Kenworth, Peterbilt working with Dana on electric truck powertrain development

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PACCAR companies Kenworth and Peterbilt are collaborating on electric powertrain development for trucks. Peterbilt will also integrate a Dana Spicer Electrified e-propulsion system into its 220EV chassis. Like the Kenworth, the Peterbilt 220EV features a range between 100 and 200 miles.

Werner Enterprises testing Peterbilt 579 EV Class 8 electric truck; Meritor and Transpower

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Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, is testing a 2019 Peterbilt 579 EV Class 8 electric truck for a year on a dedicated account in Southern California. Werner’s first electric-powered truck is the result of a partnership with Peterbilt, Meritor and TransPower. In 2018, Meritor announced that the company will supply all-electric drivetrain systems for two Peterbilt vehicle platforms through its alliance with TransPower.

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Peterbilt offering Maxwell’s ultracap ESM

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announced that Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module (ESM) on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. Kenworth began offering the ESM as a factory-installed option earlier in the year. Earlier post.). The ultracapacitor replaces one traditional battery—reducing weight by up to 60 pounds—and is dedicated to starting the vehicle.

Cummins and Peterbilt to team up on SuperTruck II

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Cummins will partner with Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR to develop and demonstrate technologies under the US Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck II program. For SuperTruck II, the Cummins–Peterbilt team will focus on breakthrough advances in Class 8 vehicle freight efficiency technologies that are cost-effective enough to be used in everyday real-world applications. The full team of project partners includes Peterbilt, Eaton and Bridgestone.

Kenworth and Peterbilt introduce more fuel-efficient Class 8 trucks

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At the Mid-America Trucking show, PACCAR companies Kenworth and Peterbilt introduced more fuel efficient version of their heavy-duty models: the Kenworth T680 Advantage and the Peterbilt Model 579 with EPIQ package. Peterbilt says that the Model 579 with EPIQ package can improve fuel efficiency compared to a standard Model 579 by up to 10%. Peterbilt Model 579 with EPIQ. Kenworth T680 Advantage. Click to enlarge.

Peterbilt showcases Quantum Back-of-Cab CNG storage module

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Peterbilt is showcasing Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide’s new Back-of-Cab (BOC) compressed natural gas (CNG) storage module installed on a Peterbilt 579 truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show. New Back-of-Cab CNG storage system. Click to enlarge. Quantum recently designed, engineered, and introduced this high capacity, light-weight, CNG storage system for the fast growing natural gas truck retro-fit, dealer up-fit and OEM market segments.

Allison introduces new AXE Series e-axles for MD, HD trucks; in Peterbilt 579EV Class 8 EV for testing

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The AXE Series electric powertrain will be integrated in Peterbilt’s Model 579EV electric Class 8 truck for evaluation and testing. Allison Transmission, a global leader in medium- and heavy-duty propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, introduced the new AXE Series e-axle systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks at the Advanced Clean Technology (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, CA.

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Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck shows 54% improvement in fuel economy, 61% improvement in freight efficiency

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and Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR, released test results showing their demonstration SuperTruck tractor-trailer achieved a 54% increase in fuel economy, averaging nearly 10 mpg US (23.5 During the reported test, the Class 8 Peterbilt 587 powered by a Cummins ISX15 engine averaged 9.9 Cummins, Peterbilt and their program partners will have invested $38.8 The new SuperTruck achieved a 54% increase in fuel economy. Click to enlarge. Cummins Inc.

Peterbilt increases its natural gas offerings; medium-duty CNG, heavy-duty LNG

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Peterbilt Motors introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) during the Mid-America Trucking Show: the Model 337 and the Model 348. The company also announced that heavy-duty models 579 and 567 are now available with liquefied natural gas (LNG); Peterbilt had begun production of CNG configurations of the 579 and 567 last year.

Peterbilt extends natural gas engine lineup with Cummins Westport 2013 ISX12 G

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Peterbilt Motors Company announced the availability of the new 2013 Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine. Peterbilt has been manufacturing trucks featuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems solutions for heavy-duty over-the-road, regional and vocational applications since 1996.

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California to award $23.6M for zero-emission drayage trucks at seaports; BYD, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Volvo

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This is the first large-scale demonstration of zero-emission Class 8 trucks that involves major manufacturers, including BYD, Kenworth, Peterbilt (both Paccar companies) and Volvo. Full battery-electric trucks will be developed by BYD and a team consisting of Peterbilt and California start-up TransPower. The State of California is awarding $23.6

Capstone Turbine working with Kenworth and Peterbilt on heavy-duty microturbine range-extended trucks

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Capstone Turbine Corporation is working with domestic heavy duty truck manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks. During the recent Hybrid Truck User’s Forum in Baltimore Maryland, it was announced that both Kenworth and Peterbilt are working with Capstone to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks using Capstone’s CARB certified C65 microturbines.

Peterbilt Launches Model 320 Hydraulic Hybrid, Full Lineup of Natural Gas Powered Vehicles

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Among its other product introductions at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, Peterbilt announced the limited production availability of the Model 320 Hybrid Class 8 refuse truck, equipped with Eaton’s Hydraulic Launch Assist ( HLA ) technology ( earlier post ).

Green Energy Oilfield Services building fleet with 60 Peterbilt LNG trucks

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a portfolio company of Lone Star Investment Advisors, is building a fleet of 60 Peterbilt Model 388 LNG (liquefied natural gas) trucks. The Peterbilt Model 388 tractors are equipped with a Westport HD 15-liter natural gas engine and fuel system. We believe that Peterbilt is a leader in alternate fuel technology. Green Energy Oilfield Services, LLC.,

Kenworth and Peterbilt to add heavy-duty Cummins Westport ISX12 G to line of natural gas engines

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Kenworth Truck Company and Peterbilt Motor Company will expanding their alternative fuel line-up by offering the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine ( earlier post ) for use in regional haul, vocational and refuse markets. The ISX12 G will be available with the Kenworth T660, Kenworth T800, Kenworth T800 short hood, and the Kenworth W900S, as well as the Peterbilt Model 365 and Model 320. Peterbilt uses the ISL G and Westport GX engine.

Peterbilt Taking Orders for Natural Gas Vocational and Aerodynamic Vehicles

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Peterbilt Motors Company is now taking immediate orders for the production of its vocational and aerodynamic vehicles powered by compressed and liquefied natural gas (NG). The Model 365 and Model 384 will be offered with the Cummins Westport ISL G and built at Peterbilt’s truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. The Peterbilt Model 384 has been recognized by the EPA’s SmartWay program.

Peterbilt showcases 2012 Technology Truck; Li-ion pack for hotel loads/AC

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Peterbilt Motors Company showcased its Model 587 Technology Truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show, including several emerging technologies that focus on advanced aerodynamics, fleet maintenance efficiency, personal connectivity, and next-generation energy storage.

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PACCAR partnering with Schneider Electric and Faith Technologies to accelerate US and Canadian electric truck market

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PACCAR is collaborating with Faith Technologies and Schneider Electric to provide a charging infrastructure package solution for customers that purchase battery electric Kenworth and Peterbilt heavy- and medium-duty trucks in the United States and Canada.

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Vedder Transport orders 50 Peterbilt LNG trucks powered by Westport HD systems

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of Abbotsford, British Columbia has issued a purchase order for 50 Peterbilt 386 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks featuring Westport HD Systems. Vedder Transport Ltd. Vedder Transport Ltd., a division of the Vedder Transportation Group, specializes in the transportation of Food Grade products in a bulk liquid or dry state and offers dedicated and irregular route, truck load and less than truck load freight services throughout Canada, and between Canada and the United States.

Robert Transport orders 180 Peterbilt LNG trucks powered by Westport HD

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Robert Transport of Boucherville, Quebec has issued a purchase order for 180 Peterbilt liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks featuring Westport HD Systems. This represents the largest single order yet for LNG trucks powered by Westport HD, said David Demers, CEO of Westport Innovations.

Tesla and Nikola electric semis will arrive to rivals from traditional truck makers

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PACCAR, which includes the DAF, Peterbilt, and Kenworth truck brands, has already Tesla and Nikola have both announced zero-emission semi trucks. The Tesla Semi will be battery electric, while Nikola is planning three models powered by hydrogen fuel cells. But the time they arrive, establish truck makers may have already launched rival vehicles.

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Toyota solid-state tech, more of Hummer EV revealed, Kandi EVs’ US arrival: Today’s Car News

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Tesla and Nikola need to compete with electric trucks from familiar brands like Peterbilt. GM revealed more about its upcoming Hummer EV. Toyota is pushing along with solid-state battery development. And Kandi cars are arriving soon. This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Toyota solid-state battery technology is reportedly on schedule for a. Today in Car News

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Meritor acquires TransPower, advancing electrification expertise

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Earlier this month, Werner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, announced it is testing a 2019 Peterbilt 579 EV Class 8 electric truck for a year on a dedicated account in Southern California. Werner’s first electric-powered truck is the result of a partnership with Peterbilt, Meritor and TransPower.

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Loop Energy fuel cell range-extenders chosen for FAST TRACK project; zero-emission Class 8 drayage trucks

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The hybrid-configured trucks will incorporate a range of technologies including Loop’s FC-REX fuel cell range extender, TransPower’s latest “T-NMC” energy storage technology that is built around batteries provided by Nissan, and battery-electric drive systems supplied by TransPower, to extend the operating range of Peterbilt trucks beyond 200 miles without the need for refueling or recharging.

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Experimental Electric Wing: Lower-Carbon Airplane Research

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It's a wing, mounted to the back of a Peterbilt truck. The next big thing in low-carbon aircraft isn't really an aircraft at all. NASA is using this rig to test a concept that involves replacing today's large and thirsty jet engines with an array of electric motors. DON'T MISS: Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? Which Sins Worse?) (Dec. emissions research NASA aircraft

NVIDIA working with PACCAR on self-driving technology for trucks

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PACCAR—which manufactures the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF lines of trucks—has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck with SAE Level 4 capability built on NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 technology ( earlier post ), trained on deep neural networks. NVIDIA is working with PACCAR, a leading global truck manufacturer, on developing solutions for autonomous vehicles.

Westport enhances flagship HD15L LNG engine for Class 8 trucking

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Automated manual transmission is now available in all Kenworth and Peterbilt configurations in North America for fleets that desire additional driver options. Available on Peterbilt Motors’ 367 SB, Westport HD now offers 16,000 lb front axles as demanded by a number of vocational applications. Westport Innovations Inc. announced a broad range of product enhancements in its 15-liter natural gas engine for Class 8 trucks: Higher horsepower and torque.

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. FedEx Freight contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to design, build and maintain the fueling station. The CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City also provides efficiency for fueling the fleet through two different methods.

Mainstay Fuel Technologies delivers 30 CNG fuel systems to Virginia Transportation for car carriers for Honda

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Mainstay and Virginia Transportation worked closely with The Pete Store, Peterbilt, Cottrell and Fontaine Modification on this project to insure the system’s integration with the truck’s unique configuration. Peterbilt lowered the cab and chassis of the 365 Daycab, and Fontaine Modification further reduced the height of the roof and installed Mainstay’s fuel system on the chassis within an envelope required for body installation. Mainstay Fuel Technologies, Inc.

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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In the first half of 2019, a major fleet customer will begin operating the first of six medium-duty Peterbilt Model 220EV Class 6 pick-up and delivery trucks equipped with Meritor’s 14Xe electric drive systems and fully integrated subsystems from TransPower, a leader in electrification technologies for large commercial vehicles. Meritor, Inc.

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Agility launches fifth-generation ProRail CNG fuel systems

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Gen5 ProRail installed on a Peterbilt 567. Agility Fuel Solutions (Agility), a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, introduced the new fifth-generation ProRail CNG fuel system.

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Toyota Transport begins operating first CNG-fueled car hauler

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The CNG truck was commissioned by Toyota and designed and built in a joint collaboration with Peterbilt and Cottrell, Inc., However, working with Toyota’s specifications, Peterbilt and Cottrell were able to develop a tractor/trailer combination that accommodated the alternate fuel tanks, without compromising the extra vehicle hauling space of the head rack.

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Walmart showcases WAVE tractor-trailer at MATS; micro-turbine range extended electric vehicle with 45.5 kWh Li-ion pack

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The prototype is the result of collaboration between Walmart and many vendors, including Peterbilt, Roush Engineering, Great Dane Trailers and Capstone Turbine. Walmart and Peterbilt have collaborated on aerodynamic, hybrid, electrification and alternative fuel projects in the past, each with incremental gains in fuel efficiency and emission reductions. The truck’s shape represents a 20% reduction in aerodynamic drag over Walmart’s current Peterbilt Model 386.

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LANL debuts hydraulic hybrid garbage truck

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The Peterbilt Model 320 “Hydraulic Launch Assist” system can generate up to 380 hp (283 kW) and also reduces engine noise. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has begun using a diesel-hydraulic hybrid truck for daily garbage pickup, improving fuel efficiency by 30% and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by even more. Earlier post.). The truck is part of a comprehensive LANL plan to meet Department of Energy requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by the year 2020.

Peloton in ARPA-E NEXTCAR project to cut HD truck fuel use by 20% with smart powertrains and platooning

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The Purdue-led NEXTCAR project team also includes Cummins, Peterbilt Motors Company, ZF TRW, the University of Arizona and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Contributions from partners include Peloton’s current platooning system and higher-automation platooning technology under development, advanced powertrain solutions from Cummins, steering controls from ZF TRW and state-of-the-art trucks from Peterbilt.

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Los Alamos County, NM Takes Delivery of Refuse Truck with Eaton Hydraulic Hybrid Launch Assist

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Los Alamos County, new Mexico recently took delivery of the first hydraulic hybrid refuse truck in the State of New Mexico: a Peterbilt Model 320 equipped with Eaton’s hydraulic launch assist system (HLA) ( earlier post ) and a Wayne Curbtender residential automated side loader. Los Alamos National Laboratory will take delivery on a new Peterbilt Model 320 hydraulic hybrid, equipped with a New Way Mammoth 40 front loader, in September, 2010.

Eaton Wins Bid to Develop Next-Generation Automated Transmission for Cummins SuperTruck Program

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Cummins recently received $39 million in funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop its SuperTruck project in conjunction with Peterbilt Motors Company. The SuperTruck project will develop and demonstrate a highly efficient and clean diesel engine, an advanced waste heat recovery system, a fuel cell auxiliary power unit to reduce engine idling on an aerodynamic Peterbilt tractor and trailer combination. Cummins, Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains introduces EDI PowerDrive 8000 series for Class 8 trucks

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The 8000 series builds on the medium-duty EDI PowerDrive 6000 and 7000 series, available today on OEM platforms such as Freightliner, Peterbilt, Blue Bird Bus, Shaanxi and Thomas Built Bus. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) has expanded its PowerDrive product family to include a heavy-duty offering suitable for Class-8 vehicle applications.

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AMP Americas in deal with two national dairy cooperatives to build 7 CNG fueling stations, bring in more Class 8 CNG trucks

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The stations, which will be built in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold, Sweetwater, Weatherford, Kerrville and Midland, will initially fuel forty new Class-8 Kenworth and Peterbilt CNG sleeper trucks, a number that will double over the course of the agreement.

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XALT Energy to supply Li-ion packs to Efficient Drivetrains for PHEVs

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Initially, EDI will use the first generation XALT Energy battery system in a first-of-its-type commercial plug-in hybrid electric grid exportable power utility vehicle, built on a Peterbilt truck platform. XALT Energy and Efficient Drivetrains (EDI) announced a tentative agreement through which XALT will supply EDI with its NMC graphite Lithium-ion battery energy storage packs for use in EDI’s PHEV PowerDrive and electric power export solutions.

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EDI completes integration of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain into Freightliner platform

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EDI is currently offering Class-3 through 6 utility solutions with optional exportable power available on Ford, GM, Peterbilt, and now Freightliner platforms. >Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner. The newly available Freightliner M2 truck rounds out EDI’s portfolio of Class 3-6 zero-emissions utility vehicles with exportable power option.

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Raven Transport to deploy 115 additional heavy-duty LNG trucks; Clean Energy expands refueling network

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Florida-based truckload carrier Raven Transport is expanding its clean-burning natural gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt Model 579s, equipped with sleepers and powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company.

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Gulf Oil adds LNG-powered trucks to its transportation fleet

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Gulf’s new vehicles are Peterbilt 386 liquefied natural gas trucks incorporating Westport Heavy Duty 15 liter high-pressure direct injection (HPDI) systems. Gulf Oil LP, a national branded supplier of motor fuels throughout the United States and its territories, has deployed 34 transport trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). In addition, Gulf will soon be supplying and distributing LNG to customers in the transportation sector and other interested bulk users.

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