Category: Transportation

Sales results for natural gas-powered F-150 draw mixed reactions

Early sales numbers show that the public isn’t exactly clamoring for an F-150 powered by compressed natural gas.  More »

Toyota gas cars get efficient engine from hybrids

Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader.  More »

Cars become biggest driver of greenhouse-gas increases

Emissions from transportation may rise at the fastest rate of all major sources through 2050, surging 71 percent from 2010 levels, mainly from emerging economies, according to a leaked draft a UN study on climate change.  More »

Fuel-cell boom hampered by need for platinum, GE says

General Electric Co. studied fuel cells and determined the technology is too dependent on platinum to be more than a niche product.  More »

Feds: Industry hampering oil train safety

U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the booming oil shale fields on the Northern Plains.  More »

White House strategy to cut methane takes aim at oil industry

The White House on Friday unveiled a broad strategy for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, including regulations clamping down on methane tied to oil and gas development.  More »

Houston area gets eighth CNG station

The Houston-area got its newest compressed natural gas filling station Thursday with the opening of a new facility across the street from local beer distributor Houston Distributing Company.  More »

Barge firm faces long legal haul

The operator of a barge that leaked oil into Galveston Bay after a collision can expect federal fines and damage claims that could climb into the millions.  More »

Texans boost natural gas use for driving, but not for power

Texans increased their use of natural gas to fuel cars and trucks in 2013, but reduced its use to power lights and appliances, according to new federal data.  More »

Methanol as fuel substitute gets chilly US reception

Backers of using methanol from natural gas as a substitute for gasoline got a chilly reception from a federal official who said he is skeptical the fuel will gain widespread adoption for use in cars and trucks.  More »

Oil mars swamp months after crude train crash

The isolated wetland smelled like a garage when a reporter from The Associated Press visited last week, and the charred skeletons of burned trees rose out of water covered with an iridescent sheen and swirling, weathered oil.  More »

UPS delivers a boost to propane as vehicle fuel

Most people — especially Texans — know propane as the fuel source that allows them to fire up a backyard barbecue in seconds. Now it’s also heating up as an alternative motor fuel, as companies with vehicle fleets embrace its lower costs and smaller environmental footprint relative to gasoline or diesel.  More »
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