NICE New Flyer CNG Buses x110 for NY State

| Canada, Winnipeg MB
New Flyer Xcelsior XN40

A New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 CNG-powered bus

New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer), a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, has been contracted by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) to supply up to 110 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses. NICE is operated by Transdev Services in the State of New York. Read more »

US Coast Guard Guides Use of LNG as a Marine Fuel

| USA

On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced the availability of two draft policy letters pertaining to LNG bunkering, for which it sought public comment. It has now issued notification of the availability of the finalized Coast Guard policy letters, including explanations of changes made to the policy letters and enclosures based on the public comments received. Read more »

EU HGV Weight Allowance Agreement Needs Speedy Adoption, Gasrec Says

| United Kingdom, London
Gasrec client HGVs

Gasrec client HGVs

Gasrec, European supplier of liquefied gas fuel for transport, has welcomed the European Union’s latest compromise agreement with the European Parliament which will pave the way for an increase in weight for HGVs converting to run on gas, ensuring they maintain their full load carrying capacity.

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California Energy Commission Funds Natural Gas Innovation Projects

| USA, Sacramento CA

The California Energy Commission approved almost $16 million in research grants to help develop the next generation of energy efficient technologies for commercial and residential buildings, $11 million for projects to convert feedstock and waste into biofuels and about $900,000 for natural gas innovations.

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Discuss NGVs, Plan for NGVs, Drive NGVs – UN Does It All

| UN - Switzerland, Geneva

UNECE NGVs Jan 2015Recognising the increasingly important role of natural gas in the world primary energy mix, UNECE gas experts came together on 20-21 January to explore the role of gas in achieving the objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The experts were updated on the work of the four Task Forces that are developing best practice guidelines and recommendations, including addressing the barriers to the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel. To highlight the characteristics and advantages of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) a test drive of natural gas cars was organized at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on Jan 21, a first for the UN.

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“O” Ring CNG and U.S. Gain Partner to Expand CNG Presence

| USA, Appleton WI

GAIN CNGDispensersU.S. Gain (GAIN® Clean Fuel), has partnered with compressed natural gas (CNG) provider and station builder, “O” Ring CNG Fuel Systems, LP (“O” Ring CNG) and its affiliates to co-brand “O” Ring CNG’s existing CNG stations as “O” Ring CNG / GAIN Clean Fuel and incorporate them into U.S. Gain’s nationwide infrastructure of CNG stations. Read more »

TEN-T Funding Supports LNG for Transport Policy Development in Portugal

| Europe

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will back with over €150,000 (USD 170k) the national policy development for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Portuguese road transport.  The initiative is part of a larger project aiming to develop an integrated energy action plan for fuel diversification in the transport sector. Read more »

Construction Contract for First North American LNG Bunker Barge

| USA, Irvine CA

wespac LNG Bunker BargeWesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac), a provider of energy infrastructure and liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions, and its affiliate Clean Marine Energy LLC (CME), a global facilitator of tailored solutions for Emission Control Area (ECA) compliance, have entered into a construction contract with Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc., a division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC, to build the first dedicated LNG bunker barge for the marine market in North America. This barge will be a critical supply chain component in ongoing efforts around the world to reduce the environmental impact of maritime activity through the conversion of ships to LNG. Read more »

Florida’s First Public Access CNG Station Opens

| USA, Chicago IL
Champion Brands CNG station Jacksonville

Champion Brands, Inc. – Jacksonville’s First Public Access CNG Station

amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG™, and Champion Brands Incorporated (CBI) have opened the first-ever public access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in northeast Florida. The station host, CBI, has begun replacing their diesel fleet with CNG trucks. Read more »

Transgaz Adds 159 New NGVs to Gazprom Fleet

| Russia

Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, LLC, a subsidiary of Gazprom OAO, has received 159 new vehicles under the Gazprom Group’s 2014-2017 program for increasing the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel for their own transport companies. “Our company continues to steadily increase the share of our own transport running on natural gas. By 2017, methanee will power more than 50 per cent of the enterprise’s fleet,” says General Director of” Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, Alex Zavgorodnev. Read more »