Bolivia Pushes CNG Cylinder Registration for NGVs

| Bolivia, La Paz

CNG annotation instructions for Bolivian NGV mechanicsBolivia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has reaffirmed its intention to fully implement a three-step process for recording Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders for natural gas vehicles (NGV). A visual-reference annotation will have real information on the technical condition of the equipment. The registration process is being implemented to ensure the ongoing safety of drivers and users. Read more »

Quantum-Wheeltime Arrangement Generates More CNG Storage System Orders

| USA, Lake Forest CA

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, integration, and vehicle system technologies, has received approximately USD 600,000 in purchase orders over the past several weeks for its lightweight natural gas storage systems from the WheelTime network. Read more »

Westport Expands Ford Dedicated CNG Lineup

| Canada, Vancouver

Ford Transit VanWestport is expanding its 2015 vehicle lineup with natural gas fueling options for companies who are adding the all-new Ford Transit Van and Cutaway to their fleet.  As a Ford qualified vehicle modifier (QVM), Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG™ Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000 GVW and below. Both versions of the Transit Van and Cutaway will be EPA and CARB certified. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles – Not an Option but a Preferred Choice

| UAE, Abu Dhabi -- AN EVENT ENDORSED BY NGV GLOBAL

Middle East NGV Summit – Abu Dhabi, 8 – 10 September 2014

Natural gas is almost 75% less costlier than oil and has proved to help reduce the biggest concerns that countries are facing regarding CO2 emission, especially from Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV). Fazal Ali Khan, CNG Development Manager at Emirates Gas LLC (ENOC Group) will talk about how Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) are not an option but a preferred choice, at the Middle East NGV Summit. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes Natural Gas Filling Station Map

| Europe

NGVA Europe station mapNGVA Europe has published a European map of CNG and LNG filling stations. Apart from station locations and information about opening hours and acceptable forms of payment, the map also has facility to plan a travel route across Europe and have that route populated with available refueling stations. There is also a directory of stations and a system for finding stations within a selected radius of a given location. Go to www.ngvaeurope.eu/get-directions.

Port of Rostock – Gazprom MOU Focuses on LNG as Transport Fuel

| Germany, Rostock and Russia, Moscow

Port of Rostock, GermanyGAZPROM and the operator of the Baltic Sea port of Rostock, Hafen-Entwicklungs-gesellschaft Rostock mbH, have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the LNG market. The cooperation will focus on the development, marketing, and usage of LNG (liquefied natural gas) in road transport and shipping in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Read more »

Bureau Veritas Delivers Guidelines for LNG Bunkering

“LNG is the future, and confidence in safe handling of it is the key to progress.”

International classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick-starting the LNG bunker chain. BV’s Guidance on LNG Bunkering NI 618 provides recommendations on LNG bunkering, focusing on the framework to be established with the port authorities and the bunkering organizations before any commercial operation, conditions to be observed before, during and after each bunkering operation, management of emergency situations and the training of staff involved in bunkering operations. Read more »

Gas Natural Fenosa Proposes Converting Mexico City to NGVs

| Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City street (scene 2012)The Federal District of Mexico, could be home to 4.5 million natural gas vehicles, if a strategic plan proposed by Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) is implemented.  The company has unveiled a 20-year plan that would commence with the immediate installation of 10 Compressed natural Gas (CNG) stations, and includes all the necessary infrastructure and retraining workshops. Read more »

MAN CNG Buses for Bordeaux

| France, Evry (Paris)

MAN Lions City 18m CNG bus for BordeauxMAN France has been awarded a contract to supply 25 MAN Lion’s City CNG/Biogas 18-metre articulated buses to the city of Bordeaux in the country’s southwest. The contract comes just one month after Parisíen public transportation provider RATP awarded MAN a contract to provide 200 to 250 Hybrid and CNG/Biogas units.

(Source: MAN France)

Gas Natural Fenosa CNG Station a First for Galicia

| Spain,San Cibrao das Viñas

Gas Natural Fenosa CNG station opens in GaliciaGas Natural Fenosa has opened its first natural gas fueling station in Spain’s north west region of Galicia. The new facility consists of two compressors, each rated at 225 Nm3 / h, and two dispensers for compressed natural gas (CNG). The infrastructure is designed to supply the equivalent of 80 light vehicles per day (18 GWh / year). Read more »

WGCPARIS2015 – Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

| France, Paris

WGCPARIS2015 logoWorld Gas Conference 2015, Paris, June 1-5
Dedicated Natural Gas for Transportation Village

Hosted by the Association Française du Gaz and organised by the International Gas Union (IGU), the World Gas Conference in Paris — WGCPARIS2015 — reminds interested parties the call for abstracts deadline is September 1. The theme of the WGCPARIS2015 conference is “Growing together towards a friendly planet”. Read more »

Iveco Stralis LNG Passes 200 Sales in Europe

| France | Source: AFGNV
Iveco Stralis Natural Power LNG 330

Iveco Stralis Natural Power LNG 330

Iveco, Italian manufacturer of natural gas powered trucks, now has more than 200 Stralis LNG trucks operating on European roads, the company revealed earlier this month. By end of 2013 Iveco had sold 2,052 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (CNG) vehicles worldwide, with 205 LNG vehicles operating in Europe alone. 43% of sales occurred in 2013. Read more »

Wärtsilä to Manufacture Marine Dual-Fuel Engines with CSSC in China

| Finland and China
Wärtsilä 34DF and 46DF engines

Wärtsilä 34DF and 46DF marine engines

Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines. The CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co. Ltd factory will be located at Lingang, Shanghai and is expected to have its first engine ready for delivery by the end of 2015. The company will in particular target the growing offshore and LNG markets, as well as the market for very large container vessels. The Wärtsilä share of the joint venture is 49 per cent and the size of Wärtsilä’s equity investment is approximately EUR 12 million (USD 16.2 million). Read more »

Port of Antwerp Plans LNG Bunkering Station for Barges

| Belgium, Antwerp

Antwerp bunkering of LNG by truck will change to permanent bunkering in 2016 at Port of AntwerpAntwerp Port Authority has issued a European call for tenders in order to find a partner to design and build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering station. It must also be possible for trucks to fill up with LNG at the station. In the meantime the Port Authority is also allowing for the possibility that a private company may take the necessary initiatives to permit LNG bunkering at a permanent station. Read more »