Nat Gas News July 7, 2017

Nat Gas News July 7, 2017

Kenworth broadens availability of natural gas engines

American Trucker reports: Kenworth Truck Co. is broadening the availability of the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G “near zero NOx” natural gas engine among its truck models. Rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the exhaust emissions of the Cummins Westport ISL G NZ are 90% lower than the current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) NOx limit of 0.2 g/bhp-hr (grams per brake horsepower hour) and also meet the 2017 EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) emission requirements, according to the OEM. Kenworth is making this engine available on its T680 on-highway tractor plus and T880 and T880S vocational model. The company added that its engine operates on 100% natural gas, which can be carried on the vehicle in either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) form and is also compatible with renewable natural gas (RNG). For more on this story visit trucker.com or click the following link http://bit.ly/2tWytqw

Trump pitches US natural gas to European leaders, suggests Russian gas holds them hostage

Trump pitches US natural gas to European leaders, suggests Russian gas holds them hostage – CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday pitched U.S. energy exports to Europe as an alternative to supplies from Russia, a nation he suggested had held the region hostage in the past. Trump made the comments in Warsaw, Poland, where he attended a meeting of the Three Seas Initiative, an effort by 12 Central and Eastern European nations to increase trade, infrastructure and energy ties. Many of the Three Seas nations remain highly dependent on Russia for natural gas. For more on this story visit cnbc.com or click the following link http://cnb.cx/2sRtqmp

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