Proposed U.S. Federal Fuel Efficiency Rules Suggests NGVs Part of Climate Change Solution

| USA: Washington DC

The recently-released proposed fuel efficiency requirements for light-duty vehicles by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest that natural gas is an important part of the climate change battle. It reflects significant work by Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and other natural gas vehicle (NGV) advocates. Read more »

Raft of Legislation Pushes for NGV Parity in U.S.

| USA: Mount Vernon OH and Blue Bell PA

Ariel at City-of-Columbus CNG West StationIn the U.S., there has been enduring discontent within the natural gas vehicle industry about a legislative environment that delivers inequitable opportunity, often seen to favour newer alternative fuels over natural gas. That position is being addressed by new legislation, introduced by Sen. James Inhofe last week, which directs United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to incentivize natural gas vehicles (NGV). Industry stakeholders such as Ariel Corporation and VNG.co and the national natural gas vehicle association NGVAmerica have added their support by applauding the initiative. House bill (H.R. 6476) has also been introduced as a companion to the Senate bill (S.3226). Read more »

NGVAmerica Calls All US Fleets: Start your Natural Gas Engines with Volkswagen Settlement Funding! 

| USA: Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaNGVAmerica provides all states of the USA support to access funding made available through the United States v. Volkswagen Group of America et al. As of today, 19 states have final plans; 16 additional states have draft plans.  Several states have already opened applications for VW grant programs using the $2.9 billion in available resources. Also, given the upward movement of conventional fuel prices, there is additional inventive to choose natural gas solutions for transportation right now. Read more »

NGV Global: Natural Gas Regulations Update

| International | Source: NGV Global
Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

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 »

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 »