Oklahoma claim: first state with natural-gas fueling on highways

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But Oklahoma may be the only state that can claim a comprehensive network of natural-gas. emissions Infrastructure natural gas CNG natural gas vehicle OklahomaSeveral states have made concerted efforts to create adequate charging infrastructure for electric cars. And California now boasts a handful of hydrogen fueling stations, making it the only state with any public infrastructure that supports fuel-cell vehicles.

Oil Hauler Brings Electric Cars To Heart Of Oklahoma Oil Country

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plug-in cars oil well youtube Plug-in America OklahomaThe event that started out as National Plug-In Day has now expanded into National Drive Electric Week. Every year, advocacy group Plug-In America collaborates with the Sierra Club, the Electric Auto Association, and numerous smaller entities to host a national electric-car awareness event. The event is comprised of many dozens of individual.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

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When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rendered its verdict in that suit, filed in August. In a 6-3 decision, the state's highest court struck down the bill as an unconstitutional tax. tax lawsuit United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

ENVIA suspends operations at Oklahoma City GTL plant

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The Board of ENVIA Energy (ENVIA) has decided to suspend operations at the Oklahoma City gas-to-liquids plant ( earlier post ) and to undertake a review of strategic alternatives in order to preserve the value inherent in the facility. The ENVIA plant uses Velocys Fischer-Tropsch technology to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. The decision was driven by financial circumstances following a leak at the plant, as announced on 15 May 2018.

Oklahoma Adds Fee For Homes To Connect Solar, Wind Power To Grid

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Renewable-energy advocates have cranked up the outrage machine at a surcharge imposed by Oklahoma on homes that connect rooftop solar panels or wind-turbine generators to the grid. Ten days ago, the Oklahoma House passed S.B. 1455 without debate, and Governor Mary Fallin is expected to sign it. The bill provides that by the end of next year

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. The CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City also provides efficiency for fueling the fleet through two different methods.

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).

Oklahoma approves rebate program for vehicle CNG conversions, purchases and home fueling stations

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The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) approved a rebate program that enables Oklahomans to receive rebates for the purchase of a. While the rebate program will be offered through Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG), all Oklahomans are eligible for the rebates. The OCC is a regulatory agency for the State of Oklahoma with emphasis on the fuel, oil and gas, public utilities, and transportation industries.

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.

Oklahoma and Colorado governors pitch CNG vehicle initiative to US auto manufacturers

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Michael Ming, and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez met with US auto manufacturers in Detroit to pitch a multi-state, bi-partisan compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle initiative. Participating states include: Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Utah, Maine, New Mexico, West Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, Ohio, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Automakers meet Oklahoma Governor and state procurement experts to explore RFP for CNG vehicles for state fleets

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Representatives from automakers are meeting with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and procurement experts to ask questions surrounding a recently issued multi-state request for proposal (RFP) for affordable and functional compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles for use in state automobile fleets.

VW diesel buybacks, Tesla Autopilot crash, 'sobering' fuel-cell future, Oklahoma natural gas: The Week in Reverse

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Why did one man involved in developing hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains call their prospects 'sobering'? And, how much do you get from Volkswagen if you bought a TDI diesel car after the emission scandal broke last September? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, July. The Week In Reverse

Univ. of Oklahoma study suggests that biocorrosion associated with ULSD not related to level of sulfur in the fuel

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Findings from a study by a team at the University of Oklahoma suggest that the stability of diesel fuel—i.e., either the biodegradation of diesel hydrocarbons or, by inference, the degree of biocorrosion—is independent of the concentration of organosulfur species in the fuel. In other words, accelerated biocorrosion associated with the use of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) likely does not result from the lower level of sulfur in the fuel.

Honda plans to buy more renewable energy than any other automaker

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Honda has completed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable power to be produced in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 Mwh per year from a wind farm in Oklahoma and then, in the fall of. These new agreements will help the company offset carbon from the energy it consumes at its manufacturing facilities. Manufacturing

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Grant could bolster electric vehicle batteries

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A $500,000 grant awarded from the Oklahoma Centre for the Advancement of Science and Technology could improve the life cycle of electric vehicle batteries. The funding has been awarded to SouthWest NanoTechnologies, a manufacturer of single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes, as well as to the University of Oklahoma.

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Natural-Gas Honda Civic To Oklahoma As U.S. Lags in NGVs

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The U.S. buys more hybrids than any place else in the world except Japan. We have a handful of clean diesels, with sales slowly increasing. But the "other alt-fuel" for automobiles--natural gas--is barely a blip on the U.S. market. Nonetheless, Honda is plugging away (ahem) with its 2010 Honda Civic GX, the only natural-gas vehicle (NGV) now

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

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PHEV Day Off in Edmond. Wednesday, 4 March 2009. Visiting with Cousins, "Spirit's" Charging, "Showing & Shining" for the Central Oklahoma Mensa Grp

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Early in the evening, the "Spirit" moveth EVJerry for a dinner engagement with the Central Oklahoma Mensa Group of LOCSEC Louanne Stewart with TJ, Bruce and Mary. The "Spirit" is primed for a 101MPG aided by electricity on Thursday's run to the Oklahoma Capital, the Air Museum, Anadarko, and on into Texas and Bonham. EVer from Oklahoma with plenty of warmth, lots of Southernly wind, mixed with red cedar pollens, but ever so sunny and delightful, "Spirit" & EVJerry

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Audi E-Tron tows GM EV1 500 miles: Reality check about EV range

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An E-tron towed a trailer containing a General Motors EV1—the first modern electric car—from Tulsa Tech in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the Fully Charged Live electric-car event at Circuit of the The Audi E-tron is one of a handful electric cars currently rated for towing. Audi recently showed off that capability with a very special payload.

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Report: Tesla homing in on Austin for Cybertruck Terafactory

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Both Austin and Tulsa, Oklahoma, are considered finalists for the massive "Terafactory", which will build the Cybertruck pickup truck and Model Y crossover. Tesla is leaning toward Austin, Texas, as the site for its second United States car factory, according to a Bloomberg report published Tuesday. Tesla is asking Austin officials for a tax deal

Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

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Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his previous position as Oklahoma attorney general, sued the agency he is now charged with many multiple times over its efforts to enforce environmental regulations. The confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups.

Tesla Hacking, i-MiEV Driven, Norway's Zero-Emission-Car Plan: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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And, who's talking up electric cars in the pickup-heavy heartland of Oklahoma oil country? What's Norway's ambitious plan to get rid of gasoline cars altogether? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, August 7, 2015. Friday, we wrote about our latest drive of the 2016. The Week In Reverse

Niro Plug-In Hybrid coming, VW vs Tesla, OK hybrid owners win, EPA for dirtier diesels: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got good news from Oklahoma and bad news by a former Oklahoman, VW attacking Tesla, the incipient plug-in model of the Kia Niro, and an update on used electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated an earlier article on fast-moving used electric cars to add a nuance we'd missed. Win one for hybrid and electric car. Today in Car News

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Tesla Model 3 challenges, Faraday Future vs Nevada, OK natural-gas stations: Today's Car News

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Today, the challenges Elon Musk must overcome to launch the Tesla Model 3, questions from Nevada's treasurer over Faraday Future's ambitious plans, and why Oklahoma may be the friendliest place for natural-gas cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Nissan and Renault have now together built 340,000 electric cars. How long until they reach. Today in Car News

Future GM C-Max Rival, Fiskers in 2015, Workplace Charging For Electric Cars: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: New Fisker Karma plug-in hybrids may arrive by 2015, why workplace electric-car charging matters, and Oklahoma adds a fee for homes that connect green energy sources to the grid. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Electric car buyers are a little younger and wealthier than hybrid buyers, a new study says. GM may be

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Clean Energy expands CNG fueling agreements with new and existing USPS contract-carrier fleets

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has signed multiple fueling agreements with United States Postal Service (USPS) contract-carriers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, increasing the total number of USPS carriers fueling with Clean Energy now to 15. Additionally, G&P Trucking, based out of Springfield, Missouri, will fuel at Clean Energy’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Will Roger’s Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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DOE to award more than $27M to 12 plastics recycling R&D projects

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Partners include Husky, Miliken, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Niagra, Oklahoma State University, Under Armor, and Unifi. Partners include Amcor, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Pyran, Stora Enso, and the University of Oklahoma. The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $27 million in funding for 12 projects that will support the development of advanced plastics recycling technologies and new plastics that are recyclable-by-design.

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Tesla In MI, Electric Cars In OK, Canadian Plug-In Car Sales: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla doubles down on efforts to overturn Michigan's direct-sales ban, an Oklahoma oil-field worker plans an electric-car rally, and we tally Canadian plug-in electric car sales for July 2015. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Nissan suggests the five "most breathtaking" electric car drives in Europe. Do any of them sound appealing to. Today in Car News

Will Winter Storms Spell Disaster for Your Electric Car?

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That's the suggestion we've seen time and time again over the weekend as another band of heavy winter storms is poised to hit already frozen states from Illinois and Oklahoma Is it really all doom and gloom for electric car owners when winter weather comes, and will electric car owners be stranded in the snow as many columnists have suggested?

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. In addition to having significant CNG fueling infrastructure across the state—approximately 70 existing or planned public stations—Oklahoma is also home to several of the top natural gas producers in the country, including Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

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CenterPoint adding natural gas vehicles to fleet, more fueling stations

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CenterPoint Energy, a US energy delivery company, is adding 35 natural gas vehicles to its fleet across Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. The expected 2013 additions will bring the number of natural gas fueling stations in CenterPoint Energy’s service territory to at least 49, with the majority located in Texas, Oklahoma and Minnesota.

State Governors Ask For Natural-Gas Cars, Industry Listens

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This week, the industry responded, with auto-company representatives gathering in Oklahoma City to discuss the request with Governor Mary Fallin, a member of the governors Last week, governors of more than 20 states joined together to ask the auto industry for a specific kind of car: a mid-size sedan powered by natural gas, rather than gasoline.

Get a Free Electric Car from Drive Electric

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Oklahoma-based, Drive Electric, sells neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs - a.k.a. A headline like the one above begs the question, "What's the catch?" Can you really get an electric car for free? Well, kinda. electric golf carts) made by Western Golf Cars and Zone Electric. The NEV retailer is currently offering the four-passenger Zone Electric

HollyFrontier to build $350M renewable diesel unit at Artesia refinery; 125M gallons/year

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HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest US, the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. The refinery can also source a variety of crude oils from Cushing, Oklahoma including Canadian crudes.

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Alliance AutoGas launches 5300-mile, 12-city Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride with converted F-150

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Alliance AutoGas member Pinnacle Propane will also be hosting 3 additional stops in Albuquerque, NM, Oklahoma City, OK, and Little Rock, AR, in conjunction with local Clean Cities Coalition partners. Supported by partners, Clean City Coalitions and corporate sponsors, Alliance AutoGas is embarking on a 5300+ mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip—the Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride —with its record-setting propane autogas F-150.

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Midwest And Mountain Group To Work Toward Natural-Gas Cars

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There may only be a handful of natural gas vehicles on sale, but representatives from Colorado and Oklahoma want that to change. A meeting between politicians from each state and representatives from the automakers in Detroit will meet on Monday to discuss ways in which demand for natural gas vehicles can be increased. Natural gas (CNG) is

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.

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SouthWest NanoTechnologies and OU Receive $500K Grant to Develop Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Cathode Materials to Improve Cycle Life for EV Batteries

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SWeNT ), a manufacturer of single-wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW) Carbon Nanotubes (CNT), and the University of Oklahoma (OU) have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). SWeNT was created in 2001 to spin off nanotube research developed at the University of Oklahoma. SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.

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.

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These include: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; California State Controller; Oklahoma Department of Commerce; Oklahoma Secretary of the Environment; Oklahoma County (which includes Oklahoma City); Miami-Dade County, Florida; Indian Nations Council of Governments (covering Tulsa and a surrounding five county area; Texas General Land Office; the Port of Chelan County; Sarasota County, Florida; Travis County, Texas; and Wenatchee Valley (Washington) Transportation Council.

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EIA: 5 states and the Gulf of Mexico produce more than 80% of US crude oil; shales drive the growth

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Five states (Texas, North Dakota, California, Alaska, and Oklahoma) and the Gulf of Mexico supplied more than 80%, or 6 million barrels per day, of the crude oil (including lease condensate) produced in the United States in 2013, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The second-largest state producer was North Dakota at 12%, followed by California and Alaska at close to 7% each and Oklahoma at 4%.

Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Starting in fall of 2020, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh/year from 120 MW of wind power generated by the Boiling Springs Wind Farm in Oklahoma, a 150 MW development of the energy company E.ON. s first project in Oklahoma and in the Southwest Power Pool.

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DOE selects 5 geothermal energy projects to receive up to $28M

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University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) will lead a diverse team to stimulate multiple zones of interest in well 73-18RD at the Coso Geothermal Field in Inyo County, CA using innovative packers to achieve zonal isolation to improve production. The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $28 million to five projects to promote the advancement of the next generation of geothermal energy technologies.

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