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.

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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).

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

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.

Trump budget to slash EPA funds, ax staff, kill climate-change plans: reports

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In his former position as Oklahoma attorney general, he sued the. Imagine appointing a lifelong pacifist, who believes it is never justifiable to take up arms against any man, to run the U.S. armed forces. The appointment of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could perhaps be viewed in a similar light. emissions government EPA regulation Donald Trump

JV greenlights commercial small-scale GTL plant in Oklahoma using Velocys technology; commercial reference site

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The plant, which is designed to be profitable on a standalone basis, will be located at Waste Management’s East Oak landfill site in Oklahoma, US. Velocys plc announced that the final investment decision (FID) has been made to proceed with construction of a commercial small-scale GTL plant using its technology.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Biodiesel problems exposed?

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A study by researchers from the US Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma has found biodiesel is susceptible to biological degradation from anaerobic bacteria – much more so than traditional hydrocarbons. Could biodiesel be prone to biological degradation?

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

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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?

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.

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

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New hybrid sweetgum trees could boost paper, bioenergy production

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The new hybrid has been well accepted by forest landowners, particularly in the western areas of the Southeast, including Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) have crossed American sweetgums with their Chinese cousins, creating hybrid sweetgum trees that have a better growth rate and denser wood than natives, and can produce fiber year-round.

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TransCanada re-applies for Keystone XL Presidential Permit; Trump wants permitting determination in 60 days

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The pipeline would cross the US border near Morgan, Montana and continue through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska, where it would connect to existing pipeline facilities near Steele City, Nebraska for onward delivery to Cushing, Oklahoma and the Gulf Coast Area.

Berkeley Lab awarded $4.6M for transformational agriculture technologies

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Based in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Foundation is the largest independent agricultural research institute in the US with more than 13,500 acres of farmland carrying out research to enable farmers and ranchers to increase regional productivity and land stewardship. The US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded $4.6 million to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two transformational agriculture technology projects.

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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

UPS to invest more than additional $90M in natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; 6 new CNG stations, 440 vehicles

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UPS currently operates 31 CNG fueling stations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, and West Virginia and runs CNG vehicles in 38 states in the U.S. UPS plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

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

ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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On the other hand, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and Wyoming are examples of states offering nearly no benefits to electric vehicle owners, and have nearly no EV sales.

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13 governors send letter to automakers encouraging natural gas vehicle development

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This letter is part of a multi-state agreement initiated last fall by Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. The states participating in the letter with Colorado and Oklahoma are: Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that he and 12 other governors sent a letter to the CEOs of 19 auto companies encouraging them to manufacture vehicles that use natural gas.

Canada-based Enbridge to acquire ConocoPhillips’s interest in Seaway Crude Pipeline System for US$1.15B; reversing to carry oil to Gulf Coast

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Enbridge and Enterprise agreed to reverse the direction of crude oil flows on the Seaway pipeline to enable it to transport oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to the US Gulf Coast. Enbridge’s current liquids pipelines (not showing Seaway or proposed Flanagan South and Wrangler).

US State Department to issue Final EIS on Keystone XL pipeline in August; additional meetings in affected states

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During September, the State Department will also host public meetings in the capitals of each of the six states through which the proposed pipeline would pass—Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas—with an additional meeting in the Sand Hills region in Nebraska and along the Gulf Coast near Port Arthur, Texas.

Enterprise and Enbridge to proceed with Seaway and Flanagan South oil pipeline extensions; enhanced capacity for Canadian and Bakken crude to Gulf Coast

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The Flanagan South Pipeline from Flanagan, Illinois to Cushing, Oklahoma will be upsized to a 36-inch diameter line with an initial capacity of 585,000 barrels per day (bpd). The new extensions will provide enhanced capacity to carry Canadian and Bakken crude to the US Gulf Coast.

EIA forecasts Bakken oil production will top 1M barrels per day next month; >10% of US oil production

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Infrastructure improvements in the central part of the nation carried more of this oil to refineries in recent months, helping to narrow the price difference between the Bakken region and West Texas Intermediate, which is priced at Cushing, Oklahoma. The latest monthly update of estimated crude oil production in the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana shows total wellhead output topping 1 million barrels of oil per day (bbl/d) next month.

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

New passenger vehicle diesel registrations in US up 11.5%, hybrids up 65% from 2010-2013; diesel 2.5x hybrids

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The fastest growth in hybrid car and SUV registrations from 2012-2013 has been in Georgia (+54.32%), followed by Oklahoma (+47.38%) and Michigan (+35.70%).

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

Lowe’s launches dedicated LNG-powered truck fleet at Texas RDC; goaling all natural gas trucks by 2017

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With the transition from a diesel-fueled fleet to trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Lowe’s expects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions nearly 20% and control fuel costs as it transports up to 68 truckloads each day to stores in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Home improvement products company Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center (RDC) in Mount Vernon, Texas.

Opinion: Everyone Is Guessing When It Comes To Oil Prices

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Oil storage is at its highest level in 80 years, and storage at the all-important hub in Cushing, Oklahoma could begin to run out of space this spring. by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com.