while AGL Resources liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation fuel marketing expanded into Florida. Read More

Florida's First LNG Vehicle Fueling Station Opens

As part of a new year's sprint along America's Natural Gas Highway, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Florida has opened, according to California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which announced several other natural gas transportation advancements on Wednesday. Read More

15-Liter NatGas Engine Delayed, But NGVs Keep Trucking

Citing the need for more fueling infrastructure, one of nation's major makers of natural gas engines, Cummins Inc., has decided to "pause" the development of its 15-liter spark ignition engine for at least the first six months of this year. Industry sources, however, indicate that this should not slow the development of more long-haul trucking moving to natural gas vehicles (NGV). Read More