Texas Alternative Fuel Fleet Pilot Program

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Sep
02

GATS speakers talk drivers’ role in CSA, inspections and nat gas adoption

Jeff Langloss, federal program manager for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the state of Texas, during his “CSA: Pre- and Post-trip Inpection” seminar at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, drove home the importance of the driver in carriers’ Vehicle Maintenance BASIC scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. He broke down… Continue reading »

Aug
27

Apache Natural Gas Fueling Station in El Campo, Texas

Submitted by Heather Ball, Assistant Director of AFRED: Just seven months ago, Railroad Commissioner David Porter joined State Representatives Jason Isaac and Phil Stephenson, Wharton County Judge Phillip Spenrath and El Campo Mayor Robert Young in celebrating the opening of the United Ag/Apache natural gas fueling station in El Campo.  Area fleets, including the City… Continue reading »

Aug
26

UT study to look at economic potential of Mexican shale

NASA marks South Texas well sites in an aerial photo of Texas at night. (NASA image) The University of Texas at San Antonio has studied the economic potential of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and the Cline Shale in West Texas. Now it’s looking at the Eagle Ford across the border. Thomas Tunstall,… Continue reading »

Aug
25

First-Ever Natural Gas Panel at RRC Oil and Gas Regulatory Conference

Submitted by Heather Ball, Assistant Director Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division of RRC. Caption:  Panelists (l to r) Dr. Ken Morgan, Director, Texas Christian University Energy Institute; Lynn Lyon, Director of Fuel Market Development, Pioneer Natural Resources; RRC Commissioner David Porter; George E. King, Engineering Advisor, Apache Corporation; and State Representative Jason Isaac. On… Continue reading »

Aug
22

Natural Gas Fuel for Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing

Diesel Displacement / Dual Fuel & Bi-Fuel As the reality of America’s natural gas age comes into view, it seems fitting that more of the equipment used to free that gas will also be powered by it. As a cleaner fuel, natural gas offers the promise of reducing emissions, site footprint and cost. Operators and… Continue reading »

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