FedEx Freight adds 100 Class 8 CNG tractors, CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 Class 8 CNG tractors from Paccar units Kenworth and Peterbilt, and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center.

First product at ENVIA Energy’s small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma City; Velocys technology

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The first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City. The ENVIA plant uses Velocys technology for small-scale GTL. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. The fuels produced at the plant are expected to qualify under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and generate tradeable credits in the form of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs).

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Velocys announces construction complete at ENVIA’s GTL plant

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Velocys plc announced that construction of ENVIA Energy’s GTL plant in Oklahoma City is now complete. On-site loading of catalyst into the Fischer-Tropsch reactors has been completed by Velocys with support from its partner Mourik. Pre-commissioning work, including hydro-testing of the lines and vessels, and an inspection process, is substantially complete. The commissioning plan will ensure that each process system in sequence is working robustly, safely, and within specification.

PHEV Day 147 - Tuesday, 3 March 2009. Onward to Oklahoma City

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Hertz introduces CNG vehicle rentals in US; Civics and Yukons

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Hertz will begin renting eight CNG Honda Civics and two CNG GMC Yukons at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City early next month. Oklahoma City is serving as a pilot program for Hertz’s CNG airport rentals program. Last year, Hertz introduced the addition of CNG vehicles through Hertz On Demand at Oklahoma State University. The new vehicles will be on display at the Oklahoma City Thunder’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, April 11.

DOE awards ~$25M to 8 projects for CO2 capture and compression; $15M for novel Direct Fuel Cell system

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General Electric Company—GE Global Research (Oklahoma City, OK) will do validation testing of its aminosilicone CO 2 capture system, a non-aqueous chemical solvent, at large pilot-scale at an operating plant.

GE, Devon sign new technology collaboration agreement to drive unconventional resources innovations

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The new agreement was announced at the groundbreaking ceremony for GE’s new Oil & Gas Technology Center in Oklahoma City. GE’s new Oil & Gas Technology Center in Oklahoma is due to open in the third quarter of 2015.

PHEV Day 146 - Monday, 2 March 2009 - Las Vegas EVents. That's New Mexico's LV plus Run to Tucumcari. and Then, Amarillo, TX - 42nd State

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and with Oklahoma City on the radar screen for today. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, and EVnthusiasts, One & All - Hopefully, Dr Peter Skelton from Memorial Middle School will be filling in narratives with pixs of 8th Graders bonding with the "Spirit". More to follow! Later, more details about the KFUN radio interview, right there in Las Vegas with Joe, along with wife Loretta and Mike, son.

GE to invest $110M in new Oil & Gas Global Research Center in Oklahoma

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General Electric will build a new Global Research Center in Oklahoma dedicated to driving innovation and technological advancements in the oil and gas sector and bringing products to market faster. Oklahoma City is also home to GE Oil & Gas’s Artificial Lift business, which is a recognized leader in electric submersible pump (ESP) manufacturing and services.

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Amtrak test of B20 snags TIME recognition

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The Heartland Flyer operates daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth. Amtrak received a $274,000 grant from the Federal Railroad Administration to carry out the research project in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (Okla. DOT) on the train operated by Amtrak with state support from both Oklahoma and Texas.

CleanFUEL USA Secures $12.9 Million from US DOE for 100+ Propane Refueling Stations

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million in two stimulus grants to CleanFUEL USA to establish more than 100 liquid propane (autogas) refueling stations in major US cities in coordination with CleanFUEL USA partners, including ConocoPhillips. Other supporting partners include the Texas State Technical College, the Central Texas Clean Cities Coalition, Rush Truck Centers, 16 additional area Clean Cities Coalitions and the Propane Education and Research Council. The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $12.9

UPS to add 1,400 new CNG vehicles over next year; building 15 new CNG fueling stations

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UPS plans to deploy new CNG vehicles in 15 cities. The cities are Atlanta, Ga.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; UPS CNG package truck. Click to enlarge. UPS announced plans to purchase and deploy 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year, representing a 27.5%

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"Spirit" Is At PluginSupply. in Preparation for Launching the Sun Belt Grand Finale from SF Bay Area to Washington, DC on Saturday, 31 Jan 09

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In addition to yet-to-be-visited EAA Sister Chapters in California and Arizona, the "Spirit's" final months will complete the last eight of 48 State Capitals: Santa Fe, NM; Oklahoma City, OK; Austin, TX; Baton Rouge, Louisana: Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; and Montgomery, AL.

Upgrading to Happy Battery Pac on the "Spirit of DC" with Work Sessions with Robb Protheroe at PluginSupply, Monday - Wednesday, 26-28 January 2009

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In the Sun Belt run, the "Spirit" will be visiting the last eight reminding State Capitals: Santa Fe, New Mexico; Oklahoma City, OK; Austin, TX, Baton Rouge, LA; Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; and Montgomery, AL. Cheers PHEV3A'rs, EVADC'rs, & EVnthusiasts, One & All - The "Spirit of DC" arrived at Robb Protheroe's PluginSupply location on Sunday, 25 Jan 09 in order to upgrade the PbA battery pack, which was found quite depleted.

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Devon Energy and BP Enter Into $7.0B Property Sales Agreement and Oil Sands Joint Venture

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Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon Energy Corporation has entered into agreements to sell all of its assets in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and Azerbaijan to BP for $7.0 billion in cash. In addition, BP will assume Devon’s leases of the Seadrill West Sirius and Transocean Deepwater Discovery drilling rigs for the duration of the contract terms.

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Are Hybrids Shockingly Risky?

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Earlier this week I was glued to CNN as they showed Live coverage of a flood in Oklahoma City. For the past several weeks a leading headline in local and national news has been flooding.

Chesapeake selling Permian and midstream assets for $6.9B; Chevron, Shell and EnerVest acquiring Permian assets for combined $3.3B

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Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company’s operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the US. Chesapeake Energy Corporation entered into multiple agreements to sell the vast majority of its Permian properties, substantially all of its midstream assets and certain noncore leasehold for total net cash proceeds of approximately $6.9 billion.

"Spirit of DC" - Back on Blue Hwy known as Pacific Coast Hwy 1 with Re-invigorated with B&B Battery Pac. Thanks to PluginSupply's Robb Protheroe

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Besides re-visiting California and Arizona to see new EAA Sister Chapters, the Sun Belt Grand Finale will cover the eight remaining State Capitals for visits: Santa Fe, NM; Oklahoma City, OK; Austin, TX: Baton Rouge, LA; Jackson, MS; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; and Montgomery, AL.

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President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start

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Japan’s Shinkansen links most major cities at speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h).). South Central Corridor (Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock). Chicago Hub Network( Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, St.

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As fleet orders increase, city governments around the country also continue to join the coalition. Kansas City, MO., Oakland, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City. NGO's The campaign initially began by focusing on the 50 largest cities in the U.S.,

Obama outlines plans for high-speed rail system

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Chicago Hub Network( Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville). Empire Corridor (New York City, Albany, Buffalo). South Central Corridor (Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock).

DOE Awards Up to $6.9M to Nine Projects for Shale Gas and Coalbed Methane Production

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Ground Water Protection Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Okla. The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected nine new projects targeting environmental tools and technology for shale gas and coalbed methane (CBM) production.

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Most Hybrid Cities In America

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I made my first trip to San Francisco this week and although I expected to see a higher percentage of hybrid cars compared to most Midwest cities, I was really surprised. Polk & Company and hybridcars.com showed the city was #3 in 2009, behind only Los Angeles and New York.

US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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Geographical distribution of Clean Cities Recovery Act awards. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Like the Recovery Act-funded projects, the annual Clean Cities projects include grants for vehicles, infrastructure, and education. Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Puget Sound Clean Cities Petroleum Reduction Project.