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Heavier NGVs: the Devil’s in the Details

January 11, 2016 in CNG, Legislation, LNG, NGVs, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Natural Gas Trucks: 84,550 Pounds Total?

Special to Fleets & Fuels by Tom Guay in Washington

NGVAmerica and other backers of natural gas as a heavy truck fuel are watching to see how the Federal Highway Administration will enforce the new 2,000-pound exemption for Class 8 natural gas trucks authorized in by FAST, the new Fixing America’s Surface Transportation law.

50¢ NGV Fuel Tax Credit Is Reinstated

December 21, 2015 in CNG, Legislation, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

50¢ Per Gallon and Fueling Infrastructure Credits
Are Extended and Made Retroactive to Cover 2015

NGVAmerica and member companies expressed great satisfaction late last week as the U.S. Congress voted to reinstate key tax provisions for natural gas for transportation that had been allowed to expire at the end of last year.

NGVAmerica Praises Congress for FAST

December 4, 2015 in CNG, Legislation, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Surface Transportation Law Allows Heavier Natural Gas Trucks

Trucks fueled by compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas may now be 2,000 pounds heavier than diesels, making up for some of the loss of payload suffered by the clean fuel vehicles. Passage of the five-year Fixing America’s Surface Transportation law will help advance natural gas as a transportation fuel, says NGVAmerica.

ATA & NGVAmerica Urge Tax Break

December 1, 2015 in Legislation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

They Are Among the Organizations Seeking Restoration
Of Credit For Three Years, Counting the One About to End

Organizations including the American Trucking Associations and NGVAmerica have asked key members of Congress to reinstate incentives including the 50¢ per gallon tax credit for compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas that was allowed to expire at the end of 2014.

Fleets Tapping into LCFS Credits Trading

November 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, DME, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, Legislation, LNG, money available, NGVs, Propane, Regulations, Renewable Diesel, Synthetic gasoline by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

California’s AB 32 Law Has Been Generating LCFS Credits,
Fleets & Fuel Suppliers Are Learning How to Take 

Fleets and alternative fuel suppliers are tapping into credit trading and funding programs that come from California’s AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard and cap-and-trade program are offering incentives for adopting renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, advanced biofuels, and clean vehicles. This fall, California Air Resources Board voted to readopt LCFS, and several states and Canadian provinces are considering adopting similar programs.

LNG Excise Tax Fix Is Signed into Law

July 31, 2015 in Legislation, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Common-Sense Change Will Mean Even Greater Savings’ on Fuel,
Measure Enacted as Part of Broad Federal Highway Spending Bill

The U.S. Congress has passed legislation requiring that liquefied natural gas be taxed on a diesel gallon equivalent basis, putting it on an equal footing, energy-wise, with diesel.

The item was initially posted on July 30

Georgia’s EV Tax Credit Threatened

March 31, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Legislation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

State May Also Impose a Fee on Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The Georgia legislature has approved a bill that would eliminate the state’s $5,000 tax credit on alterative vehicles. The legislation would impose road use fees of $200 on consumers and $300 on business for alterative fuel vehicles operated in the state (up from $70 today), the Atlanta Electric Vehicle Development Coalition reports.

NGVAmerica Maintains Optimism

March 30, 2015 in CNG, Legislation, LNG, NGVs, Publications by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Healthy Overall NGV Marketplace Given the Headwinds of Low Oil Prices’
As New Legislation Spurs Optimism for 2015, Especially for Heavy Duty NGVs

U.S. natural gas vehicles production as a whole was down 6.5% last year, but the fall-off was limited to light duty vehicles – medium and heavy duty NGVs saw significant growth, NGVAmerica reports. Separately, the association applauded the introduction of legislation that would make liquefied natural gas-fueled vehicles even more competitive.

LNG ‘Level Playing Field’ Bill Introduced

February 6, 2015 in Legislation, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Would Fix Current Tax Disparity, NGVAmerica Is ‘Encouraged’

Two U.S. senators are backing legislation to tax diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas by energy content rather than volume, ending the current tax code disparity they say puts LNG at a market disadvantage.

Congress Acts on NGV/Alt Fuels Bills

December 16, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Legislation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bills Passed That Boost Bi-Fuels, Reinstate Tax Credits for 2014

The U.S. Congress has lurched into action on bills boosting natural gas vehicles and associated fueling infrastructure, including an important measure that lowers the CAFE credits threshold for bi-fuel vehicles, making more of them eligible for tax credits. Another bill extends the tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013 through the end of this year.

Congress Looks at Natural Gas Vehicles

December 9, 2014 in Biomethane, CNG, Legislation, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

House Votes to Restore Expired Incentives for This Year But Not Next
As Senate Subcommittee Takes Testimony from GNA and Industry Experts
Who Raise the Key Issue of Excise Tax Equitability for LNG as a Truck Fuel

The U.S. Congress has seen action on natural gas vehicles, with the House of Representatives voting to restore important incentives for NGVs that expired at the end of 2013. Separately, a Senate Finance subcommittee took testimony from industry experts, including Rich Kassel, senior VP with Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, at a hearing titled Natural Gas Vehicles: Fueling American Jobs, Enhancing Energy Security, and Achieving Emissions Benefits.

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