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    BRC Fuelmaker / CuboGas announce new models of Phill and Fast Fill stations for North America.


    By G. David Felt

    Staff Writer Alternative Energy - CheersandGears.com

    Friday, December 21, 2012

    BRC Fuelmaker / CugoGas announced two new Phill Home CNG Fueling models and American Made Fast Fill CNG Stations. BRC Fuelmaker/CugoGas looks to jump start the market for CNG (Natural Gas) powered cars and Home Fueling appliances by introducing two lower priced models of their Phill Product line as well as introduce Local Manufactured Fast Fill Stations in a Container that will drive down the cost of building a Fast Fill natural gas public fueling station.

    Press Release on Page 2


    At the Dec 10th Las Vegas distributors meeting, BRC Fuelmaker rolled out to attendees two new models of Phill their Entry level time fill CNG solution. The Phill allows refueling of a CNG powered vehicle at home or business enabling owners to take advantage of historically low natural gas prices. Compressed Natural Gas vehicles are offered for sale by GM, Honda, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, and Toyota with additional models able to be converted by EPA certified conversion shops.

    Current version of the Phill Standard sells for around $5000 plus installation for a well-built CSA certified natural gas fueling appliance. This is the only current certified unit in North America for home fueling. The new Phill Basic should sell for around $4640 and the Phill Smart around $4600 and available starting Jan 2nd 2013.

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    The Standard Phill comes with earthquake mounting bracket, fueling hose, complete dry pump system with air cooling and has built in leak detectors, built in self-regenerative dryer for the incoming gas supply. All total a complete self-enclosed system for drying, pumping and self-checking for a safe home fueling solution, able to be mounted and used in enclosed garages or outside.

    New additions:

    Phill Basic: This unit is identical to the Phill Standard except that it does not have the regenerative dryer. For states that actually deliver to the home a dry natural gas supply you can have an inside or outside fueling appliance with no dryer.

    Phill Smart: This unit is identical to the Phill Standard except for having no dryer and no internal leak detectors/sensors. This is an outside only unit.

    Government requirement is that the gas supply does not have more than 4 - 7 lbs. of water per million cubic feet of natural gas. For all states this is a standard that gas supply companies are to follow as directed by the government which allows one to fuel without the need for a dryer. Yet in some states you have private natural gas supplies with high water content so a dryer is still required.

    CuboGas announces production of North American made Fast Fill CNG Solutions.

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    CuboGas will start production of their container fast fill CNG solution stations in North America starting in Jan 2013. To quote their management team, BRC Fuelmaker / CuboGas see’s North America as their largest growth market and will be investing for the long term in fast fill and time fill CNG solutions while creating American Jobs.

    With average cost of a fast fill station running from 1 to 3 million dollars and being in ground piece meal solutions, CuboGas looks to simplify building Fast Fill stations by offering container enclosed solutions. This allows one to have a cement pad with Electricity and gas at the pad. Bring in the CuboGas container solution of their choice and bolt it to the pad, run the stainless steel lines to the islands with the dispensers and have a Fast Fill station in no time. No ground contamination, minimal extensive build out leading to faster startup for these fast fill solutions.

    North America is expected to have a rapid growth of both Home\business time fill CNG fueling as well as public Fast Fill CNG solutions as America moves to kick the Oil habit.


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    Great news, More help on the CNG Front from the Fed's! :)

    Natural gas vehicle advocates have gotten back their 50¢ per gallon or gallon equivalent tax credits and a $30,000 infrastructure tax credit, also retroactive for 2012.

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    Clean Energy’s LNG fueling station near McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, photographed as Congress wrangled over the American Taxpayer Relief Act on New Year’s Eve.

    “For LNG, the fuel tax credit helps compensate for the federal LNG tax penalty,” NGVAmerica’s Kolodziej told F&F. “Eliminating that penalty is high on our Congressional agenda for 2013.” (The penalty has to do the LNG’s lower per-gallon energy content as compared with diesel.)

    “For CNG, the fuel tax credit will increase NGVs’ economic advantage and help accelerate the industry’s ability to displace foreign oil,” Kolodziej says.

    “We are extremely pleased that Congress included the $0.50 per gallon alternative fuel tax credit in the American Taxpayer Relief Act passed yesterday,” said Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) president and CEO Andrew Littlefair.

    “This will help the acceleration of natural gas as a transportation fuel,” Littlefair told F&F this afternoon. “Hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the U.S. are currently enjoying the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas, an abundant, domestic and cleaner-burning fuel choice.

    http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/fuels/cng/2013/01/tax-relief-and-then-some/

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