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Sep
05

Anheuser-Busch Converts Houston Trucking Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas Engines

New 66-tractor, heavy-haul fleet will deliver environmental benefits and company savings HOUSTON (September 4, 2014) – Anheuser-Busch today announced it is replacing its 66 diesel tractor fleet in Houston with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered tractors. This marks the beer company’s first conversion of an entire brewery fleet and represents a significant milestone in achieving… Continue reading »

Sep
04

TX House Subcommittee Hears Testimony from Railroad Commission Seismologist on Proposed Rules Related to Disposal Wells in High-Risk Seismic Areas

Following the Texas Railroad Commission’s recent proposal for additional rules related to disposal wells in “high-risk” seismic areas, on Monday, August 25, members of the Texas House Subcommittee on Seismic Activity heard testimony from Dr. Craig Pearson, the seismologist hired by the Railroad Commission to investigate the possible correlation between seismic events and oil and gas activity. Pearson’s… Continue reading »

Sep
03

Senate introduces bill to give nat gas users a weight exemption

The Senate this week introduced its version of a bill to cut natural gas-powered trucks a break, as it would give them an exemption to federal truck weight standards as a means to mitigate the weight of nat gas tanks and to prevent natural gas adopters from being at a competitive disadvantage. The bill (S.2721),… Continue reading »

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 »

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