LNG for NY News

Major Natural Gas Vehicle Legislation Has One More Hurdle

Overwhelmingly bipartisan support among lawmakers resulted in the passage of a new bill that has the potential to make Florida the next epicenter of natural gas vehicle (NGV) activity.

The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Act (H.B.579) contains provisions that would put the taxation of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation fuels on par with diesel and gasoline for the long term, and it creates a five-year tax-free holiday for natural gas fuel....

From Next-Gen Transportation News - originally posted May 02, 2013 | Click here to read more

UPS to Purchase 700 LNG Vehicles (USA)

UPS today announced the accelerated growth of its alternative vehicle fleet with plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. Once completed, the LNG private fleet will be one of the most extensive in the U.S.

LNG will be a viable alternative transportation fuel for UPS in the next decade as a bridge between traditional fossil fuels and emerging renewable alternative fuels and technologies that are not quite ready for broad-based long-term commercial deployment,? said Scott Davis, UPS Chairman and CEO...

From LNG World News - originally posted April 23rd, 2013 | Click here to read more

TravelCenters of America, Shell to Build Natural Gas Refueling Sites

TravelCenters of America LLC (TA), in partnership with Shell Oil Products U.S., is planning a significant deployment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling infrastructure along the nation's interstate highways.

According to the agreement, Shell will build at least two natural gas fueling lanes and the necessary storage capacity at up to 100 TA and Petro Stopping Center locations. These fueling sites, which Shell will fund itself, must be designed to accommodate heavy-duty over-the-road trucks....

From Next-Gen Transportation News - originally posted April 16th, 2013 | Click here to read more

Rethink Liquified Gas Ban

These days, just mention the term "natural gas" and it immediately generates controversy in New York. If New Yorkers don't want the economic benefits of shale gas, that's up to them, but it is a shame not to take advantage of this important natural resource to create upstate jobs and promote cleaner air.

Lost and confused in all the heated debate on drilling for shale gas is that New York is on the cusp of missing the tremendous economic and environmental benefits of using a safe, reliable and inexpensive form of natural gas – liquefied natural gas in transportation...

From the Albany Times Union paper - originally posted April 16, 2013 | Click here to read more

Memorandum of Support

LNG for NY, a non-partisan group dedicated to bringing liquefied natural gas ("LNG") to New York State for use as a transportation fuel, supports S.1119 and A.4202. Presently New York State has a blanket prohibition on using LNG as a transportation fuel, leaving New York as THE ONLY State in the country to prohibit its use as a transportation fuel.

S.1119 and A.4202 amend the environmental conservation law to allow for the transportation and storage of small quantities of LNG in all areas outside of New York City, provided that all activities conform to the safety standards proffered by the National Fire Protection Association. Passage of this bill will bring clean, affordable LNG to New York State and will spur our transportation industry....

Posted on 17 April 2013 | Click here to read more

Announcing the Formation of LNG for NY

Buffalo, NY, April 16, 2013 — LNG for NY, a group dedicated to bringing liquefied natural gas ("LNG") to New York State for use of a transportation fuel, is proud to announce the launch of www.lngforupstate.com

LNGforNY.com will be an informational hub for all things related to lifting the LNG dispensing prohibition in New York State. Visitors can expect to find news stories, information, press releases, and updates regarding our quest to bring LNG to Upstate New York....

Posted on 17 April 2013 | Click here to read more

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