FueLNG Chalks Up Bunkering Century on Singapore Scoreboard

| Singapore | Source: FueLNG
Keppel's KST Liberty LNG dual-fuel tug

Keppel Smit Towage’s KST Liberty – LNG dual-fuel tug

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has set a new industry milestone for Singapore with the completion of its 100th LNG bunkering operation with no loss-time incidents, and in accordance with the Technical reference (TR) 56 standard for LNG bunkering in Singapore. Read more »

Lombardy Issues Tender to Expand LNG Refuelling Network

| Italy: Milan | Source: Regione Lombardia
Lombardy: Green planet against blue sky and clean nature

Image: Regione Lombardia

Italy’s Lombardy Region has published a tender for the development of a regional network of vehicle refuelling stations supplying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The invitation to tender arises from a council resolution passed last December that approved a Department of Economic Development proposal to support LNG for road transportation. Read more »

RNG Reaches 32% of Natural Gas Fuel Sold in USA

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVA Chart from infographic re RNG growth 2018Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and the California-based Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) celebrate the achievement of Renewable natural gas (RNG) reaching 32 percent of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in calendar year 2018. Given the spate of RNG developments covered by NGV Global News in the first quarter of 2019, that figures looks set to reach new ground in 2019. Read more »

Definitive Reviewed Study Confirms Major Emissions Benefits of LNG as Marine Fuel

| United Kingdom: London | Source: SEA\LNG

SEA\LNG and SGMF Study Marine Fuel - Cover ImageA Well-to-Wake study commissioned by marine industry group SEA\LNG and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and launched last week delivers definitive figures for GHG emissions and confirms LNG as major contributor in meeting IMO’s 2050 GHG targets for shipping. SEA\LNG Chairman Peter Keller says the study “highlights the genuine, substantiated GHG benefits of using today’s marine engines capable of burning natural gas”. Read more »

HAM Group Acknowledged as Natural Gas in Mobility Pioneer

| Spain: Madrid | Source: HAM

Antonio Murugo receives award at GASNAMSpain’s HAM Group is the proud recipient of an Environmental Entrepreneurship award, bestowed during the VII GASNAM Congress in Madrid last week. The award recognised HAM as a pioneer in the promotion of natural gas in mobility. From humble beginnings four decades ago, HAM now delivers technology and expertise across Europe. Read more »

DNV GL and Keppel to Jointly Conceive Suite of LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Norway: Oslo | Source: DNV GL - Maritime

The move toward widespread uptake of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel received has further impetus with classification society DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), agreeing to work together to that effect. KMDTech designs and engineers specialised vessels include ice-class vessels, LNG carriers, LNG bunkers, dredgers, etc. Read more »

Winners Selected in Singaporean ‘Low Cost LNG Retrofit’ Challenge

| Singapore | Source: NTU
VLOC Cape Hawk

Capesize VLOC ‘Cape Hawk’ (image: Maritime-Connector)

Following a national competition organised last year in Singapore to develop green solutions for the shipping industry, prizes have been awarded for concepts that will contribute to the reduction of CAPEX when retrofitting vessels for LNG marine fuel propulsion. Professor Low Teck Seng, Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation (NRF) presented the prizes at the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC) 2019 last week. Read more »

Record Year for Czech Republic CNG Fuel Supplier

| Czech Republic: Prague | Source: TZ Bonett

Bonett CNG dispenserCzech fuel vendor Bonett added four new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in 2018 to retain its position as the largest private CNG network in the Czech Republic. It also achieved record sales of 11.56 million m3 and accounted for more than 15% of the total volume. That has made 2018 its fourth consecutive year as the largest CNG seller in the country. Read more »

Valley Metro Adds 24 CNG Buses to Phoenix Fleet

| USA: St. Cloud MN | Source: New Flyer

New Flyer Phoenix CNG bus Valley Metro 2016

An earlier New Flyer bus supplied to Valley Metro

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA), operating out of Phoenix, Arizona, has exercised options to purchase 24 additional Xcelsior® forty-foot, compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty transit buses from New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. Read more »

Burckhardt Compressors Planned for Dual-Fuel LNG Carrier

| Switzerland: Winterthur | Source: Burckhardt Compression

Burckhardt Compression from BOG to Fuel Burckhardt Compression, a global manufacturer of reciprocating compressor systems, is outfitting a 30,000 m3 LNG carrier operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping AS with Laby® compressors. They form an integral component of the onboard Wärtsilä dual-fuel system. Read more »