Led by the recent announcement that Portland, OR-based NW Natural and a Seattle-based storage tank manufacturer are partnering on an effort to allow more compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles on the road, the Easter week provided a number of advancements in the CNG part of the natural gas vehicle (NGV) space. Some of the others were centered on advances for CNG in trucking.
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FERC gave conditional approval Thursday to a request by Williams’ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) to begin its Mobile Bay South III Expansion Project, which when completed will provide an additional 225,000 Dth/d to markets in Alabama and Florida.
A natural gas transportation infrastructure developer, Utah-based Blu LNG, has reduced its workforce and cut back operations for at least the first half of this year, awaiting the full rollout of the Cummins 15-liter engine, which has been delayed.
In order to meet the Nov. 1 start-up date for its Northeast Upgrade Project, Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) has asked FERC for permission to begin placing components of the system expansion, which would add 636,000 Dth/d of takeaway capacity from the Marcellus Shale, in service as early as October.
In a bid to loosen the natural gas capacity constraints that are plaguing the Marcellus Shale region and wreaking havoc on associated pricing points, upgrades in the form of pipeline loops and compression upgrades are coming online virtually every week.
A subsidiary of Newport Beach, CA-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said Thursday it has signed a three-year, $167 million deal with a Chinese-based natural gas/propane pipeline company to provide up to 416 compressed natural gas (CNG) compressors and related technologies to support development of more than 300 CNG fueling stations throughout China. Growth of CNG in China is expected to outpace U.S. expansion, Clean Energy executives said.
Encana Corp. has opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Parachute, CO, its eighth North American fueling station since it began several years ago to actively integrate what it produces into its transportation and drilling rig units.
Chicago-basedTrillium CNGandGolden Eagle Distributors Inc. opened the first public access heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Casa Grande, AZ, a Phoenix suburb. Golden Eagle will use the facility to fuel its delivery fleet, and the fueling station also will be open to the public 24/7, including Class 8 trucks. All major credit cards and fleet cards are good at the station, and Trillium said it will be making special fuel pricing programs available to encourage other fleets in the area to switch to CNG. Making the station public is part of Golden Eagle’s efforts to make CNG a more viable option for local fleets and individual drivers.