NGV Global: Natural Gas Regulations Update

| International | Source: NGV Global
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Globally, natural gas mobility is an evolving industry that continues to thrive, expand and consolidate despite market challenges. Natural gas vehicles (NGV) operate in more than 80 countries and natural gas propulsion is taking vessels along inland waterways and across oceans. Regulations and standards are a vital component of this industry.

Such is the context in which several documents were tabled at the UNECE Group of Experts on General Safety (GRSG) meeting on 10-13 April 2018 in Geneva. NGV Global was in attendance to ensure the best interests of the worldwide natural gas for transportation industry were kept to the fore. Discussed were proposed changes to UNECE R.110 (CNG/LNG Vehicles) including CNG cylinder inspections, and expansion to applications for on-board vehicle appliances. Read more »

US FHWA Clarifies Weight Allowance for Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Washington DC

Agility-Hexagon back-of-cab CNG_ fuel systemThe U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Memorandum in Q&A format to publish revised guidance notes on weight provision for natural gas powered trucks. The Memo’s subject is Information: Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Truck Size and Weight Provisions and it was updated April 6th. Read more »

NGVAmerica Submits Comments to U.S. EPA, CARB re GHG Standards

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaLast week, NGVAmerica submitted comments in response to the U.S. EPA’s request for information concerning its review of the 2022 – 2025 greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles. The agency is currently revisiting a decision by the Obama Administration under the Mid-term Review. Read more »

NGVAmerica Appoints Daniel Gage as President

| USA, Washington DC

Daniel GageNatural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) has today named Daniel Gage as its new president. Gage comes to NGVAmerica from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers where he served as Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs since 2011. He succeeds Matthew Godlewski, who recently joined Ford Motor Company.  Read more »

Two NGV Milestones for Waste Management

| USA, Oklahoma City OK

Waste Management time-fill facilityTwo significant natural gas vehicle (NGV) milestones have been reached by Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. The company has opened its 100th natural gas fueling station at a ceremony in Oklahoma City, attended by industry representatives and local and state officials. And it now has 6,000 natural gas trucks in operation. Read more »

NGVAmerica Advocates for NGVs at NREL Research Workshop

| USA, Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica and industry advocates participated at the Natural Gas Vehicle Research Workshop that recently took place at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. There were approximately fifty people in attendance from across the NGV industry and national laboratories. Read more »

Road Rally Across America Shines Spotlight on NGVs

| USA, Long Beach CA

Sea-to-Sea Rally 2017The natural gas vehicle (NGV) road rally across the U.S. is underway. Commencing June 5 from Long Beach, California and concluding in Washington, DC on Friday, June 16th, the 18-stop 4,825-mile event, called ‘Road Rally Across America,’ was kicked off by representatives from the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC). Read more »

Leadership Changes for NGVAmerica

| USA, Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica is pleased to announce that Mitchell Pratt, Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors.  Mr. Pratt succeeds Gordon Exel of Westport Fuel Systems. The U.S. NGV trade association also informs of the departure of its President, Matthew (Matt) Godlewski and his interim successor, Dr. Kathryn Clay, Vice President for Policy at the American Gas Association (AGA). Read more »

Matheson Trucking Recognised for Fleet Accomplishment

| USA, Sacramento CA

Matheson Trucking Company goes CNGU.S. freight hauler Matheson Trucking, Inc., based in Sacramento, California is the recipient of a Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) achievement award for its ongoing fuel transition program involving both compressed (CNG) and liquefied (LNG) natural gas conversions of 37 truck tractors in the Matheson Postal Services Division fleet. Read more »