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CDFA Rewrites Proposed Quality-Control Regulation for Natural Gas Fuels

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has substantially rewritten its proposed natural gas fuel quality-control regulation and extended the implementation date by one year. In July, the CDFA proposed mandating a minimum amount of methane in natural gas fuels by Jan. 1, 2017, and imposing labeling requirements at the pump to ensure fuel purity. […]

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CARB Proposes New SIP Measures in Strategy Workshop

At its Sept. 1 Proposed 2016 State Strategy workshop for the State Implementation Plan, CARB presented potential new SIP measures to reduce mobile source emissions and meet ozone standards, noting that existing programs achieve only two-thirds of the mandated greenhouse gas reductions in the South Coast air basin. The staff proposal calls for incentive funding […]

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CDFA Proposes Contentious Quality-Control Regulations for NGV Fuels

None of the utility companies, clean fuel providers, and other natural gas industry stakeholders spoke in favor of proposed quality-control regulations at an Aug. 11 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) hearing. The CDFA wants to mandate the amount of methane in NGV fuels and impose labeling requirements to ensure a minimum level of […]

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Diesel Gallon Equivalent Approved as Natural Gas Method of Sale

After a three-year effort led by NGVAmerica, the National Conference on Weights and Measures has approved the diesel gallon equivalent (dge) standard as an official unit of sale for natural gas vehicle fuels. Until now, there has been no uniform and easily recognized standard for LNG sold to heavy-duty truck operators making the switch to […]

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CARB Adds Low-NOx Natural Gas Engines to 2016 Mobile Source Strategy

CARB’s updated 2016 Mobile Source Strategy for the first time advocates the use of low-NOx natural gas engines in meeting California’s emissions goals. For heavy-duty vehicles, the strategy suggests moving interstate trucks to cleaner engines and adopting near-zero- and zero-emission technologies in last-mile delivery vehicles, other small trucks, and transit and shuttle buses. “The cleaner […]

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Low Carbon Fuel Standard Compliance Rate Nears 100 Percent in 2015

CARB’s annual report on the state of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard program shows a record-high compliance rate of 98 percent in 2015. The program generated almost 5.5 million credits in the compliance year, which reduced greenhouse gas emissions as much as removing roughly 1 million cars from California’s roads, according to CARB. All regulated […]

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