Trucks

California Seeks Near-Zero Emissions in CNG Trucks

California Seeks Near-Zero Emissions in CNG Trucks

In California earlier this month, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) board voted to petition the federal government to adopt tougher emission standards for large trucks to help the region meet its clean air goals. Heavy-duty trucks are the largest source of smog-forming emissions in the four-county air district.

March 14, 2016

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

Berkeley Scientists Find Better Way to Store NatGas For Transportation

University of California, Berkeley chemists who think a “metal-organic framework” (MOF) may be a method to simplify and increase the range of natural gas vehicles (NGV) published their findings online recently in advance of a report appearing in the journal Nature.

November 4, 2015

New Near-Zero Emission NatGas Engine Certified

Touting 90% improvement on current nitrogen oxide (NOx) standards, Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) on Monday said its new ISL G natural gas engine is the first mid-range engine in North America to gain both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification.

October 8, 2015
U.S. CNG Supplier Strikes Deal With Mexican Firm

U.S. CNG Supplier Strikes Deal With Mexican Firm

Indiana-based CNG Source has struck a full-service deal with Mexico-based NatGas, a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station developer. CNG Source officials view the agreement as a stepping stone to broader expansion throughout the Americas.

August 31, 2015
Higher National Fuel-Saving Rules Accepted by Fleet Operators, Report Says

Higher National Fuel-Saving Rules Accepted by Fleet Operators, Report Says

A recent survey of fleet operators concludes that they generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, according to a report commissioned by an alternative fuel vehicle advocacy group.

August 24, 2015
CNG Stations Multiplying Across the Continent

CNG Stations Multiplying Across the Continent

In the first two weeks of August the fueling structure for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles continued to expand in places like Sacramento, CA, Edmond, OK, Pontoon Beach, IL, and DuBois, PA. In Sacramento, a $1.9 million CNG station was opened to support county refuse trucks and what local officials called “an increasing number of other NGVs.”

August 17, 2015
NatGas Value as Transportation Fuel to Grow, IHS Report Says

NatGas Value as Transportation Fuel to Grow, IHS Report Says

The value of natural gas — compressed and liquefied — as a transportation fuel is likely to grow, displacing future oil demand, according to…

June 5, 2015
NatGas Value as Transportation Fuel to Grow, IHS Report Says

NatGas Value as Transportation Fuel to Grow, IHS Report Says

The value of natural gas — compressed (CNG) and liquefied (LNG) — as a transportation fuel is likely to grow, displacing future oil demand, according to a study released Wednesday by consultancy IHS Inc.

June 5, 2015
Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks Go All Out for Natural Gas, Propane

Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks Go All Out for Natural Gas, Propane

Already a leading provider or natural gas-powered light-duty pickup trucks, Ford Motor Co. said Monday its 2016 F-150 pickup models will have…

May 4, 2015