natural gas

Natural gas: Ready for prime time? Part 1

Industry begins to accept expensive natural gas engines running on cheaper fuel, in spite of power and range tradeoffs.

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Report: Natural gas a critical fuel for U.S. transportation sector

A study of alternative fuel options for on-road transportation has concluded that natural gas is a promising fuel from both an economic and technology perspective.

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Report lists new gas locations

Clean Energy Fuels has released “The Road to Natural Gas,” a listing of trucking companies and other organizations which have signed agreements with Clean Energy to provide natural gas transportation fuel for their vehicles and fleets.

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Kenworth spotlights natural gas efforts

Kenworth will be one of the first truck manufacturers to receive the new Cummins ISX12G 12-liter natural gas engine early next year.

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Company to construct CNG stations nationwide

Trillium CNG and AMP Americas have announced a joint venture focused on building a network of CNG stations across the US.

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LogBook

Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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Peterbilt to offer 12-liter gas engine in 2013

Peterbilt Motors Company announced it will offer the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine starting next year. The engine will be rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds of torque. It features spark ignition technology and a 3-way catalyst and can be configured with an LNG or CNG fuel system. Peterbilt currently offers two natural gas engine platforms for the market. The first engine is the Cummins Westport 8.9 liter ISL G with 320 horsepower at ...

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Does natural gas ‘have legs’ in trucking?

Greg Burns, CEO of PLS Logistics Services in Pittsburgh, set out to find somewhat of an answer to this question by polling 100 fleets about their thoughts on the future of trucking fuel.

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Leaving long-haul: Operators migrate to oil/gas

I talked to a pair of recently former team owner-operators late last week who, like owner-operator Mike Mace, leased to Reed Trucking, have truly rediscovered their old love of trucking -- in this case as company drivers in service operations surrounding new natural gas wells enabled by hydraulic fracturing technology. The strong demand for capacity in oil and gas services is bringing in competition to local markets as large as, you guessed it, Schneider National. The truckload ...

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‘Pilot, drop in 150 gallons ULSD, over’ — On mobile NG filling stations

Ever fantasized about the potential for airborne diesel refuelers to fill the tanks in-transit? Given the widespread reach of truck stops in America, it's probably well unnecessary, but hey, anybody can dream, right? Though efforts are being made -- most notably by the partnership of Clean Energy, Pilot and Navistar, as well as Shell Lubricants' own effort -- to proliferate compressed/liquefied natural gas fueling stations along major highway lanes, the same can't be said of natural gas ...

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