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Posted in Alternative Energy | Blogging | Communities | Current Events | Economic Development | Energy Conservation | Initiatives | Innovative Solutions | Marcellus Shale | Natural Gas
Larson Design Group (LDG) is currently designing a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in conjunction with the City of Williamsport. The station will be located at the River Valley Transit (RVT) garage on West Third Street in Williamsport and will be open to the public.
Why Natural Gas?
The price of CNG fluctuates between a half and a third of the price of gasoline. Maintenance costs for natural gas-powered vehicles (NGVs) are equal to or less than those of gas or diesel. Combined with government grants, significant savings can be an expected result of CNG-powered fleets. In fact, RVT has already received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and a $400,000 grant from the Department of Environmental Protection to help fund both the fueling station and the purchase of four CNG buses. RVT expects an annual savings of over $400,000 once the natural gas station is completed.Comments (3) | Permalink | Tags: CNG, Gas, Gas Station, Lycoming County, Marcellus, Marcellus Shale, Natural Gas, PA, public transportation, River Valley Transit, Williamsport
Posted in Current Events | Economic Development | Natural Gas
Photo: © Larson Design Group
We want to give you an introduction to this series of LDGBLOG posts. I say we, because I will share this space with Abbie Williams. Abbie and I will be sharing the conversations we have with people in the region, as well as our personal experiences within the natural gas industry.
I work for Larson Design Group; I’ll be looking out at the larger region and broader issues. I spend time in all areas of the region and New York State as well. I share thoughts and observations with all sorts of folks. Some are elected officials; some are running for office. I know dairy farmers, business owners, educators, and many more. These people are “one level” up and generally are trying to manage the change being brought to us by the Marcellus Shale development.
Abbie works for TerrAqua Resource Management (TARM). This subsidiary of LDG is involved in developing high-compliance solutions for field water management in the Marcellus Shale well development. As a young professional, she’ll share her experiences as part of this economic growth. She has strong connections to the community and knows a lot about the day-to-day challenges facing all of us.
We’ll post as individuals, allowing us to cover many different topics surrounding the Marcellus Shale Play. We will comment on each other’s experiences, and we hope you’ll comment as well.No comments yet | Permalink | Tags: Gas, Marcellus, Natural, Natural Gas, New York, Northern Tier, NY, Oil, PA, Pennsylvania, Shale, Tioga, Williamsport
Posted in Energy Conservation | Innovative Solutions
The term “alternative energy” is nothing new in this day and age but some of the innovations are certainly novel. There is ocean thermo-electric conversion in Puerto Rico that takes advantage of the temperature differences between the surface water and deep sea water. The Coast Guard in Maine harness tidal currents to generate electricity. The Republic of Rwanda in eastern-central Africa extracts trapped gases from a lake to generate electricity. Technologies like solar and wind power have been around, but there are even innovations in these areas as well. Another technology that has not been in the spotlight as of late aims to help everyone. This is the water fuel cell, also known as the hydrogen fuel cell, an alternative form of electrolysis. It helps to understand the fuel cell by first understanding what basic electrolysis is, as shown in this short video.No comments yet | Permalink | Tags: cell, Fuel, Gas, hydroxy, Seyers, stan, vic, Water