Cummins Top Sponsor of World LNG Fuels 2014
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 10/11/13 -- Global engine
manufacturer, Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), will lead some 30
organizations in sponsoring World LNG Fuels 2014 at the Houston
George R Brown Convention Center, Jan. 21-23. The three-day event
features the latest advancements in fueling heavy-duty transportation
and industry with natural gas, often in liquid form (LNG) to maximize
storage density. Cummins offers gas-fueled engines ranging from 230
hp for light-duty fleets to 2,700 hp (2000 kW) for power plants.
The company projects that by 2020, nearly 30 percent of its high
horsepower engine production will be gas fueled due to an increasing
abundance of natural gas and relative low cost. Cummins currently is
working to fuel its "Hedgehog" family of engines with natural gas,
complementing the QSK95, a 95-liter engine unveiled in 2011 that will
be the company's largest high-speed diesel. It also is developing an
in-house 15-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for on-highway
applications, which is expected to be in production by 2016 to
complement existing gas engines, including the ISX12G, the ISL G and
"Of all the transportation markets, though, natural gas has achieved
the greatest penetration in oilfield services," said Bob Nimocks,
chairman of the World LNG Fuels program committee and president of
Zeus Development Corporation. "Already, some 5% of the 8,000 power
units in North America are fueled with gas. That's up from zero in
four years. We're thrilled Cummins will sponsor the event and host a
tour of its Houston Oil & Gas Center of Excellence."
The tour will feature demonstrations of gas-fueled engines and
displays of its engines-test facilities. Integrated power packages
for drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations will be featured.
The company also will display on the George R Brown exhibit floor
gas-fueled units of its popular QSK50 with dual-fuel technology for
well servicing and a QSK60G genset. Nearly a hundred companies
involved in the rapidly growing LNG fuel industry are slated to
Featured speakers during the event include legendary investor T.
Boone Pickens; Doug Suttles, CEO, Encana Corp; Henrik Madsen, CEO,
DNV GL; Andrew Littlefair, chairman and CEO, Clean Energy Fuels; and
Richard Brown, president & CEO, Ferus Inc., among others.
More information is available at http://www.worldlngfuels.com, or by
contacting Feh Yee Siow at (713) 952-9500.
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