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  • CNG from Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally

    by NGT Staff, Apr 14, 2016
    The American Public Gas Association (APGA) and NGVAmerica are the presenting sponsors of the “CNG from Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally” set to leave Long Beach, Calif., at the end of May. According to the APGA, the mission of this[Read More]
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    Curtis - the "Read More" link is missing
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      LPG fueled pickup stops in Seattle May 5 noon-2pm 10802 E Marginal Way S Tukwila WA. Link:

      http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/fuels/...CampaignId=299
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        Dave Clement

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            Dave Clement

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              The 11 day, 3144 mile trip started on May 30 2016 in California and ended on June 10 in Washington, DC.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpt8rxlzp6g


              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xznU3H2Wig


              City of Richmond VA Energy Services Manager Mike Kearns participated in the rally and shared some of his experiences going cross country with Pat Riley, the general manager of Gibson County Tennessee Utility District. To begin the rally, drove from his home in Trenton to Long Beach, and then made a return trip home from the nations capital to Gibson County.

              It cost $194 to drive the 2140 miles from Trenton to Long Beach, Riley said. The average price of compressed natural gas on the trip was $1.74. The range of pricing went from 35 cents a gallon in Oklahoma City, to $2.50 in New Mexico.

              A Tahoe and an F-150 were from Trenton, and an Impala was from Richmond, VA. Riley drove the F-150. The Tahoe and Impala that made the trip had eight gallon tanks and refueled every 220-240 miles. The F-150 could go 400 miles between fuelings.

              160601 http://mesaindependent.com/news/cng-...stops-in-mesa/


              160610 http://cordpu.blogspot.com/2016/06/c...-richmond.html


              A Westport Wing was at the Loves in Albuquerque. It is the only CNG capable half-ton pickup on the market.

              https://www.loves.com/en/news/loves-...in-albuquerque


              https://vimeo.com/169930512?ref=fb-share


              As previewed before the ACT Expo, Long Beach, CA provided the starting point for the two-week cross-country CNG rally, CNG from Sea to Shining Sea, that kicked off Memorial Day as a major road show to promote NGVs. It ended in Washington, DC, June 10.

              In the bus and refuse truck sectors, CNG continues to make inroads with both sectors deploying Cummins Westport NGV engines.

              Thomas built buses and a Daimler affiliate Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp have introduced a CNG version of their Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses. Thomas calls the new bus the first CNG engine in the industry on the Type C vehicle, and it has begun taking orders.

              The Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG bus sports a 6.7-liter, dedicated NGV, spark-ignition Cummins Westport ISB 6.7 G engine. And the new bus has been certified by both the California Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPAs 2013 emission requirements.

              For the refuse sector, Peterbilt has launched a new Model 520 truck including a natural gas option. The standard Peterbilt 520 has a Paccar MX-11 diesel engine, but now 8.9-liter ISLG or 11.9-liter ISX12 G engines from Cummins Westport are also available.
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                It isnt clear who drove the Impala. It is also curious how the vehicles with the 8 gge tanks did on the 407 miles between Mesa and Albuquerque (likely switched the bi-fuel vehicles to gasoline) because the map shows that Winslow was skipped. By calculations at www.veloroutes.org, the Hwy 87 route (skipping Winslow) has a total elevation gain of 10500 ft compared with using Interstate 17 through Flagstaff to Winslow which has a gain of 8000 ft. They would have also had difficulty on the 287 miles from Albuquerque to Amarillo, unless they got more than 36 mpg.

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                  Gary Smith was the third driver; Brian Patterson also helped with driving; Eastbound trip was shortened 75 miles by skipping Winslow fuel stop by driving to Albuquerque from Mesa - 45 min shorter. This was in order to return in time to meet work commitments. The two vehicles with the 8 gge tanks (Tahoe & Impala) switched to gasoline when needed - which would have been the "shortcut" as well as the 287 miles from Albuquerque to Amarillo. All of this was learned in a conversation by phone with Pat Riley, Sea to Shining Sea event coordinator and F-150 driver, whom (may require correction) works for Gibson Utility District, Trenton TN.
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                    Over a dozen publicity stops have been announced for the 2017 Sea to Shining Sea NGV Road Rally. According to NGVAmerica, this year s 4,825-mile road trip, from Long Beach, Calif., to Washington, D.C., is a celebratory journey that includes a multitude of host sites across America. A variety of vehicles available today that run on natural gas will be incorporated into multiple stops throughout the country over a two-week period.

                    https://ngtnews.com/ngvamerica-promo...ngv-road-rally
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                      Greater Indiana is excited to participate in the 2nd annual ‘From Sea-to-Shining-Sea’ NGV Road Rally Across America, a two-week west coast-to-east coast celebratory journey that highlights the benefits of using CNG-LNG-RNG in transportation. Greater Indiana Clean Cities and ampCNG will host a stop at the Fair Oaks Dairy CNG Station on June 12.

                      http://greaterindiana.com/greater-in...y-cng-station/
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                        Final week for 2017 Sea-to-Shining-Sea CNG road rally. Informative interactive map at this link which, itself, has a link to the spreadsheet of contacts and addresses of the stops:

                        http://www.ngvamerica.org/2017rally/

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                          NGVAmerica hosted the final stop on the 2nd annual From Sea-to-Shining-Sea NGV Road Rally Across America on Friday, June 16 2017, in Washington, D.C. Event sponsors (the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, D.C. Department of Public Works, NGVAmerica, Washington Gas, Trillium CNG and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments) welcomed guests to Freedom Plaza, where many NGVs were on display, including street sweeping trucks, refuse trucks, dump trucks and light-duty vehicles. This year’s 18-stop, 4,825-mile journey began outside of Long Beach, CA, on June 5 and included 16 stops and rally events.

                          http://www.ngvjournal.com/nationwide...ashington-d-c/
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                            June 9 2017 by Lauren Tyler - Road Rally stopped at the Greater Tulsa area s tenth public CNG station next to the Transit terminal at 7952 E 33rd St.

                            Standing behind a construction sign which states, PROGRESS AS PROMISED City of Tulsa - Improve Our Tulsa Sales Tax - the new CNG station will be open to the public seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and will be utilized to fuel the city s growing CNG fleet, as well as Tulsa Transit buses and public vehicles. The station, which cost approximately $1.8 million, accommodates small vehicles, large buses and Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

                            https://ngtnews.com/ngv-road-rally-r...-station-tulsa



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