Arch Coal’s Black Thunder Mine, located in Wright, Wyoming, has ordered 10 EVO-MT 9300 LNG Conversion Systems for installation on Komatsu 930E haul trucks. The order, placed with GFS Corp., follows adoption of GFS LNG systems in 2014 and is part of Arch Coal’s ongoing program to assess the benefits of using liquid natural gas (LNG) in their mining operations. The EVO-MT® Systems will be configured for use with either Cummins or MTU engines. Read more »
Finnish tractor manufacturer Valtra, Inc., has been awarded the silver medal at the Agrosalon exhibition in Moscow in early October, for its N103.4 HiTech Dual Fuel tractor. The jury praised especially the low operating costs of the dual-fuel tractor, which can run on diesel and either biogas or natural gas. If gas is unavailable, the tractor can run normally on diesel alone. Read more »
Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. say they have agreed to develop, construct, own and operate Louisiana’s first natural gas liquefaction and fueling facility along the New Orleans-Baton Rouge Mississippi River corridor with access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Located in the Port of Greater Baton Rouge area near major highway traffic thoroughfares and high-horsepower industries, Tenaska Bayou LNG will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as alternative clean-burning fuels for the high-horsepower marine, transportation, and natural gas and oil exploration and production industries in the region. Read more »
U.S. coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR), is to have a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant constructed on property adjacent to Alpha Coal West Inc.’s Eagle Butte Mine, near Gillette, Wyoming, by Plum Energy LLC. The facility will supply LNG to Alpha Coal West’s mine haul vehicles, producing cost efficiencies and fuel savings for its mining operations. Read more »
Shell Canada and Caterpillar have signed an agreement to test a new engine and fuel mix using liquefied natural gas (LNG) that could reduce operating costs and lead to reduced emissions from oil sands mining in northern Alberta. Through this agreement, Caterpillar will test the design at Shell’s oil sands operations located near Fort McMurray. Read more »
GFS Corp, provider of natural gas conversions for high horsepower diesel vehicles, has unveiled two additions to its NG+D™ brand of natural gas plus diesel conversion systems at the High Horse Power Summit in Chicago, Illinois. The new product models are the EVO-MT 8300 for the Komatsu 830 model haul truck and the EVO-MT 9300 for the Komatsu 930 model haul truck.
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The international Silk Way Rally (July 5-13) is over with a top-ten finish for a natural gas-fueled KAMAZ truck. The KAMAZ 4911 completed all seven stages of the race in less than 42 hours, just 5.5 hours behind the leader. Most of the 2,700 kilometer route ran off-road, through sands and steppes. Summing up the results of the race, the team finished eighth in the overall ranking of 22 trucks that completed the rally. Read more »