California to spend $1.5 billion to expand alternative transport fuel

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Blog/News

California to spend $1.5 billion to expand alternative transport fuel

September 15, 2017. A legislative agreement has been reached to direct up to $1.5 billion of revenue from California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions allowance to expand the use of alternative transportation fuels, including natural gas (CNG), according to reports. Earlier this month, a group of California state senators advocated increasing funding by $1 billion to reduce emissions from trucks and buses, the source of more than a quarter of state GHG emissions. The increase to $1.5 billion would come from extra funds held over from last year’s cap-and-trade program, which was extended in July for another decade. In the new legislative deal, $895 million is earmarked for new vehicles, with allocations to the ports ($140), farm vehicles ($85 million), and electric vehicles ($140 million). Another $300 million previously targeted for environmental justice programs would be reallocated to more vehicle programs, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. For natural gas, low-nitrogen oxide engine renewable natural gas-fueled trucks and buses are among the zero and near-zero emission technologies being advocated, according to CALSTART, an industry group that has advocated for increased revenue funding. Earlier this month CALSTART Senior Vice President Bill Van Amburg said the state and industry had reached a “pivotal point” where technology is emerging to “move toward a future where trucks and buses produce either zero or virtually zero emissions.” State Sens. Ricardo Lara, Richard Pan, Nancy Skinner and Bob Wiechowski have proposed to get the funding from the GHG cap-and-trade system, which last month sold out its quarterly auction at all-time record high prices for the pollution credits. “This would amount to a tripling of the amount of funds spent last year,” a CALSTART spokesperson...

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Used CNG Spheres – 48 inch 5000 psi – 6 units

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Used CNG Equipment

Used CNG Spheres – 48 inch 5000 psi – 6 units

For sale used CNG spheres. CNG spheres will come ready to go with pressure release valves. Maximum pressure rating 5000 psi. Manufactured and put in service in 1997-1999. Those have a life-span of 295 years and still have plenty of life left in them. We have 6 units total. The CNG spheres can be sold together or separately. The spheres have no damage, just normal wear and tear due to weather exposure. The used CNG spheres are sold AS IS. For a small fee the pressure release valves can be replaced with brand new ones and the spheres can be covered with a brand new layer of protective coating giving them a refreshed look. The used CNG spheres are located in Florida,  weight 8500 lb each and ready to be shipped within a week from the payment day. We can do all required shipping arrangements withing continental USA or worldwide out of port of Miami. We will provide required cut sheets, brochures and any support information to the buyer per request. Please see pictures below, feel free to contact us with any question, purchase of multiple units will provide a volume discounts. Please e-mail us with any questions at info@cngcenter.com  ...

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CNG Station Business Models

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Tips

CNG Station Business Models

CNG Station Business Models Compressed natural gas (CNG) station business models traditionally fall into three distinct paradigms of ownership and business strategy. The business models discussed in this section are Fleet or End-User Ownership, Local Distribution Company (LDC) Ownership, and Third-Party Ownership. These business models arise out a number of key variables: KEY VARIABLES Who owns the station Fuel delivery service: time-fill, fast-fill, or combination Who maintains and operates the station Station accessibility: public, private, or limited How the station is funded, and how it will charge for fuel Fleet or End-User Ownership Several variants exist for a Fleet or End-User Ownership model. These models typically apply to entities that have vehicles that require fueling and desire to own the station that provides that fuel. In some cases, the ownership could be shared among multiple entities using the same station or with a utility in a hybrid arrangement. Variations include the following: 1) Ownership Differences: a) The ownership entity uses its own personnel for operation and maintenance of the facility b) The ownership entity contracts with a third-party for operation and maintenance of the facility 2) Fueling Sources: a) The ownership entity contracts with a utility for the regulated transportation and sale of natural gas to the station b) The ownership entity contracts with a third party for the natural gas commodity and the utility entity provides regulated transportation service to the delivery point Local Distribution Company (LDC) Ownership Local Distribution Company (LDC) Ownership occurs when the natural gas utility or LDC owns the CNG station and operates it for the benefit of others. LDC models follow a rate-based or non-rate based model. The “rate base” refers to how much money utilities have invested in facilities and equipment to ensure service to the utility’s customers. Most LDC ownership relies on a rate-based model in which the capital investment is made by the LDC and is reimbursed through a regulated rate (typically set by a public utility commission) charged to the customer. It is possible in some cases for the LDC to capture a rate of return where a profit is realized. These models are seldom used. Unregulated affiliates of LDCs also pursue natural gas vehicle infrastructure where the rate of return is based on the project risk and potential profits are not limited. LDC ownership in a facility can be full or partial and this will often affect the type of access available: public access, private access, or limited access. A full versus partial ownership model is a hybrid where a regulated natural gas utility owns a portion of the CNG facilities (generally the compressor, storage, and auxiliaries) under a rate-based model and a third party commercial retailer owns the dispensing means (along with the land, card-reader, and retail transaction functions) using an unregulated model. The LDC recovers its investment in facilities and associated operations and maintenance costs through...

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Get ready to claim your $0.50/gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits and $30K alternative refueling infrastructure tax credits for 2014

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Blog/News

Get ready to claim your $0.50/gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits and $30K alternative refueling infrastructure tax credits for 2014

On Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which holds among its dozens of provisions an extension of the federal $0.50/gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits and a return of the 30% alternative refueling infrastructure tax credits. The House passed the bill, H.R.5771, on Dec. 3. President Obama is expected to sign the legislation. The excise tax credits cover compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane autogas and other alternative transportation fuels. The incentive last expired at the end of 2013, and it had not been extended this year. H.R.5771 extends the measure through 2014, so all alt-fuel purchases made this calendar year are eligible for the credit. However, the lame-duck Congress did not opt to extend the credits into 2015 and beyond, and the many industries whose tax credits received only a one-year bump are hoping that the new Congress takes up more comprehensive, long-term tax incentives in 2015. For its part, the 30% alternative refueling infrastructure tax credit is an incentive designed to promote the buildout of CNG and other refueling stations. The credit is capped at $30,000. Additionally, H.R.5771 reinstates the $1,000 home refueling tax credit for 2014. We have called and personally informed about this development as well as the right way to capture those credits those clients that have purchased equipment through CNG Center. If you end up buying CNG fueling equipment from someone else or was operating public access CNG fueling station in 2014 please keep an eye on this development as it may help you to put thousands of dollars back in your...

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Used CNG Compressor for sale 125HP

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Used CNG Equipment

Used CNG Compressor for sale 125HP

For sale never been used, brand new ANGI NG300E Compressor sold as Used CNG Compressor.  This unit has been sitting in a warehouse to be installed in a field for 3 years+.  Because of that fact we will be featuring this brand new compressor with “0” hours as a used CNG Compressor. There will be no manufacture warranty provided on this unit. This used CNG Compressor is sold AS IS. For additional $8000 the unit can be shipped back to the manufacture, retested, and certified to be in perfectly working order at the ANGI factory. Used CNG Compressor for sale Details: ANGI NG300E Motor: 125 BHP (1800 rpm electric motor) Compressor: Ariel JGP-2; 4-stage Suction Design: 15-35 psig Discharge Design: 4,500 psig Flow: 154-280 scfm from 15-35 psig (1.23 – 2.24 GGE/min) This unit was purchased by a major oil company some 3 years ago and have never left their warehouse. It is a brand new, in a crate,  unit that did not get a chance to get used in any way. The retail price for this unit is $230,000. Asking price is $165,000 Unlike many other compressors this brand new compressor available for purchase and delivery right away with no 12-20 weeks waiting period. Please e-mail us with any questions at...

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