June 27, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino discusses topics around the investing world.
In today's edition, Isaac sounds off on yet another exciting announcement from one of the leading manufacturers of natural gas conversion engines, Westport Innovations. For investors bullish on natural gas as a transportation fuel, the news of Westport's second agreement with General Motors could provide a catalyst for the entire industry. The deal pushes natural gas technologies into a more mainstream consumer segment through light-duty vehicles such as sedans, pickup trucks, and SUVs. Not surprisingly, the announcement sparked a rally in Westport's stock, up 9.2% at the market close. Likewise, Clean Energy Fuels, a leader in building out natural gas fueling stations, jumped 2.2% on the positive natty gas news.
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