LNG truck plans take a hit

Fuel supplier Shell appear to have pulled the rug from under trucking operators and truck manufacturers who are looking at Liquefied Natural Gas as an alternative fuel. The company has revealed they are shelving a plan to open a number of LNG refuelling facilities along the Hume Highway.   The main impediment to the development of LNG as a transport fuel has been the dire lack of refuelling facilities in Australia. The plan by...

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Need more lube and batteries – Isuzu has you covered

Isuzu Trucks continues to expand its Lubricant and Genuine Battery ranges with the recent addition of two new oils and a battery to its product line. For extra lubrication, Isuzu’s comprehensive oil selection now has 85W/140 LS Limited Slip Diff Oil and NextGen Light Commercial Oil. The 85W/140 LS Limited Slip Diff Oil is ideal for all highly stressed standard and limited slip differentials in cars, vans, trucks, tractors,...

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Caltex increases AdBlue availability at the pump

Caltex Australia is to further expand its network of sites where AdBlue is available at the bowser. Caltex said its increased availability of AdBlue – a product specifically designed to meet the stringent manufacturer requirements for operating newer European and North American vehicles – offered a convenient option for the transport industry as it looked to reduce its exhaust emissions. There are currently 32 Caltex sites equipped...

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Volvo to run DME vehicles in North America

Volvo Trucks has taken a forward leap with vehicles running on alternative fuels. Within a couple of years, trucks running on DME – an energy-efficient fuel with low environmental impact – will be introduced in the North American market. “It’s clear that DME technology shows great potential for North America and allows Volvo to further its commitment to both our customers and the environment,” says Göran Nyberg,...

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Myth busting LNG demo

Together ConocoPhillips and EVOL LNG brought liquefied natural gas (LNG) centre stage at a live demonstration last week, busting myths about the safety of the product at the forefront of Australia’s multi-billion dollar energy industry. United States LNG expert from global energy company ConocoPhillips, Peter Micciche, demonstrated the non-toxic and non-explosive properties of LNG using a beach ball, a balloon and a goldfish. Friday...

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Kleenheat and Vic Gov expand LNG network to Wodonga

Kleenheat Gas’ EVOL LNG and the Victorian Government have opened the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refuelling station in Wodonga, 300 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, as part of a joint commitment to increasing LNG availability in regional Victoria. The refuelling station at Caltex Wodonga is the first of five new stations planned for regional Victoria. With support from EVOL LNG customers, this will see the establishment of a...

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