Westport Expands Ford Dedicated CNG Lineup

| Canada, Vancouver

Ford Transit VanWestport is expanding its 2015 vehicle lineup with natural gas fueling options for companies who are adding the all-new Ford Transit Van and Cutaway to their fleet.  As a Ford qualified vehicle modifier (QVM), Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG™ Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000 GVW and below. Both versions of the Transit Van and Cutaway will be EPA and CARB certified. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles – Not an Option but a Preferred Choice


Middle East NGV Summit – Abu Dhabi, 8 – 10 September 2014

Natural gas is almost 75% less costlier than oil and has proved to help reduce the biggest concerns that countries are facing regarding CO2 emission, especially from Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV). Fazal Ali Khan, CNG Development Manager at Emirates Gas LLC (ENOC Group) will talk about how Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) are not an option but a preferred choice, at the Middle East NGV Summit. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes Natural Gas Filling Station Map

| Europe

NGVA Europe station mapNGVA Europe has published a European map of CNG and LNG filling stations. Apart from station locations and information about opening hours and acceptable forms of payment, the map also has facility to plan a travel route across Europe and have that route populated with available refueling stations. There is also a directory of stations and a system for finding stations within a selected radius of a given location. Go to www.ngvaeurope.eu/get-directions.

Port of Rostock – Gazprom MOU Focuses on LNG as Transport Fuel

| Germany, Rostock and Russia, Moscow

Port of Rostock, GermanyGAZPROM and the operator of the Baltic Sea port of Rostock, Hafen-Entwicklungs-gesellschaft Rostock mbH, have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the LNG market. The cooperation will focus on the development, marketing, and usage of LNG (liquefied natural gas) in road transport and shipping in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Read more »

Gas Natural Fenosa CNG Station a First for Galicia

| Spain,San Cibrao das Viñas

Gas Natural Fenosa CNG station opens in GaliciaGas Natural Fenosa has opened its first natural gas fueling station in Spain’s north west region of Galicia. The new facility consists of two compressors, each rated at 225 Nm3 / h, and two dispensers for compressed natural gas (CNG). The infrastructure is designed to supply the equivalent of 80 light vehicles per day (18 GWh / year). Read more »

WGCPARIS2015 – Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

| France, Paris

WGCPARIS2015 logoWorld Gas Conference 2015, Paris, June 1-5
Dedicated Natural Gas for Transportation Village

Hosted by the Association Française du Gaz and organised by the International Gas Union (IGU), the World Gas Conference in Paris — WGCPARIS2015 — reminds interested parties the call for abstracts deadline is September 1. The theme of the WGCPARIS2015 conference is “Growing together towards a friendly planet”. Read more »

Wärtsilä to Manufacture Marine Dual-Fuel Engines with CSSC in China

| Finland and China
Wärtsilä 34DF and 46DF engines

Wärtsilä 34DF and 46DF marine engines

Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines. The CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co. Ltd factory will be located at Lingang, Shanghai and is expected to have its first engine ready for delivery by the end of 2015. The company will in particular target the growing offshore and LNG markets, as well as the market for very large container vessels. The Wärtsilä share of the joint venture is 49 per cent and the size of Wärtsilä’s equity investment is approximately EUR 12 million (USD 16.2 million). Read more »

Port of Antwerp Plans LNG Bunkering Station for Barges

| Belgium, Antwerp

Antwerp bunkering of LNG by truck will change to permanent bunkering in 2016 at Port of AntwerpAntwerp Port Authority has issued a European call for tenders in order to find a partner to design and build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering station. It must also be possible for trucks to fill up with LNG at the station. In the meantime the Port Authority is also allowing for the possibility that a private company may take the necessary initiatives to permit LNG bunkering at a permanent station. Read more »

Trinidad and Tobago Establishes Licence Structure for CNG Sales and Retrofits

| Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain

Trinidad & Tobago CNG licence noticeThe Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has created a licence system under which Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) may be sold and vehicle conversions carried out. The structured approach is intended to facilitate the development of CNG as a major fuel in the country. Read more »

GAZ Group to Produce New Models of CNG PAZ Buses

| Russia, Nizhny Novgorod

GAZ PAZ CNG small busesRussian commercial vehicle manufacturer GAZ Group has developed new eco-friendly small buses – the compressed natural gas buses PAZ-32053-11-CNG and PAZ-32053-11-CNG. The beginning of buses serial production is scheduled for the end of 2014. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki launches Ertiga Limited Edition with CNG Variant

| India, New Delhi

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Limited EditionIndian auto manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has introduced the Ertiga Limited Edition to mark the milestone of 150,000 unit sales in the Indian market. A compressed natural gas (CNG) variant is included in the Limited Edition range which will shortly be available at Maruti Suzuki dealers across the country. Read more »

Kenworth T680 Now Available with Natural Gas Engine

| USA, Kirkland WA
Kenworth T680 with Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine

Kenworth T680 sleeper with Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine

The Kenworth T680, manufactured by Kenworth Truck Company, is now available for order with a natural gas powered engine. The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 hp and 1,450 lb-ft of torque. Read more »

Greek-based Shippers Sign Wärtsilä to Maintain Dual-fuel LNG Engines for Twenty Ships

| Greece and Finland

Wärtsilä RT-flex50DF engineWärtsilä has signed Technical Management Agreements with four Greek liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship owners, Maran Gas Maritime Inc, Dynagas Ltd, TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd and Thenamaris LNG Inc. All agreements cover Condition Based Maintenance for a total of 80 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines for a five year period. The agreements have been signed between the third quarter of 2013 and the second quarter of 2014. Read more »

New Turkish Terminal Opts for LNG Tractors

| The Netherlands, Benschop
Terberg YT 182/222 tractor (non-LNG)

Conventional fuel YT 182/222

Terberg Benschop BV, international manufacturer of terminal, land and RoRo tractors based in Benschop, the Netherlands, is to supply 40 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered tractors to Asyaport, the first transhipment container hub port of Turkey. Located in Barbaros, Tekirdag province, some 130 km west of Istanbul, the port will receive YT222 tractors with 170kW Mercedes engines that are powerful enough to handle two trailers carrying 20 foot containers (TEUs). Read more »

Scania to Deliver First Euro 6 Buses to PT Transjakarta

| Indonesia, Jakarta

Scania Euro 6 Gas Bus for TransjakartaScania will deliver its very first articulated Euro 6 gas-fuelled buses to Indonesia. The 20 units will be delivered to the newly-established city-owned PT Transjakarta for operations on the TransJakarta Bus Rapid Transport system, considered as the world’s longest. Read more »