Texas Alternative Fuel Fleet Pilot Program


Surging Oil and Natural Gas Production Bettering U.S. Economy

Observer-Reporter: For nearly an hour, Stephen Moore expended a lot of energy speaking about energy and the economy – and their inextricable link.

“You cannot understand economics unless you understand energy,” he said in his opening. “The industry is carrying the rest of the U.S. on its shoulders. Without the energy boom going on, there would be no economic recovery at all.”

Moore is a chief economist for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative research think tank from Washington, D.C. And his thoughts made an audience in the hundreds think Tuesday morning, as Shale Insight 2014 kicked off its two-day conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

This is the fourth annual Insight, and first conducted outside Philadelphia. It is organized by North Fayette Township-based Marcellus Shale Coalition, which supports oil and gas exploration companies and their supply chain partners in Marcellus Shale, the world’s largest natural gas deposit.

Read the full article here:  Shale Insight .


Eagle Ford booms to the tune of $87 billion

The Eagle Ford Shale oil field had an $87 billion impact across South Texas last year and supported nearly 155,000 jobs, according to the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The university’s latest report on the oil boom, released this morning, shows that South Texas’ traditional ranching, farming and hunting economy is increasingly eclipsed by the region’s sudden reinvention as an oil field.

The study calculated the direct economic impacts of oil and gas exploration, as well as the so-called indirect and “induced” economic activity created from things such as service companies building warehouses or workers spending their paychecks.

The report found: Eagle Ford .


Is Natural Gas the Right Fit for Your Fleet?

With U.S. natural gas production soaring, an increasing number of fleets are considering natural gas as a vehicle fuel. Proponents say natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are good for our economy, environment, national security, and a company’s bottom line. Fleet managers have never before had so many natural gas products and services available, spurred by unprecedented industry investment and government incentives.

But, exactly what is this up-and-coming vehicle fuel, where does it come from, and is it a good choice for a fleet?

Domestically Produced Fuel

Natural gas is a domestically produced gaseous fossil fuel, readily available through a nationwide network of pipelines and delivered by local utilities. Most probably know natural gas as a fuel used in homes for heating and cooking. This clean-burning alternative fuel can also be used in vehicles as either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG), although the latter is used exclusively in heavy-duty trucks and buses. Both forms are cleaner, safer, and less expensive than petroleum-based fuels, making natural gas an increasingly appealing alternative to gasoline and diesel.

Read the full article here: Natural Gas .


Love’s Fort Worth Grand Opening of Fast-Fill CNG Fueling Station


Ford Selects Nat G CNG Solutions as newest qualified vehicle modifier

Nat G CNG Solutions, a Houston-based company specializing in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle upgrades, has been selected as a Ford Motor Company Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM). Ford instituted the QVM Program to improve quality assurance for Ford vehicle modifications, including natural gas vehicle upgrades.

Most of the Ford vehicles available for modification by Nat G come in a bi-fuel option that will seamlessly switch between natural gas and gasoline for added convenience when the driver is not near a natural gas fueling station.

Read the full article here: Nat G .

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