Texas Alternative Fuel Fleet Pilot Program

Jul
23

Daniel Yergin: US Oil Output Helping Avert Crisis

Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winning author and Vice Chairman of global consulting firm IHS spoke at the 2014 EIA Conference in Washington D.C. on Monday. EIA, the U.S. Energy Information Association is the statistics arm of the federal Department of Energy and the conference featured leading figures from industry, academia and government.

Yergin stated emphatically that if not for the recent domestic boom in tight oil production the U.S. would be in trouble. “I’m convinced – were it not for what’s happened these last few years –  we’d be looking at an oil crisis,” he said. “We’d have panic in the public. We’d have angry motorists. We’d have inflamed congressional hearings and we’d have the U.S. economy falling back into a recession.”

Read the full article here:  2014 EIA Conference .

Jul
22

State of Alternative Fuels in Fleet Industry

Whether you have a fleet of 500 vehicles or five, reports, research, and the touted results from utilizing alternative-fueled vehicles has probably made its way onto a fleet manager’s radar in some form or another. Here is an overview of the current state of alternative fuels and their status in the fleet industry:

Read the full article here:  Alternative Fuel .

Jul
21

Energy Quote of the Day: ‘There’s Been a Monopoly on the Fuel System in this Country’

A new documentary called Pump seeking to promote alternative fuels in the US takes aim at the existing downstream oil products complex and suggests change is afoot. The movie is due out in September and today Submarine Deluxe, in association with Fuel Freedom Foundation and iDeal Film Partners released the trailer that can be viewed below this post.

Utilizing natural gas as a transportation fuel is a large component of Fuel Freedom’s agenda. The recent surge in US natural gas production and the commodity’s current price discount to oil and oil products like gasoline and diesel has made natural gas vehicles a popular concept in recent years. Indeed, NGVs are making headway as fueling infrastructure expands and companies that operate fleet vehicles begin making the switch to natural gas.

One of the voice overs in the Pump trailer says, “The oil companies invented the pump, they control it, there is no competition.” The statement appears to suggest something nefarious is going on and it will be interesting to see the evidence presented in the film to support the allegation that oil companies are keeping alternative fuels out of the market place.

Read the full article here:  PUMP .

Jul
18

FIRST COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) STATION OPENS IN WACO, TEXAS

CHICAGO, JULY 16, 2014 – amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, today announced the opening of the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Waco. Located at 1606 Exchange Parkway, the station will service Class-8 trucks and any CNG vehicle as it becomes the first of seven public fueling stations to open as part of a previously announced agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel fleets to CNG-powered trucks.

The amp Trillium station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and features Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier. The station features three dispensers and allows for three Class-8 trucks to fuel simultaneously. The station’s location provides easy access for heavy-duty fleets running the I-35 corridor that spans Texas from north to south and connects many major cities including Austin, Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio and Waco.

“We’re excited to be opening the first-ever CNG station in Waco, right off I-35 between Dallas and Austin,” said Steve Josephs, P.E., Director of Engineering and Co-Founder of ampCNG. “This station and our developing network of ultra fast-fill CNG stations will enable fleets on routes across Texas to realize the benefits of switching from diesel to CNG.”

“We are proud to be working with ampCNG, our joint venture partner, who understands the importance of making CNG available in the Texas market,” said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG. “Fleet operators know that we stake our reputation on delivering a great fueling experience for our customers – fast, safe and reliable.

Under the amp Trillium joint venture, seven additional stations (Amarillo, Harrold, Rosenberg, Sweetwater, Weatherford, Kerrville and Midland) are currently in development and set to open within the next six months.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held later this summer to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s first CNG fueling station. Officials from the city of Waco and the state of Texas along with representatives from the joint venture are expected to attend the ceremony.

CNG is domestic, abundant and about 40% less expensive than diesel. It reduces dependence on foreign oil and has significant environmental benefits. Because it is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, CNG cars and trucks require less vehicle maintenance and enjoy a longer engine life. Given these benefits, the long-term savings far outweigh the incremental costs associated with converting to CNG.

ABOUT amp Trillium, LLC

amp Trillium is a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG formed in 2012 to build a network of CNG stations across the U.S. to serve the commercial trucking industry.

ABOUT ampCNG

ampCNG, a Chicago-based energy company focused on displacing liquid fuels with CNG, builds and owns CNG fueling stations for long-haul truck fleets and finances leases for CNG trucks.  The company operates the largest US renewable natural-gas plant that produces fuel from cow manure. ampCNG is a member of the Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets Partnership tasked to reduce the nation’s dependency on imported oil. For more information, call (312) 300-6700 or visit http://www.ampcng.com.

ABOUT TRILLIUM CNG

Trillium CNG is a leading provider of CNG to fleets, and also offers complete facility design, construction, operation and maintenance services. Our focus is on fueling heavy-duty fleets that require high-performance solutions. For more information, visit www.TrilliumCNG.com. Trillium CNG is a business unit of Integrys Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: TEG). Follow Trillium CNG on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

VineSprout PR for ampCNG                                             Trillium CNG

Ben Pavlovic                                                                                                 Scott Magnus, Director, Marketing

312-961-3919                                                                                                419-517-9972

ben@vinesprout.com smmagnus@trilliumcng.com

Jul
17

American Energy, America’s Communities

Hydraulic fracturing is a proven, safe technique that has been used since 1949 in over one million wells right here in the U.S. As a result, America is now the number one producer of natural gas in the world, and by 2015, it is expected that we will take the top spot in crude oil production. Of course, with this success, come both benefits and challenges.

The benefits are clear: a lower trade deficit, millions of new jobs, higher government revenue, and a level of energy security that is changing the global landscape. A study by IHS estimated that, for the average U.S. household, the increase in disposable income resulting from energy developed with hydraulic fracturing totaled $1,200 in 2012 – a sum expected to grow to $3,500 in 2025.

Read full article here:  Fracturing .

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