Hermes is First UK Parcel Carrier to Order 100% Renewable Gas HGVs

| United Kingdom | Source: Hermes

Hermes Launches IVECO StralisThe UK division of Hermes Europe GmbH, the consumer delivery specialist, has placed the largest ever initial order of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles in 2018 in the UK, and is the first parcel carrier to have ordered the fleet of HGV tractor units running on 100% renewable biomethane, a renewable natural gas. Read more »

AET Tankers Welcomes First LNG Dual-fuel Aframaxes

| South Korea and Singapore | Source: AET Tankers

AET Aframax LNG for Shell charter Q4 2018Singapore-based AET Tankers Pte Ltd has named and welcomed its first LNG dual-fuelled aframax vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu at a ceremony this week, held at the Samsung Heavy Industry Co Ltd’s (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The 113,400 dwt vessels are in compliance with NOx Tier III emission when operating in gas mode. Read more »

Clean Energy to Meet Upward Demand for RNG Fuel with BP Supply

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy and BP logosGlobal fuel producer BP and North American fuel provider Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have entered into an agreement which will secure an increased supply of renewable natural gas (RNG) through Clean Energy’s extensive fueling infrastructure. The development acknowledges the rapidly growing global trend to utilise RNG as a sustainable fuel for transportation. Read more »

Gasum Augments Nordic LNG Supply with 100% Ownership of Skangas

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum
Coral Energy

Skangas’s natural gas fuelled carrier Coral Energy

Nordic energy company Gasum has increased its shareholding in LNG company Skangas to 100%. The acquisition strengthens a key element of Gasum’s strategy and will further enhance the development of the Nordic gas market and LNG distribution network. In 2014, Gasum became Skangas’s majority shareholder with a 51% holding, and in 2017 the share grew to 70%. Read more »

EU Approves Funding for Baleària-Five Conversion to LNG

| Spain: Dénia | Source: Baleària
MV Bahama Mama will be converted to LNG

MV Bahama Mama will be converted to LNG

The Spanish shipping company Baleària’s multi-vessel conversion project is one of several Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) initiatives to be approved in the latest round of the European Union’s TEN-T funding for sustainable and innovative transport projects. Baleària submitted its application as part of TEN-T’s CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program. The company’s objective, being to remotorize five ferries of its fleet, has been described by the EU as “excellent”. Read more »

India Launches SATAT Initiative Promoting RNG as Fuel for Transportation

| India: New Delhi | Source: IndianOil

CBG Initiative Launch in IndiaOn October 1, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, launched an initiative aimed at developing supply of renewable natural gas for India’s automotive market. He said that the gas is a clean and cheaper mode of fuel and the Government has taken several steps to promote its production and usage. Read more »

Gas from Paper Production Waste to Power Natural Gas Vehicles in Sweden

| Sweden: Nymölla | Source: Gasum

Gasum green fieldsThe circular economy continues to strengthen in Sweden following an agreement between energy company Gasum and paper manufacturer Stora Enso which will lead to the production of biomethane from waste waters at the latter’s Nymölla Mill in the country’s far south. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s waste water effluent into renewable energy. Read more »

Naturgas to Stimulate CNG Uptake for Colombia’s Aburrá Valley

| Colombia: Medellín | Source: Naturgas

Colombia_EPM segundo-distribuidor-gasThe president of the Colombian Natural Gas Association, Orlando Cabrales Segovia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that seeks to promote the consumption of cleaner energy sources such as natural gas for mobility in the Aburrá Valley, in Colombia’s populous Andean Region. According to the president the primary objective is to promote a cleaner automotive fleet in this environmentally sensitive area. Read more »

Nashik Next for CNG Fuel in India

| India: Nashik | Source: Times of India

Nashik, MaharashtraNashik, an ancient holy city in the northwest region of Maharashtra in India, is set to become another growth region for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles as India responds to the government’s call for increased use of this cleaner and increasingly available fuel. A Times of India report states Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd (MNGL) plans to construct 156 CNG stations in the city over the next eight years. Read more »

China-to-Russia NGV Rally Concludes in Moscow

| Russia: Moscow | Source: Eugene Pronin

Gas into Motors Rally vehicles at finishThe world’s longest NGV rally ‘Gas into Engines’, crossing China, Qazaqstan (formerly Kazakhstan) and Russia, concluded October 7 in Moscow. 18 OEM LNG and CNG powered vehicles participated in the event which commenced September 4 in Rudong, China. Also concluding it’s journey was a VW Passat CNG which completed a return crossing of the entire Eurasian landmass. Read more »