Texas Alternative Fuel Fleet Pilot Program


Texas trucking fleet sets new standard in fuel efficiency

West Texas and New Mexico are continuing to make advances in fuel efficiency by outfitting their entire fleet of 1,200 semi-tractors with new aerodynamic technologies produced by FlowBelow Aero, an entrepreneurial company based in Austin, Texas.

Since its founding in 1981, MVT has built a reputation in the trucking industry for operating the most fuel efficient fleet in the nation. MVT’s purchase of 1,200 FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits is expected to further reduce the fleet’s fuel consumption by over 300,000 gallons of diesel per year while providing savings to the company in excess of $1 million per year. As an additional benefit, the use of this technology will substantially improve air quality by reducing the emissions from MVT’s 1,200 trucks.

Read the full article here:  FlowBelow Aero .


Texas Natural Gas Summit

Our 2014 Texas Natural Gas Summit was a great success.

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New Study Points to Major Marine and Rail Opportunities with Greater Use of LNG

Thousands of miles of rail, inland waterways and coastal routes crisscross America moving products, energy and people. A new study out today confirms that thanks to its cleaner profile and low cost, greater use of natural gas as a marine and rail fuel is becoming a welcome reality.

The study, performed by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) and commissioned by ANGA, sought to identify locations across three key areas- the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River and its tributaries – with the best potential for demand growth to support liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure investment.

What GNA found was truly impressive: With continued coordination between end-users, suppliers, and stakeholders, potential U.S. LNG demand from high horsepower users—in just these three regions—could reach one billion gallons annually by 2029, approximately seven times all current domestic LNG use for transportation.

Read the full article here: Marine and Rail LNG .


2014 Natural Gas & Technology Conference

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Demo Program Gives Fleets a Trial Run of NGVs

Westport is giving fleets the opportunity to try out light-duty natural gas vehicles through its new “Drive Now with CNG” program – an initiative designed to serve as a small-scale trial run of the company’s Westport WiNG Power System.

Fleet operators can work with Westport, at no cost, to test a CNG-powered Ford Transit van in regular service for up to three weeks. The vehicle pairs Ford’s 3.7-liter V6 engine with a dedicated CNG Westport WiNG system and either 20 GGE or 23 GGE of on-board storage.

“Westport’s new Transit van demo program will enable companies to see first-hand the benefits of CNG for their business,” says Paul Shaffer, vice president of Westport’s Dallas operations.

Read the full article here:  Westport .

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