SOURCE: American Power Group Corporation
LYNNFIELD, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2013) - American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. ("APG") has received purchase orders totaling approximately $200,000 from Collicutt Energy Services, its stationary authorized dealer and certified installer in Alberta and Western Canada. The orders are for the conversion of drilling rigs for two of the leading drilling and well service providers in Alberta. In conjunction with these orders, APG worked with Collicutt to have APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas™ System become the first dual fuel solution to obtain the Canadian Standards Association ("CSA") Inspection and Acceptance approval for operating on an oil and gas rig in Canada.
Collicutt Energy Services is a leading service provider in North America, and headquartered in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with over 30 years of experience in the power generation and gas compression industry. Through its locations in Alberta, British Columbia, California, Nevada, Alaska, and Hawaii, Collicutt provides design and engineering services, field sales and support, large equipment overhaul and refurbishment and parts inventory for the power generation and gas compression industries.
Darryl Schmidt, Vice President of Operations for Collicutt Energy Services, stated, "We worked closely with the Alberta Municipal Affairs (Gas Codes Division) to ensure our conversions are in compliance with the new Safety Codes Act, making these dual fuel conversions the first within the Province to comply with these more stringent safety requirements. The APG dual fuel solution provides our customers with a significant competitive advantage in a very competitive, bottom-line driven industry. Several oil and gas drilling and service company clients are estimating a potential annual net fuel savings of over $1.0 million dollars per drilling rig using APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas™ Dual Fuel Upgrade System. We look forward to increasing our market share with compliance to these new safety requirements."
Lyle Jensen, CEO of American Power Group, stated, "We are pleased to see continued traction in the Canadian region with new customers that are leaders in the oil and gas drilling services market. We have only seen the tip of the iceberg considering the number of diesel engines that are candidates for APG's dual fuel upgrade in this region. In addition to differentiating APG with favorable emissions results, APG will be the first known dual fuel system to obtain the CSA Inspection and Acceptance sticker in the oil & gas industry. Similar to Underwriters Lab ("UL") approval in the United States, the CSA Inspection and Acceptance mark shows that a product has met CSA's recognized standards for safety and performance. This recognition is another great example of the robustness and reliability of our APG system."
About American Power Group Corporation
American Power Group's alternative energy subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc., provides a cost-effective patented Turbocharged Natural Gas™ conversion technology for vehicular, stationary and off-road mobile diesel engines. American Power Group's dual fuel technology is a unique non-invasive energy enhancement system that converts existing diesel engines into more efficient and environmentally friendly engines that have the flexibility to run on: (1) diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas; (2) diesel fuel and compressed natural gas; (3) diesel fuel and pipeline or well-head gas; and (4) diesel fuel and bio-methane, with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation at any time. The proprietary technology seamlessly displaces up to 80% of the normal diesel fuel consumption with the average displacement ranging from 40% to 65%. The energized fuel balance is maintained with a proprietary read-only electronic controller system ensuring the engines operate at original equipment manufacturers' specified temperatures and pressures. Installation on a wide variety of engine models and end-market applications require no engine modifications unlike the more expensive invasive fuel-injected systems in the market. See additional information at: www.americanpowergroupinc.com.
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