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DEF and Natural Gas Who Wants It and Who Should Add It

November 1, 2015

DEF and Natural Gas Who Wants It and Who Should Add It

As engine technology advances, so do the fuels used to power the engines. New truck technology first introduced in 2010 required the use of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which requires additional fueling infrastructure in order for operators to offer it at the pump.

NATSO Joins Industry Group in Supporting DGE for Natural Gas

September 25, 2015

NATSO Joins Industry Group in Supporting DGE for Natural Gas

NATSO joined stakeholders representing the natural gas industry, fuel retailing groups and the trucking industry in urging the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) to support the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard for liquefied and compressed natural gas sales and retain the DGE standard as a voting issue on its upcoming fall agenda.

NCWM Rejects Tighter Diesel Dispenser Filter Proposal

July 27, 2015

NCWM Rejects Tighter Diesel Dispenser Filter Proposal

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) held its annual meeting last week in Philadelphia, during which it considered two topics of particular interest to NATSO members: a proposal to tighten diesel dispenser filtration requirements for dispensers with a flow rate of less than 15 gallons per minute, and a proposal to create an official diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) method of sale for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

NATSO Responds to Finance Committee Call for Tax Reform Input

April 16, 2015

NATSO Responds to Finance Committee Call for Tax Reform Input

NATSO filed comments April 15 with the Senate Finance Committee in response to the committee’s call for stakeholder and public input on how best to overhaul the nation’s tax code.

NCWM Votes Down Diesel Dispenser Filter and DGE Proposals

July 21, 2014

NCWM Votes Down Diesel Dispenser Filter and DGE Proposals

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) took up several proposals of importance to truckstops and travel plazas at its annual meeting in Detroit, Mich., including items pertaining to diesel dispenser filter requirements and a proposal to create a diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) method of sale for compressed and liquefied natural gas.

Sapp Bros. Adds Natural Gas

July 1, 2014

Sapp Bros. Adds Natural Gas

Sapp Bros.’ first location opened on June 7, 1971, in Omaha, Neb. Today there are 16 travel centers located in eight states. F rom the beginning, the company has always embraced new ideas and technology that would improve its offerings and better meet its customers’ needs. With this focus in mind, this year they added natural gas to one location in Lincoln, Neb., and are working on installing the second in Columbus, Neb. They are contemplating adding two more this year.

Sapp Bros. Travel Center in Columbus, Nebraska to Add Compressed Natural Gas

June 4, 2014

Sapp Bros. Travel Center in Columbus, Nebraska to Add Compressed Natural Gas

Sapp Bros. Travel Center on East 6th Avenue in Columbus, Nebraska will open a compressed natural gas station (CNG) in the fall of 2014. It will facilitate both large truck and automobile access.

Legislation Would Boost Trucking's Use of Natural Gas

February 28, 2014

Legislation Would Boost Trucking's Use of Natural Gas

Encouraging the use of natural gas by the trucking industry is a growing priority with some lawmakers on Capitol Hill. In recent weeks, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) introduced three separate pieces of legislation aimed at removing barriers for the trucking industry to access and utilize natural gas.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Executives Join Together to Promote Natural Gas Vehicles

August 7, 2013

Transportation and Logistics Industry Executives Join Together to Promote Natural Gas Vehicles

Carriers, shippers and fuel distributors said they are working together to increase the number of natural gas Class 8 vehicles on the road and the number of CNG and LNG fueling locations nationwide. Industry executives made the comments while speaking at a natural gas symposium in Park City, Utah. Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier C.R. England hosted the event.

States Offer Tax Incentives to Encourage Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

April 22, 2013

States Offer Tax Incentives to Encourage Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

Several state legislatures recently offered tax incentives aimed at boosting usage of cars and trucks that run on alternative fuels.

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Trucking

April 10, 2013

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Trucking

Diesel fuel will remain the primary fuel the trucking industry uses for decades to come, according to a two-year study on the future of alternative fuels conducted by the National Petroleum Council. The U.S. Secretary of Energy requested the study, which looked at a range of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline.

Trucking Industry Drives Natural Gas Demand in Transportation

April 1, 2013

Trucking Industry Drives Natural Gas Demand in Transportation

Significant infrastructure costs coupled with low consumer demand has many gasoline retailers hesitant to invest in natural gas.

China To Invest in U.S. Natural Gas Fueling Network

March 18, 2013

China To Invest in U.S. Natural Gas Fueling Network

ENN Group Co Ltd, one of China's largest private companies, is rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

Love’s Travel Stops Announces Addition of Compressed Natural Gas

March 11, 2013

Love’s Travel Stops Announces Addition of Compressed Natural Gas

Love’s Travel Stops announced the addition of fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capability to service Class 8 trucks is underway at eight of its travel stops between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.

U.S. Natural Gas Production to Remain Strong Through 2040

March 4, 2013

U.S. Natural Gas Production to Remain Strong Through 2040

U.S. natural-gas production will accelerate over the next three decades and provide a growing source of moderately priced natural gas through 2040, according to an extensive study performed by the University of Texas that examined 15,000 wells in northern Texas.

U.S. Governors Focus on Increasing Natural Gas Use in 2013

January 14, 2013

U.S. Governors Focus on Increasing Natural Gas Use in 2013

The National Governors Association will make the increased use of natural gas a priority in 2013, said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the vice chair of the group.

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

January 7, 2013

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

The House and Senate passed legislation Tuesday designed to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of tax increases for individuals and cuts to government spending. The legislation overwhelmingly passed the Senate, 89-8, and passed the House 257-167, with 85 Republicans voting in favor of the legislation.

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

January 2, 2013

"Fiscal Cliff" Legislation Includes Biodiesel Tax Credit

The House and Senate passed legislation Tuesday designed to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of tax increases for individuals and cuts to government spending. The legislation overwhelmingly passed the Senate, 89-8, and passed the House 257-167, with 85 Republicans voting in favor of the legislation. The legislation includes extensions of some energy tax credits that are important to NATSO members.

Clean Energy Completes the First Stage of America's Natural Gas Highway

December 10, 2012

Clean Energy Completes the First Stage of America's Natural Gas Highway

Clean Energy announced that it has completed the first stage of America's Natural Gas Highway, a network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fueling stations located throughout the U.S.

Truckstop Executives, Carriers Discuss the Future of Natural Gas

December 3, 2012

Truckstop Executives, Carriers Discuss the Future of Natural Gas

Jimmy Haslam, chairman and CEO of Pilot Flying J, Frank Love, president of operations for Love’s Travel Stops, and Thomas O’Brien, CEO of TravelCenters of America spoke in the session “Infrastructure Hurdles: The Chicken or the Egg.”

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