European Parliament Approves EU Rules for Build-Up of Refueling Points

| Europe, Brussels

Logo-European_Commission“… a clear signal that Europe is putting clean fuels at the heart of its transport policy” – VP Siim Kallas

The European Parliament has given its final approval to new EU rules to ensure the build-up of alternative refuelling points across Europe with common standards for their design and use. Policy initiatives so far have mostly addressed the actual fuels and vehicles, without considering fuels distribution. Efforts to provide incentives have been uncoordinated and insufficient. Read more »

Lockheed Martin LNG Tank Ready for Wärtsilä Propulsion

| USA, New Orleans LA

Lockheed Martin LNG tankLockheed Martin’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank has transitioned from the assembly line to the shipyard for integration with the Wärtsilä LNG propulsion system. Weighing in at 250,000 pounds, this LNG tank is the first of its kind for Lockheed Martin and will soon be used for marine applications under contract to Wärtsilä, a Finnish power solution provider for Harvey Gulf International Marine LLC, a marine transportation company based in New Orleans. Read more »

Chevrolet and GMC Announce CNG Pricing Options for US Market

| USA, Detroit MI
GM 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Bi-Fuel

GM 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Bi-Fuel

Bi-fuel options, allowing either compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at USD 9,500. A dedicated CNG option on the 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo and passenger short-wheelbase vans starts $10,825 for the three-tank system and $12,090 for the four-tank system. Read more »

Scania Tenders Successfully to Supply CNG Refuse Trucks for Italy

| Sweden, Södertälje

Scania P 270Swedish OEM Scania has won a public tender in Milan, Italy, to supply up to 200 trucks for refuse collection, 100 of which will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The order includes service contracts for the vehicles. Read more »

TGE Marine Notes Momentum for LNG Fuel Gas Systems

| Germany, Bonn

In mid-February TGE Marine, provider of engineering services for the design and supply of gas carriers and offshore units, signed a contract with Rolls-Royce Marine AS for the design and supply of a LNG fuel gas package destined for the conversion of an oil tanker. TGE Marine’s scope of supply comprises engineering and delivery of two vacuum insulated LNG tanks, each 150 m3 and the gas processing equipment to send natural gas to the main engine. Read more »

Westport WiNG™ Ford F-250, F-350 Receive EPA Certification and CARB Certification for Ford F-150

| Canada and USA

Ford F-150 2014 with Westport WiNG CertificationOnly F-150 Currently Available with CARB Certification

Westport has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2014 model year Westport WiNG™ Ford F-150 3.7 L pickup truck with the dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) system. Westport is the only natural gas system provider that currently offers a CARB certified Ford F-150 truck in the market. CARB certified vehicles meet all applicable California emission regulations. Read more »

Delivery of Westport LNG Tender Enables EMD Testing to Begin

| Canada, Vancouver BC | Source: International Railway Journal

EMD SD70 LocomotivesWestport Innovations, Canada, a global manufacturer of alternative-fuel low-emissions transportation technologies, has delivered the first of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ordered by Canadian National Railway (CN), to Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) in the U.S., which is developing a pilot low-pressure dual-fuel locomotive for the Class I railroad. Read more »

Stabilis Energy to Purchase Encana Natural Gas Inc.’s Domestic LNG Business

| USA, Beaumont TX

U.S. private energy company Stabilis Energy has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the national assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc. (ENGI). Denver-based ENGI is a leading distributor of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel to domestic high horsepower engine operators in the oilfield, mining, rail, marine, over the road transportation, and industrial sectors. ENGI is a subsidiary of Encana Corporation. Read more »

Landi Renzo Canadian Distributor Gains Certification as Ford QVM

| USA, Torrance CA and Canada

National Energy Equipment, Landi Renzo USA’s sole official distributor for the Canadian market and Canada’s largest energy equipment distributor – has successfully attained Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier Program (QVM) status and received Transport Canada (NSM) accreditation. Read more »

LR Report Indicates Marine LNG Bunkering Plans Well Advanced

| United Kingdom, London

Lloyd’s Register’s LNG Bunkering Infrastructural Survey 2014 indicates that major ports around the world are either planning for, or are anticipating, the wide-scale development of LNG bunkering. Short sea demand grows and the possibility of expansion into bunkering for deep sea emerges. 22 ports were assessed in the analysis with 18 key questions addressed. Read more »

Kamaz Gas-Powered Bravis to Go into Series Production

| Tatarstan, Naberezhnye Chelny

Kamaz CNG Bravis citybusOJSC KAMAZ has introduced the CNG Bravis, a small-class city bus with a compressed natural gas engine that generates 190 hp. The new bus is a joint product of OOO KAMAZ-MARCO and OOO RariTEK, OJSC KAMAZ’s distributor of products with gas engines. Read more »

Gazprom and Regions Agree on NGV and CNG Rollout

| Russia, Stavropol
CNG station in Stavropol

CNG station in Stavropol

Gazprom and the Government of the Stavropol region have signed an agreement on expanding the use of natural gas as a motor fuel. Work on gasification of road transport in the region will be undertaken in order to improve the economic efficiency of transport and reduce negative impacts on the environment. Read more »

Upgraded Palm Oil Effluent Biogas Powering NGVs in Selangor

| Malaysia, Selangor and Canada, Blainville QC
SIRIM biogas plant, Carey Island

Datuk Dr. Ewon Ebin, visiting the biogas upgrading plant at Carey Island

Technology developed by Xebec Adsorption Inc., a provider of biogas upgrading, natural gas, field gas and hydrogen purification and filtration solutions for the clean energy and crude-derived fuels displacement markets, is being used transform and upgrade the biogas from palm oil mill effluents (POME) into compressed natural gas (CNG) — renewable biomethane — for transportation use. The plant has a design capacity of 500 liters of gasoline equivalent per day. Read more »

Fluxys NV and HAM to Deliver LNG Fueling for Belgian Fleet Operators

| Belgium, Veurne

Mattheeuws fleet vehicle, BelgiumSpain’s Ham Group has been selected by Fluxys NV to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) service station to refuel 26 recently acquired LNG-powered trucks of Eric Mattheeuws, a Belgium-based transportation company, in the West Flanders city of Veurne. Mattheeuws will make the LNG station accessible to other fleet operators as they convert their vehicles from diesel to natural gas operation. The station is expected to be operational this summer. Read more »

Paris Renews Derichebourg Contract for CNG-Powered Waste Collection

| France, Paris

Derichebourg Waste Collection VehiclePolyurbaine, a subsidiary of the Derichebourg Group specializing in waste management and urban waste, was selected by the City of Paris for door to door collection of household and similar waste. Of the 10 districts entrusted to the private sector, 4 districts will be collected by the the Group, namely the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 7th districts, the latter being added to the contract for the first time. Read more »