Mexican City of Morelia Facilitates CNG Conversions

| Mexico, Morelia (Michoacán)

The City of Morelia, the capital of the central Mexican state of Michoacán, is receiving applications from public transport entities interested in participating in a program to convert vehicles from gasoline to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Marco Tulio Campos Vargas, city director of Environment and Sustainability, says the initiative aims to convert 1,400 vehicles between May 2017 and January 2018. Read more »

Alt-Fuel HD Vehicle Purchase Incentives Extended in Québec

As part of its 2030 Energy policy, the Government of Québec has made it a priority to establish the province as a North American leader in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency. The newly released budget for 2017 enhances and extends the financial incentives to encourage the freight transportation sector to turn to vehicles with a low carbon footprint, using the existing Écocamionnage program. Read more »

Texas Bill Filed for Continuation of NGV Incentives

Texas CNG refueling

(Image: GHNGVA)

Legislation has been filed in the U.S. State of Texas to continue natural gas vehicle and station funding under the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP). Senate Bill 26 (SB 26), lodged 18 January, includes the Governmental Alternative Fuel Fleet Grant Program encouraging state fleets with more than 15 vehicles to purchase new alternative fuel vehicles. Read more »

Ontario Trucking Association Facilitates Fleet Transition to Natural Gas

The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has issued a report entitled Natural Gas as an Alternative Fuel for Canadian Truck Fleets: A Roadmap Toward Implementation. The report is intended to assist the Government of Ontario in the design of a heavy truck natural gas program as part of the Canadian province’s drive to reduce carbon emissions from heavy trucks, by proposing a funding model. Read more »

LNG-CNG Station Opens Near Lake Como

Iveco LNG Trucks for Maganetti Group 2016

Maganetti already operates Iveco Stralis LNG Trucks

Italian natural gas truck manufacturer Iveco, Maganetti Group (a collective for logistics and transport companies in the province of Sondrio) and mineral water producers Levissima-Sanpellegrino (Nestlé) have opened a new LNG-CNG station in the Como Lake region of Northern Italy. Servicing the community of Valtellina this is the 6th Liquefied Natural Gas station open for operations in Italy. Read more »

CNG Accelerates in Eastern US

Piedmont's Nashville CNG station has added a third dispenser.

Piedmont’s Nashville CNG station has added a third dispenser.

Piedmont Natural Gas, a gas distributor serving the people of the Carolinas and Tennessee, is excited about the growing demand for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel for transportation, especially from commercial vehicle fleets. The company has highlighted several initiatives that will give more companies greater access to the cleaner, lower-cost fuel option, including several new CNG filling stations. Read more »

Trinidad Incentivises CNG for School Buses

Trinidad MoU signed: CNG for school buses

Presidents of NGC CNG, Curtis Mohammed (L) and PSTATT, George La’Vende sign the MOU

NGC CNG company, a subsidiary of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, is offering a fuel-based incentive to owners of school buses to switch to compressed natural gas (CNG). A Memorandum of Understanding between Private School Transport Association of Trinidad & Tobago (PSTATT), representing owners of school transport omnibuses, and NGC CNG was signed last week, effective through to December 31, 2018 or earlier if the offering is fully subscribed. Read more »

NGVAmerica Applauds Congress for Cleaner Trucks Proposal

Legislation that provides natural gas and other alternative fueled vehicles with a partial exclusion from the Federal Excise Tax (FET) imposed on heavy-duty trucks has been introduced in the United States. H.R. 6111 — To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a partial exclusion from the excise tax imposed on heavy trucks sold at retail for alternative fuel trucks — short-titled ‘Natural Gas Truck Tax Parity Act of 2016″, has been applauded by NGVAmerica. Read more »

First OEM CNG Maxi Taxis for Trinidad

Trinidad CNG Maxi-taxisThe first two Compressed Natural Gas-powered Maxi Taxis have been handed over in Trinidad and Tobago as part of the country’s drive for improved air quality and lower-cost fuel. The owners each took possession of a Joylong A6 18-Seater Bi-Fuel (Petrol/CNG) Maxi Taxi after handing in their old vehicles and witnessing their reduction to scrap metal. Read more »

Freightliner M2 CNG Comes to Trinidad & Tobago

Freightliner M2 112 CNG at launch Earlier this year, NGC CNG Company Limited (NGC CNG), a subsidiary of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, invited companies in the heavy duty and extra heavy duty sector to respond to an Expression of Interest for funding of their conversion to Compressed Natural Gas. With the launch last week of the CNG Freightliner truck now available in the country, the company is confident it has made the switch over to CNG much more appealing. Read more »