California’s NGV Coalition to Ramp Up Regulatory Engagement for 2018

| USA, Sacramento CA

NGV truckThe California Natural Gas Vehicles Coalition (CNGVC)’s board of directors has set a course for 2018 that prioritizes intensive engagement with California’s regulatory process and includes sponsoring near-zero-emission vehicle legislation. Objectives are to extend NGV incentive funding, improve existing programs, and protect and encourage investments in natural gas fuel technologies.  Read more »

Waste Management Plans South Carolina Facility with CNG-Powered Fleet

| USA, Hardeeville SC

WM natural gas powered truckU.S. company Waste Management is expanding its operations by constructing a new, cutting-edge facility utilizing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) at RiverPort Business Park in Hardeeville, South Carolina. The company will create 53 new jobs and invest USD 23 million at the new 25,000-square-foot facility, which will be located on Hwy 17, just off I-95 at Exit 5 in Jasper County. Read more »

Italgas Switching 2,500 Vehicles to Natural Gas

| Italy, Turin

Italgas fleet conversion commencesItalgas, the leading gas operator in Italy and third in Europe, in December commenced the conversion of its entire fleet to methane-powered vehicles from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The first new cars were delivered to Turin, and thereafter to Rome and Naples, two of the main cities in which the Italgas Group operates. The company has set upon what is calls a virtuous path toward limiting transport-related harmful emissions.

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U.S. State of Ohio Opens Way for Alt-Fuel Conversion Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate - CNG RefuelingIn the U.S. State of Ohio, a legislative committee voted recently to approve rules regarding the Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Grant (AFVC) program. This grant will help reduce up-front costs of vehicles powered by natural gas. The AFVC grant will reimburse business owners for a portion of the cost of replacing or converting a vehicle to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or propane autogas (LPG). Read more »

NGV Numbers Climb in Peru

| Peru, Lima

Conversion to CNG in PeruAccording to the latest statistics made available by Infogas, Peru’s data website under the control of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Production and Transportation and Communications, the number of natural gas vehicle conversions in the country has reached 0.25 million at the end of November 2017. There are also 305 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations, up from 284 at the end of 2016. Read more »

Waste Management Exemplifies Energy Sustainability in U.S.

| USA, Houston TX

WM Sustainability Report Cover 2017Waste Management, Inc. (WM), based in Houston, Texas, the leading provider of comprehensive waste management and environmental services in North America, has published its 2017 Sustainability Report Update. The company reports that as at Q3 2017 it was the owner/operator of 6,142 natural gas vehicles and 104 natural gas fuelling stations. 28 of these stations are open to the public. Read more »

New Flyer CNG Buses for Arlington Transit and Whistler Transit

| USA, St. Cloud MN
BC Transit Whistler New Flyer CNG launch

BC Transit CNG bus launch in Whistler

North American transit bus and motor coach manufacturer New Flyer Inc. has announced a new order for its U.S. subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc., for 13 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The buses will be supplied to Arlington Transit (ART), a new purchase based on a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) contract. They will be the first New Flyer CNG buses for ART. Read more »

Seville Public Transport Fleet Passes 50% CNG with New Acquisitions

| Spain, Seville

MAN NL 313 GNC Carroceria CastrosuaIn the Spanish city of Seville, the Municipal Corporation’s urban transportation division (TUSSAM) has acquired a total of 15 new 12-meter buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), which will provide immediate service. The buses, featuring MAN NL 313 chassis and bodywork by Castrosua, are Euro VI compliant and cost EUR 4 million (USD 4.75m). Read more »

Argentine NGV Association (CAGNC) Elects New Board

| Argentina, Buenos Aires

CAGNC_logo 2017Last Monday December 18th, the Cámara Argentina del GNC (CAGNC), Argentina’s affilliate NGV Association, elected its new Board. Officers have a two year term. After serving for two consecutive periods, the CAGNC thanked Dr. Julio Fracchia for his dedication and service to the Association. He remains as immediate Past President. CAGNC welcomes Lic. Carlos Grisolia as the incoming President. Read more »