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American Power Group to convert fleet to NG

Jason Cannon January 25, 2013

American Power Group, Inc. has received purchase orders totaling $1.5 million from Cudd Energy Services to upgrade and convert diesel pumps used for hydraulic fracturing to APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System.

APG says it will provide full turnkey installation including engineering services under an EPA Test Exemption while completing the EPA Memo 1A Testing and Compliance process, similar to the procedure APG completed in June 2012 for a different high-horsepower non-road compression ignition engine family. APG says expects the installations to be completed during the next two calendar quarters in conjunction with the scheduled completion of the Memo 1A Testing.

Cudd Energy Services, a subsidiary of RPC Inc., is an oilfield service company offering a broad range of technical and specialized oilfield services to companies engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas worldwide. 

“We are extremely pleased that Cudd Energy Services has selected APG’s dual fuel technology for the conversion of a hydraulic fracturing rig in the Marcellus Shale region,” says Lyle Jensen, American Power Group CEO. “This marks our first full hydraulic fracturing rig conversion and our third major customer installation this year in the Marcellus Shale. APG’s dual fuel system gives the oil and gas service contractor the maximum flexibility to utilize either liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), pipeline gas, or qualified well-head gas as a natural gas fuel source to displace diesel for a significant net fuel savings and lower emissions.”

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