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People — Matthew Cabell; John McGinnis; John Pustulka; Carl Carlotti, David Bauer, Anna Marie Cellino, NFG

National Fuel Gas Co.’s (NFG) exploration and production subsidiary, Seneca Resources Corp., said President Matthew D. Cabell will retire on May 1. Cabell joined Seneca in 2006 with 26 years of experience working in the energy industry. John P. McGinnis, who currently serves as Seneca’s chief operating officer, has been appointed the company’s new president. McGinnis joined the company as senior vice president in 2007. Other executive management changes, which will take effect Feb. 1, include the appointment of John R. Pustulka as chief operating officer of NFG and David Bauer as president of subsidiary National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. Bauer would continue to serve as treasurer and principal financial officer of NFG. Carl M. Carlotti also has been named president of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. He replaces Anna Marie Cellino, who retires Feb. 1. Carlotti joined the utility in 1985 and has been senior vice president since 2007.

January 26, 2016
LNG Possible Cost-Saving Alternative for Hawaii Gas, Says Report

LNG Possible Cost-Saving Alternative for Hawaii Gas, Says Report

Hawaii leaders have set a goal to use 100% renewables by 2045, but liquefied natural gas (LNG) may be a viable and cost-saving supplement to the use of synthetic natural gas (SNG) by Hawaii Gas as a primary fuel in the interim, according to the results of an 18-month bidding process by the state’s only regulated gas utility.

January 20, 2016

Global NGV Sales Projected to Top 35 Million by 2025

Natural gas will remain an attractive transportation fuel alternative to diesel for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and global sales of natural gas vehicles (NGV) will reach 35 million by 2025, according to a report released by Boulder, CO-based Navigant Research.

January 4, 2016

Tacoma LNG Storage Project Still Moving Forward Despite Challenges

A Native American Indian tribe is challenging in court support by Tacoma, WA, and its port authority for Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to develop a $275 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility to store customer supply and marine fuel.

December 24, 2015

NGV Ignition Technology Program to Challenge Diesel Market

Natural gas vehicle (NGV) engine technology provider Vancouver, BC-based Westport Innovations Inc. and Des Plaines, IL-based Gas Technology Institute (GTI) have received a total of $900,000 from two California sources to pursue advances in Westport’s enhanced spark ignited (ESI) natural gas engine.

December 15, 2015

Federal Transportation Bill Carries Good News For NGVs

The five-year surface transportation bill (FAST Act) has been passed by both houses of Congress and carries some important provisions for advancing the use of natural gas vehicles (NGV), according to the Washington, DC-based NGVAmerica trade group, which lobbied hard for the provisions.

December 7, 2015

Renewable NatGas Benefits From California Low Carbon Fuels Standard

California officials are encouraging alternative fuel fleets, including those switching to renewable natural gas (RNG), to take advantage of the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) and cap-and-trade program created under the state’s 2006 climate change law (AB 32).

November 24, 2015

Ryder Signs Up For Renewable Natural Gas at Two Fueling Stations

Ryder Systems Inc. has agreed to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) at two of its Southern California fueling stations operated by Newport Beach, CA-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

November 18, 2015
Hawaii Governor Throws LNG Under Renewables Bus

Hawaii Governor Throws LNG Under Renewables Bus

A former supporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the governor of Hawaii said Wednesday that “liquid” natural gas has no place in his plans to transform his state to 100% renewable energy.

August 28, 2015

Truck Fire Won’t Change TFC Recyling’s CNG Plans

A heavy-duty truck fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) caught fire, destroying the truck and blackening the side of a nearby home in Chesapeake, VA. No injuries were reported.

July 16, 2015