Q&A with José Francisco Pastrana on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Q&A with José Francisco Pastrana on Mexico’s Natural Gas Market Development

Editor’s Note: NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index, a leader tracking Mexico natural gas market reform, is offering the following question-and-answer (Q&A) column as part of a regular interview series with experts in the Mexican natural gas market. This 35th Q&A in the series is with José Francisco Pastrana, General Director of the Port of Tuxpan…

July 24, 2020

Briefs — RNG for SoCal Ports

The use of near-zero emission transportation, including renewable natural gas (RNG), received a boost when the boards of the Los Angeles/Long Beach Ports released a joint draft Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) to drive down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation operations through the ports. Among zero and near-zero emission alternatives, the ports are embracing RNG, which a Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) spokesperson indicated could lead to immediate improvements in air quality and public health. The plan calls for equipping thousands of heavy duty trucks working in the ports daily with the latest natural gas technology, which has been supported by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and a sustainable freight initiative pushed by the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Deploying heavy-duty trucks fueled with RNG can lower GHG emissions from trucks serving the ports by 80% and can reduce air pollution by 90%, the spokesman said.

July 21, 2017

NGV Engine Makers, Fleet Operators Urge Faster Move to ‘Clean’ Trucking

At the “Game Changer Summit” to promote near-zero emission heavy-duty trucks, the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo on Monday spotlighted the heavy-duty truck sector as a focal point for natural gas vehicles (NGV) growth by fleet operators after 20 years of technology advances in engines and fueling.

May 3, 2017

Wyoming, Canada Energy Ties Run Deep, Governor Says

From oil sands to coal ports to liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines, Wyoming’s energy ties to Canada are strong and should get stronger, Gov. Matt Mead said Friday, previewing a week long (June 12-19) trip north of the border to expand trade relations that now account for $2 billion annually.

June 11, 2013

Obama Vows to Speed Up New Oil, Gas Permitting

Acknowledging that the boom in natural gas has led to cleaner-burning power and greater energy independence in the United States, President Obama Tuesday in his first State of the Union Address of his second term vowed to cut red tape to speed up the permitting process for new oil and gas permits on public lands.

February 14, 2013

Industry Briefs

A U.S. flagged oil tanker arrived at the Port of Corpus Christi, TX, on Wednesday to load Eagle Ford Shale crude for transport to other U.S. ports. The Jones Act of 1920 requires that any goods moved by water from one U.S. port to another must be carried by a U.S. flagged ship. The M/V Pennsylvania passed by the Harbor Bridge gateway to the inner harbor Wednesday and docked at the port’s Oil Dock No. 1, the Corpus Christi Caller Times reported. It is the U.S. built tanker’s first visit to the Corpus Christi port.

September 28, 2012