natural gas

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

The Case for Natural Gas Engines

UPS natural gas tractor UPS is an early adopter of trucks powered by natural gas engines. (UPS Inc.)

I’ve speculated in the past that fleets would tire of natural gas engines, partic­ularly as legislators or regulators began taxing the alternative fuel on the same basis as diesel.

Phil Romba | Contributing Writer
September 21, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Mexican Market No Longer a Sure Thing for US Gas Producers

US Gas Producers Sections of pipeline lie on the ground near an oil drill rig in Texas. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

For years, U.S. producers have counted on Mexico to buy enormous quantities of natural gas from the prolific shale fields in West Texas and elsewhere. The fracking boom has given rise to massive pipeline projects to carry that gas across the border, where energy production has plummeted.

Katherine Blunt | Houston Chronicle
August 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel

Renewable Natural Gas Facilities on the Rise

Compressed natural gas station TT file photo

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas released a new map and project database that shows there are now at least 76 operational RNG facilities in the United States and Canada.

Transport Topics
April 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Natural Gas Vehicles Group Asks Congress for Fuel Tax Credit Extension

NG trucks at a Blu LNG fueling station Trucks fill up with LNG and a Blu fueling station. (R. Derek Smith/Blu)

Daniel Gage, president of National Gas Vehicles for America, asked lawmakers March 14 for a five-year extension of alternative fuel tax credits and the alternative fueling infrastructure credit.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Clean Energy to Fuel Ryder Fleet at Toyota Plant

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Ryder System Inc. awarded a four-year fueling contract to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to supply Ryder’s fleet of liquefied natural gas heavy-duty trucks serving Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s plant in Georgetown, Ky., Toyota’s largest production facility in North America.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Cummins' Tim Proctor on Customizing Power Solutions

Video: Cummins' Tim Proctor, left, talks with TT's Roger Gilroy about meeting the fuel economy needs of customers who are concerned about global warming.

Transport Topics
November 22, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Frito-Lay's Mike O'Connell on PepsiCo's Fuel-Efficiency Strategy

Frito-Lay Senior Director of Supply Chain Mike O'Connell, right, discusses PepsiCo's "Performance With Purpose" strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas impact of its fleet with TT's Roger Gilroy.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

NACFE's Mike Roeth on Diesel Efficiencies

North American Council for Freight Efficiency Executive Director Mike Roeth (right) discusses diesel efficiencies demonstrated during the Run on Less event, and where diesel fits into the future of trucking as a power source, with TT Executive Editor Joe Howard.

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

NGVAmerica's Dan Gage on the Role of Natural Gas

"Natural gas is ready right now, it’s available, and it should be part of that overall equation when any fleet operator or transit company looks to deliver goods," says Dan Gage (right), president of Natural Gas Vehicles for America, talking with TT's Joe Howard. More at (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
November 17, 2017

Opinion: VW Settlement Offers Funds for Purchase of Natural Gas Trucks

The bottom line? If we want cleaner air, we need cleaner trucks.

Daniel J. Gage | President, NGVAmerica
November 16, 2017