Sparq Opens Oklahoma’s Largest Capacity CNG Station

| USA: Tulsa OK

Sparq Opens Oklahoma’s Largest Capacity CNG StationSparq Natural Gas, Timmons Oil Company, Dericks Leasing & Financial Company, and J-W Power have officially opened Oklahoma’s fastest public-fill CNG station, the 122nd public CNG station in the state. The 24/7-access station will feature the installation of J-W Power’s PowerFill technology – a patented compressor designed with heavy-duty trucks in mind – to speed up the fueling process. Read more »

HAM and FEGATRAMER to Facilitate Natural Gas Adoption for Transport

| Spain and Italy
Sevilla LCNG Station

HAM supplies CNG and LNG at this station in Sevilla.

Federación Gallega de Transportes de Mercancías (tr. Galician Federation of Transports), known as FEGATRAMER, has signed a collaboration agreement with Spain’s HAM Group that aims to encourage uptake of natural gas as a fuel for transportation. The agreement offers advantages to the members of the Galician Federation for the supply of natural gas to their vehicles from HAM stations. Read more »

Elengy Plans Mediterranean LNG Bunker Service

| France: Bois-Colombes
Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and subsidiary of GRTgaz within the ENGIE Group, will work with Fosmax LNG, its subsidiary and owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, to offer a new LNG bunker-vessel loading service. Elengy operates and develops three LNG terminals in France: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the Atlantic coast, Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the Mediterranean coast. Read more »

Paris Adds 150 Natural Gas Buses to RATP Fleet

| United Kingdom: London and France: Paris
Iveco Bus Contract Signed with RATP

Alain Batier, Director of RATP’s MRB department (L) with Sylvain Blaise, VP IVECO Bus

Parisienne commuters will be able to enjoy even more natural gas buses from 2019 when Parisian transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Trasports Parisiens) will receive 150 IVECO Bus Urbanway Natural Power buses. The order forms part of the city’s BUS 2025 plan to replace its entire fleet with non-polluting vehicles. Read more »

Toyota Prepares for Hydrogen Future

| Japan: Toyota City
Toyota FC Stack production building (artist rendition)

Toyota FC Stack production building (artist rendition)

Toyota’s vision of the future includes a significant ramp up of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle sales. Its sees global sales of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) increasing significantly after 2020, to at least 30,000 per year from today’s 3,000. To prepare for this growth, the company unveiled plans for two major new facilities today. Read more »

Enco to Invest USD 6.6M in CNG Stations for Mexico

| Mexico: Monterrey

ENCO CNG StationOnexpo Nacional, AC, the association representing Mexico’s gasoline station industry, reports that Energía y Combustibles (Enco) will invest MXN 130M (USD 6.6M) this year in new service stations for natural gas vehicles (NGV) in the country. About 30% of this sum will be directed to Nuevo León for the construction of a service centre for an as yet unnamed fleet operator and a self-service center located in the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey. Read more »

Bristol Buys 21 Scania Biogas Buses

| United Kingdom: Bristol

Scania biogas double deckers for BristolIn the UK, Bristol Community Transport has invested in a fleet of 21 Scania biogas buses for its m1 Metrobus route, which will be operated by First West. Metrobus is a new rapid public transport system for the West of England region. The m1 connects south Bristol, the city centre and the Bristol campus of the University of the West of England. Read more »

NGVA Europe Comments on Proposed CO2-limiting Regulations for HDVs

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

Sweden traffic imageThe European Commission has proposed new limits to CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. NGVA Europe says the proposed targets represent a real challenge for the industry: average CO2 emissions from new lorries and tractors foresee an intermediate step already in 2025 with a reduction of 15% compared to 2019. The proposal further seeks to make the reduction 30% by 2030. Read more »

Kiwa Expands Hydrogen Testing Centre in The Netherlands

| The Netherlands: Rijswijk

Kiwa H2 imageKiwa, a global supplier of Testing, Inspection and Certification services, has responded to increased demand from fuel-cell car manufacturers who are finding new ways to integrate components such as pressure regulators, protections and closures in one module. Kiwa has invested in a high capacity hydrogen compressor that allows optimal testing of these multiple on-tank valves. Read more »

Westport Will Sell CNG Compressor Business to Snam S.p.A.

| Canada: Vancouver BC

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its Cherasco, Italy-based compressed natural gas (CNG) compressor business to Snam S.p.A. for a cash purchase price of EUR 12.5M (USD 14.8M), subject to certain customary adjustments and closing conditions. Snam owns Europe’s largest, most accessible pipeline network (32,455 km), one of the largest storage infrastructures in the European Union (16.5 bcm capacity) and the first LNG terminal built in Italy. Read more »