Nanobox – Natural gas fueling station in PA

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in CNG Equipment, pictures of cng station

Could Natural Gas powered cars and trucks be the next big thing? Some state lawmakers and local businesses think so. Representative Stan Saylor (R) 94th District held a press conference Tuesday to promote natural gas as a vehicle fuel. “We have been talking for 40 years about getting off of the foreign dependence of oil. Nobody, no politician, has done anything about it,” said Saylor. “For the first time we really truly have the opportunity to get off the dependence of foreign oil, and do something about it. And use an American resource that we have readily available to us.” At the press conference organizers unveiled a fueling station that we could see in the near future. Shipley Energy plans to convert some of the businesses fleet to natural gas within the next year. “We’ll have a fueling facility to be constructed in the early part of 2014 to fuel those trucks and others in York. It’ll be open to the public, and we’re out talking right now to other businesses and fleets to see where other opportunities are to convert,” said Matt Sommer with Shipley Energy. “It seems like a tremendous opportunity with all of this gas that is available in the state of Pennsylvania. The savings are pretty tremendous particularly when you look at high mileage vehicles you can save a lot of money versus diesel or gasoline.” “You see a price sign and you see gasoline at say $3.50 a gallon and right underneath it CNG for $1.99 a gallon. Once people are driving around and fueling their vehicle and seeing that day in and day out, we think there will be more of a ground swell and interest in conversions,” said Sommer. Natural gas vehicles: [Alternative Fuels Data Center] Natural gas powers about 112,000 vehicles in the United States and roughly 14.8 million vehicles worldwide. Natural gas vehicles (NGVs), which can run on compressed natural gas (CNG), are good choices for high-mileage, centrally fueled fleets that operate within a limited area. For vehicles needing to travel long distances, liquified natural gas (LNG) is a good choice. The advantages of natural gas as a transportation fuel include its domestic availability, widespread distribution infrastructure, low-cost, and clean-burning qualities. CNG and LNG are considered alternative fuels under the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The horsepower, acceleration, and cruise speed of NGVs are comparable with those of equivalent conventional vehicles. And, compared with conventional diesel and gasoline vehicles, NGVs can produce some emissions benefits. There are many heavy-duty natural gas vehicles—as well as few light-duty NGVs—available from original equipment manufacturers. Qualified system retrofitters can also economically, safely, and reliably convert many vehicles for natural gas operation. There are three types of NGVs: Dedicated: These vehicles are designed to run only on natural gas. Bi-fuel: These vehicles have two separate fueling systems that enable them to run on either natural...

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Nanobox CNG pictures at City of Tyler

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in CNG Equipment, Medium CNG Equipment, pictures of cng station

One of the first unit of Galileo Nanobox CNG installed in US was in City of Tyler, Texas.   This unit was configured to provide CNG fast fill through the integrated dispenser as well as overnight slow fill for several trash trucks used by the city on the daily basis. There are close to 20 CNG operated light duty vehicles ( F150 trucks) also used in the fleet. According to the City, a significant portion of the costs involved in converting the fleet, and building the fueling station, was covered by grants and community donations from businesses. Here is some more information about City of Tyler CNG commitment. Please do not hesitate to call CNGCenter if you are considering to buy install or opeate Nanobox CNG equipment at your...

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