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Encana Commissions Alberta LNG Plant

February 1, 2013 in LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Critical to Seeding Natural Gas Transportation Market’

Encana has commissioned a small liquefied natural gas plant – approximately 4,000 to 5,000 LNG gallons daily – some 34 miles east of Calgary. “The Cavalier LNG facility will play a key role in providing an alternative fuel to diesel for heavy-duty transportation including rail and long-haul trucking,” the company said.
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CN Hauls Freight Using LNG

September 19, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ECI Upfit of Two SD40-2 Locomotives Marks Historic Shift

CN – the Canadian National Railway Company – has made revenue runs between Edmonton and the tar sands town of Fort McMurray with locomotives converted to LNG-diesel dual fuel operation. The Alberta train uses hydraulic direct injection technology from Energy Conversions, Inc. of Tacoma, Wash.
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Vintage Locomotives Save Money with CNG

September 17, 2012 in CNG, HHP, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California’s Napa Valley Wine Train Runs on Natural Gas

The operator of California’s famed Napa Valley Wine Train saves about $600 per day with locomotive 73, which was converted to dual fuel diesel natural gas in 2001 and switched over entirely to CNG in May 2008. A second of four locomotives, number 71, runs on a diesel-compressed natural gas mix.
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