Monthly Archives: March 2013

Interest in CNG Vehicles Grows in East Texas, but Infrastructure Still Issue

The reason a business would commit resources to convert its fleet to run on compressed natural gas is simple. “Saving money,” Art Hughes, chief accounting officer for Buffco Production, said at a compressed natural gas summit in Longview this past week. “We operate two drilling rigs and a number of trucks, and CNG could make… Read more »

Love’s Buying CNG-Powered Tractors

Love’s Travel Stops is buying 50 new Freightliner Cascadia trucks with the Cummins Westport 12-liter compressed natural gas engine for its fleet of fuel haulers, operating under the Gemini Transport brand. Gemini, a sister company to Love’s, has been testing the 12-liter CNG engine in one of its Freightliner fuel trucks since September 2012. Read… Read more »

GM CEO Advocates Government Back Natural Gas Refueling Stations

Daniel Akerson is all too aware of the fact that someone people will never forgive General Motors for the government bailout that kept it in business, but the automaker’s chief executive is once again calling on the government for help. In a meeting with the Chronicle’s editorial board this morning, Akerson said the U.S. needs… Read more »