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Three Victories for NATSO Members at NCWM

August 1, 2016

Three Victories for NATSO Members at NCWM

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) held its Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo., during the week of July 25, 2016. NATSO testified at the Conference, which considered several important issues for travel plaza and truckstop operators. On all three topics on which NATSO advocated, the Conference adopted favorable positions during the critical "voting session" on the final day of the Annual Meeting.

Delving Into the Highway Bill: Natural Gas and EV Charging Corridors

December 8, 2015

Delving Into the Highway Bill: Natural Gas and EV Charging Corridors

The five-year, $305 billion highway bill signed into law Dec. 4 by President Obama contained several provisions that stand to affect the right-of-way on federal aid highways. Although the changes are not dramatic, because they could potentially affect the current ban on rest area commercialization, NATSO will play an active role in how they are implemented.

New Study Evaluates GHG Emissions from Natural Gas Light Duty Vehicles

October 9, 2015

New Study Evaluates GHG Emissions from Natural Gas Light Duty Vehicles

A recently published analysis by Carnegie Mellon University, evaluating the potential life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from using natural gas to power light-duty vehicles, demonstrates the “uncertainty and variability” of such assessments. The study contributes to the library of studies conducting life cycle analysis of GHG emissions from using natural gas in the transportation sector through multiple pathways.

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.

Rep. Young Introduces Liquefied Natural Gas Tax Parity Bill

April 13, 2015

Rep. Young Introduces Liquefied Natural Gas Tax Parity Bill

Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced legislation aimed at ensuring that excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and propane are levied at a rate consistent with their energy output relative to diesel and gasoline.

NCWM to Vote on Natural Gas Measurement

March 28, 2014

NCWM to Vote on Natural Gas Measurement

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.

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.

Legislation Introduced to Encourage Natural Gas In Trucking

February 4, 2014

Legislation Introduced to Encourage Natural Gas In Trucking

U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Lee Terry (R-Neb.) introduced three separate pieces of legislation aimed at boosting the use of natural gas by the trucking industry.