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Clean Energy Fuels Redeem RNG for UPS

May 5, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three California Stations to Provide About 1.5 Million Gallons per Year

UPS said at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas today that it’s agreed with Clean Energy Fuels to purchase Redeem brand renewable natural gas, and that UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles are to begin pumping the landfill-derived RNG this month.
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TruStar for UPS 1,400 & Indiana’s CityBus

April 13, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

15 Stations in 11 States to Support 2,000 UPS Vehicles:
Ariel Compressor Units for All, Packaged by ANGI Energy

TruStar Energy is trumpeting its role in fueling existing and additional compressed natural gas vehicles operated by UPS. A total of 15 new compressed natural gas stations in 11 states will fuel more than 2,000 NGVs operated by UPS once the freight and package delivery firm’s 1,400 new vehicle are deployed. updated April 14
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Agility Facilitates 1,600 NGVs for UPS

April 1, 2015 in CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Tanks with Hexagon Lincoln for the Huge New CNG Order,
As Agility Supplied the LNG Systems for Earlier UPS Trucks Too

Agility Fuel Systems released details today about the role it’s played in supporting UPS’s drive to be one of leading practitioners of alternative fuel transportation in the U.S.
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1,400 CNG Trucks for UPS, 15 CNG Stations

April 1, 2015 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Brown Ups the NGV Ante with Monster Order for Trucks, Infrastructure:
Business for TruStar, Kenworth, FCCC, Agility, Quantum, Landi Renzo, GAS

UPS disclosed plans today to build 15 fueling stations to support its purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new compressed natural gas vehicles over the next year – “a nearly 30% increase to UPS’s current industry-leading alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide.” updated April 2
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Luxfer CNG Tanks for GAS Truck Upfits

March 3, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

G-Stor Pro Type IIIs for Some 200 Vehicles in 2014, More to Come

Luxfer is promoting use of its G-Stor Pro brand Type III compressed natural gas fuel cylinders by Green Alternative Systems in Elkhart, Ind. GAS is using the Luxfer tanks to convert a fleet of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp trucks to CNG operation.
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UPS Getting 18 Amp All-Battery Trucks

December 15, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

H-GAC and CTE Backing Deployment in Houston-Galveston-Brazoria,
HGAC Notes That It’s Seeking Project Partners for ‘At Least’ Another 12

UPS will deploy 18 fully battery electric delivery vehicles from Ohio’s Amp Trucks in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria of Texas, the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Center for Transportation and the Environment reported this morning.
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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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UPS Memphis Work Includes LNG Fueling

July 1, 2014 in Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Distribution Facility Upgrades Include an LNG Fueling Station

UPS is talking up a major expansion of its package distribution facility adjacent to Tennessee’s Memphis International Airport, noting that the site has recently seen installation of a liquefied natural gas fueling station as well.
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CleanFuel USA Propane for UPS

March 5, 2014 in Propane, WorkTruck2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CleanFuel USA to Provide LPI Liquid Propane Injection System
And Says It Will Provide Fueling for Some of 50 Planned Locations,
UPS’ $70 Million Investment Focuses on Rural Routes, LA and OK First

CleanFuel USA announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this morning that UPS will be using its Liquid Propane Injection system in its planned purchase of 1,000 propane autogas package delivery trucks. CleanFuel USA will also provide “multiple” fueling stations out of 50 planned across the U.S.
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UPS Plans for 900-Plus LNG Trucks

January 27, 2014 in LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Several Suppliers and Transporters Are Supporting Brown,
Jacksonville, Chicago, Indianapolis Getting the Most Trucks

LNG-fueled Kenworth T800 in UPS brown.

LNG-fueled Kenworth T800 in UPS brown.

UPS plans to have deployed between 900 and 1,000 liquefied natural gas-fueled tractors at more than a dozen locations by August, with Jacksonville, CACH (the firm’s Chicago Area Consolidated Hub) and Tennessee each getting more than 100, according to a company deployment plan. Texas will have 80 LNG trucks, mostly in Houston, by the end of this first quarter.

Several fuel suppliers and at least one LNG transport specialist are now talking up their roles.

So Far It’s Kenworth and Mack

As of October, UPS had deployed 114 LNG trucks (as well as 895 compressed natural gas vehicles), VP Scott Lavery said at the World LNG conference in Houston last week.

“The current order is with Kenworth and Mack,” Lavery says of the 2014 plans. Other suppliers may yet participate, but “At this point it’s a Kenworth and Mack show,” he told F&F.

Also in October, UPS expanded on a major LNG commitment disclosed earlier at ACT Expo 2013 in Washington, D.C., outlining plans for an investment of some $50 million to build nine more LNG fueling stations for a total of 13, all to be operational by the end of 2014, supporting the operation of approximately 1,000 trucks (F&F, October 14).

GP Strategies for UPS Fueling Facilites

GP Strategies is building the 13 LNG fueling stations, which come in addition to a long-standing UPS facility for LNG fueling in Ontario, Calif., east of Los Angeles.

Mack Trucks unveiled its LNG-fueled Pinnacle axle back tractor in UPS livery at MATS 2013 in Kentucky last year.

Mack Trucks unveiled its LNG-fueled Pinnacle axle back tractor in UPS livery at MATS 2013 in Kentucky last year.

AGL Resources’ Pivotal LNG will supply LNG for two UPS stations in Tennessee and for one Jacksonville – where Clean Energy Fuels has just opened a public station, naming UPS as a customer. Jacksonville is getting the most LNG trucks of all the UPS locations: 128 tractors. Nashville and Knoxville already have 66 and 56, respectively, according to the deployment plan as revealed by Lavery.

Indianapolis-based Kinetrex Energy said in October that it is modifying two existing utility peak shaver plants, at a cost of some $14 million, to produce natural gas for five LNG fueling stations at UPS distribution hubs in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri. The UPS plan indicates that Indianapolis will have 73 LNG trucks by mid-year.

Wyomissing, Pa.-based UGI Energy Services said this month that it’s expanding its LNG production facility in eastern Pennsylvania in part to supply UPS trucks. There are to be 49 based in Harrisburg by the end of October.

An LNG-LNG rig operated by the Kenan Advantahe Group

An LNG-LNG rig operated by the Kenan Advantahe Group

Jack B. Kelley

Ohio’s Kenan Advantage Group said this month that its Merchant Gas Group has completed a transportation agreement with UPS to deliver LNG to 11 of the 13 new fueling hubs. Kenan-Merchant Gas subsidiaries include the pioneering LNG trucker Jack B. Kelley and Cryogenic Transportation.

“We are currently fueling the first two UPS LNG hubs in Knoxville and Nashville,” Jack B. Kelley president Mark Davis says in a Kenan release. “Our operations will include nine additional hubs in Texas and the Midwest.”

“With our combined fleet of over 500 power units and 400 cryogenic trailers (including 35 LNG) we are well poised to successfully manage this growing and exciting business with UPS,” David said. “Our North American footprint also allows us to grow into just about any region required by this valued customer.”

In addition to its NGVs, UPS has 102 all-electric vehicles, 380 hybrid electrics, 41 hydraulic hybrids, and 18 propane vehicles in the U.S., Lavery said in Houston.


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Clean Energy LNG Said a Florida First

January 20, 2014 in CNG, Companies, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘ANGH’ LNG Stations Opened in Illinois & in Fontana, Calif. Too
As Supplier Trumpets Multi-Year CNG Deal for 580 DART Buses
And Renewing Customer Smithtown Sees More CNG Acceptance

Clean Energy Fuels is talking up the opening of the first liquefied natural gas fueling station in Florida, as well as the opening of America’s Natural Gas Highway LNG stations in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Fontana, Calif. updated January 21

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More Pivotal LNG for UPS Trucks

January 14, 2014 in LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Second Agreement Adds Florida Fuel to Tennessee Sites

Pivotal LNG has forged a second agreement to supply liquefied natural gas for UPS trucks. The AGL Resources unit will supply fuel in Jacksonville, Fla., augmenting a ten-year, 500,000-gallon-per-month agreement reached in April 2013 to supply LNG for UPS facilities in Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn.
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Kinetrex LNG for UPS Truck Fleet

October 25, 2013 in LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Indianapolis Plants to Be Outfitted for Tanker Loading
In Support of Five Tractor Fueling Stations at UPS Hubs

Kinetrex Energy is investing some $14 million to fit two Indianapolis area natural gas liquefaction plants with LNG tanker loading docks. Fuel from the two facilities will be trucked to supply five LNG fueling stations being built at UPS distribution hubs in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri, Kinetrex says.
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UPS Says It’s Putting $50 Million into LNG

October 14, 2013 in Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Plans for 13 Stations Supporting 1,000 Trucks by End 2014
As GP Strategies Trumpets Contract to Design & Build Them

UPS has greatly elaborated on its plans for liquefied natural gas trucks announced at ACT Expo 2013 in Washington, D.C. this past June, pledging an investment of some $50 million to build nine more LNG fueling stations for a total of 13, all to be operational by the end of 2014. “The enhanced LNG fueling infrastructure will support the operation of approximately 1,000 UPS LNG tractors that will displace more than 24 million gallons of diesel fuel annually,” UPS says.
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Ten CAP Dual Fuel Macks for UPS

August 10, 2013 in Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Genesis Edge Dual Fuel System to Be Tested on Ten MP8 Tractors

UPS is providing ten Mack Pinnacle day cab tractors with 13-liter MP8 engines to be converted to natural gas-diesel operation with the U.S. version of the Genesis Edge system from Clean Air Power.

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UPS Boosts LNG Plans, Adds CNG

July 22, 2013 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Kenworth Fleet to Be Augmented, Macks & CNG in New Plan
‘Every Tractor We Buy for Domestic Ops Will Be Natural Gas’

UPS is adding even more natural gas vehicles to its existing fleet of 112 LNG tractors, augmenting recently announced plans for some 700 new LNG trucks with word that it would add 250 more, plus 35 fueled by CNG – all part of an additional $75 million for natural gas transportation to be invested by the end of 2014.
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Clean Energy LNG for GE Locomotives

June 18, 2013 in CNG, Companies, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pact Disclosed in Clean Energy’s Road to Natural Gas, Volume IV

Clean Energy Fuels has an agreement with GE Transportation – its first for rail – to provide liquefied natural gas for a GE initiative to test LNG locomotives, according to the fourth edition of Clean Energy’s Road to Natural Gas, released Monday.

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