Pennsylvania Opens Third Round of Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

| USA, Harrisburg PA

U.S. State of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will open the third round of Natural Gas Vehicle grants on Saturday, Aug. 30 and will provide an estimated $6 million to help pay for the incremental purchase and conversion costs of heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicles. Read more »

Port of Gävle LNG Terminal Approved for Supply of Transport & Industrial Fuel

| Sweden

Port of Gävle - site of proposed Skangass LNG terminalThe Swedish Government (Länsstyrelsen in Dalarnas Län – County Administrative Board of Dalarna) has granted Skangass AS permission to build and operate a new Terminal for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) within the harbour in Gävle, Sweden. Skangass aims at starting the construction work during 2015. Read more »

Wärtsilä to Maintain Harvey Gulf’s 6 LNG OSVs

| USA

 STX Marine Harvey Gulf 5th LNG PSVWärtsilä, a marine industry solutions and services provider, has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC (Harvey Gulf). This five-year agreement was signed in August 2014 and it covers Condition Based Maintenance and Dynamic Maintenance Planning for six liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled platform supply vessels using 18 Wärtsilä 34 dual-fuel engines, plus two diesel-powered vessels. Read more »

LNG Overshadows Other Marine Fuels in MARAD Study

| USA, Washington DC

“Natural gas fuels reduce air quality pollutants substantially”

The Washington-based U.S. Department of Maritime Administration (MARAD) recently released a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas versus conventional marine fuels. This study was conducted as a part of MARAD’s Maritime Environmental & Technology Assistance program, which focuses efforts on emerging marine transportation and environmental issues. Read more »

MAN Lion’s City GL CNG is “Bus of the Year 2015″

| Germany, Munich
MAN Lion's City 18m CNG

MAN Lion’s City GL CNG 18m

The MAN Lion’s City GL CNG city bus has been acclaimed as “Bus of the Year 2015″. In the “Euro Bus Test”, the articulated bus powered by gas impressed an international jury of recognised journalists. The award is one of the most prestigious trophies in the bus sector. Read more »

Wärtsilä Upgrades LNGPac Marine Fuel System

| Finland, Helsinki
Wärtsilä new LNGPac system

Wärtsilä new LNGPac system

With LNG becoming increasingly viable and popular as a marine fuel, Wärtsilä continues to develop technical solutions that facilitate this trend. The latest Wärtsilä developments in this field involve an upgraded version of the Wärtsilä LNGPac, a fully integrated fuel gas handling system, and improvements to the coveted Wärtsilä Gas Valve Unit (GVU). Read more »

KCATA CNG Fast-Fill Station Biggest in Missouri

| USA, Kansas City MO
KCATA CNG fuelling station in construction

KCATA CNG fuelling station in construction

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has opened its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, the largest fast-fill station in the U.S. state of Missouri and the Kansas City region. The station allows buses to be fueled in less than seven minutes, and will enable KCATA to fill more than 200 buses nightly. The agency currently has 17 CNG buses in its fleet with eight more arriving next month. Read more »

Maryland Opens Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program

| USA, Annapolis MD

The U.S. state of Maryland is calling for grant applications for installation of fast fill stations in Maryland, anticipating four or more grants will be approved. The Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program is intended to aid in the development of public access, natural gas refilling infrastructure in the State. The growth of natural gas fuel stations will assist Maryland to move away from reliance on traditional petroleum. Read more »

Volvo Trucks Adds Methane-Powered FE Model

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Volvo FE CNG

Volvo FE CNG

Volvo Trucks is expanding its model range in Europe with a new version of the Volvo FE running entirely on methane gas. The Volvo FE CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) has been primarily developed for operations involving short driving cycles with repeated starts and stops such as refuse collection and local distribution. It is equipped with a new 9-litre Euro 6 gas-powered engine featuring spark plug technology and automatic transmission. Read more »

US Convenience Store Chain Reaches 28 CNG Stations

| USA, La Crosse WI

Kwik Trip CNG StationIn the US, upper-Midwest convenience chain store operator Kwik Trip Inc. has opened their 28th compressed natural gas (CNG) station. The most recently added include Davenport, IA, Lake Mills and Eau Claire, WI. Kwik Trip opened its first CNG location in April of 2012 and has since then continued to develop a functional CNG fueling infrastructure throughout the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Read more »

GE Capital and VNG Increase Access to CNG for US Fleet Owners

| USA, Eden Prairie MN

VNG CNG StationGlobal fleet management company GE Capital Fleet Services has entered into an agreement in the US with VNG.co, a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility provider, to support the expansion of the CNG refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles. Read more »

Tacoma LNG Facility Approved for Domestic and Transport Fuel

| USA, Bellevue WA

The Port of Tacoma in the U.S. northwest has approved a lease for plans by Puget Sound Energy to build a $275 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. Although the proposed facility is primarily to ensure supply for domestic customers in Western Washington during periods of peak demand, it will also provide an opportunity to serve local transportation companies looking to shift from traditional fuel sources to cleaner LNG. Read more »

High Plains Bioenergy CNG Station Complements Alt-Fuel Aspirations

| USA, Guymon OK

Seaboard Foods logs 7+ million CNG miles

TruStar Energy, a leading developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure throughout the US, has celebrated the grand opening of High Plains Bioenergy (HPB)’s fast-fill CNG station which is located across the road from their Guymon, Oklahoma processing facility. This station is HPB’s first public station and offers 24/7 access.  Read more »

Cryogenics Supplier Selected for US LNG Bunker Barges

| USA, Houston TX

LNG America bunker barge designLNG America has selected cryogenic storage systems company Taylor-Wharton to commence the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of the company’s 3,000 cubic meter Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015. Read more »