natural gas

TA head breaks down industry’s obstacles for natural gas conversion

Thomas O'Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters of America, broke down what he called three "roadblocks" for trucking companies wanting to convert from diesel to natural gas.

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12L CNG T660 in service

AMP Americas, a CNG fueling company, recently put its first 12-liter Kenworth T660 truck on the road. The truck is the first of 42 new T660 trucks that will upgrade one of the largest CNG fleets in the country. The trucks have the ability to travel more than 600 miles between fill-ups and will hold 136 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG. Powered by 11.9-liter Cummins engines, the trucks will be outfitted with Agility back-of-cab CNG ...

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Natural gas payoff: Utility, ROI in construction trucking apps

While natural gas engines and retrofits are not cheap, the key question is your return on investment. Does it pay to run a truck or a fleet on natural gas?

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Shell, TA team up to build nationwide natural gas network

Up to 100 existing TravelCenters of America and Petro Shopping Centers sites will soon be receiving at least two liquified natural gas fueling lanes, per the agreement.

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Work Truck Show wrap-up

Rounding up commercial van market, hybrid truck, solar panel, natural gas powertrain and other news from the NTEA show in Indianapolis, which ended March 8.

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Love’s to buy 50 CNG trucks

Gemini Transport, a Love's sister company hauling fuel for the truck stop chain, will put the Freightliners in service in the Texas Triangle and Oklahoma City areas.

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Truck stops working toward natural gas rollout

Pilot Flying J and TravelCenters of America are taking aggressive action toward implementing liquified natural gas stations across the country, while Love's is concentrating its efforts on compressed natural gas.

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Fast-fill CNG station coming to Savannah

As part of an effort to build several large compressed natural gas fuel centers and convenience stores, energy company Colonial Group announced plans for a "state-of-the-art" natural gas station for I-95 near Savannah, Ga.

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Diesel’s main contenders: Natural gas series, Part 3

Natural gas holds the most promise for heavy-duty applications, but other alternative fuels are finding trucking niches.

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CVOC: Natural gas poised for growth

Interest in natural gas as a heavy-duty truck fuel remains high and the fuel will increase as diesel prices rise, said analysts at the 2012 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference.

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