Aker Philadelphi Constructing Multiple LNG-Conversion Ready Vessels

| USA, Philadelphia PA

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), a U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the Jones Act market, has commenced construction of the third and fourth 50,000 dwt product tankers in a four vessel order for American Petroleum Tankers, a Kinder Morgan Inc. subsidiary (APT). The two LNG-conversion ready product tankers are scheduled for delivery in 2017 and are the culmination of a series of eight product tankers being built at the shipyard for APSI’s customers. Read more »

New Opportunities for NGVs in U.S. EPA’s New Ozone Standard

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the new national standard for ground level ozone at 70 parts per billion, further tightening the current standard of 75 parts per billion established in 2008. NGVAmerica made the following statement regarding the October 2 announcement informing of the revised national ambient air quality standard. Read more »

Parker Expands Cryogenic Valve Capability by Acquiring Bestobell

| USA, Cleveland OH

Parker-PEGLParker Hannifin Corporation, a global leader in motion and control technologies, has expanded its cryogenic valve capability by the acquisition of Bestobell Valves as part of President Engineering Group Limited (PEGL), based in Sheffield, U.K. Adding Bestobell to its family strengthens Parker’s product portfolio to service the global trend of LNG as a marine, rail and road fuel. Read more »

‘Gazprom Gas Fuel’ Focuses on Russia’s Transport Sector

| Russia, St Petersburg

Russia_METAHWith the number of natural gas vehicles growing globally, total consumption of motor fuel of about 40 billion cubic meters a year, natural gas fuel presence in more than 80 countries and St Petersburg International Gas Forum just days away, Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, LLC (Gazprom Gas Fuel) takes a look at natural gas fuel developments in Russia. Read more »

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding to Acquire TGE Marine AG

| Germany and Japan
TGE Marine LNG Bunker image

TGE-designed ship-to-ship bunkering

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd (MES), a leading Japanese industrial corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in TGE Marine AG (TGE Marine), supplier of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel gas package units and bunker systems to the shipbuilder market. Read more »

Xperion Delivers CNG Storage Solution to UK

| Germany, Kassel

Xperion - XpEE_0215_01a01_01_Container-GBXperion Energy & Environment, manufacturer of Type 4 high pressure cylinders based in Kassel, Germany, this week delivered a 20ft X-Store transport container for CNG and Biomethane to the UK market. This light weight container with full composite cylinders has a capacity factor two to three times larger than conventional steel transport units of this size. Read more »

Vienna International Airport Receives Euro VI Econic NGT

| Germany, Stuttgart/Wien

Mercedes-Benz Econic at Vienna AirportThe first Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT (Natural Gas Technology) has been delivered to Vienna International Airport. The natural-gas-powered truck will operate as a catering truck equipped with a lifting mechanism manufactured by Doll. Read more »

Shell Opens Third LNG Truck Refueling Station in Netherlands

| The Netherlands, Amsterdam
Shell LNG Station Netherlands Sep2015

LNG refueling site in Amsterdam

In response to increasing demand for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by heavy duty truck fleet operators, Shell has opened its third LNG truck refuelling station in the Netherlands. The station in Amsterdam is located in the western port area, a location with significant turnover from ships to trucks that distribute goods into the city. This follows closely after the official opening of Shell’s first two stations in the country in March and April 2015 in Rotterdam and Waalwijk. Read more »

Port of Singapore Incentivises Building of LNG-fuelled Vessels

| Singapore

Singapore LNG Ship Incentive graphic - 2015The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has taken another step toward the eventual launch of the LNG Bunkering Pilot Programme (LBPP) targeted for early 2017. It has invited applications from interested companies to tap into a SGD 12 million (USD 8.4m) fund, from the MPA’s “Maritime Innovation & Technology Fund” (MINT Fund¹), for the building of LNG-fuelled vessels. Read more »

Ontario’s City of Hamilton and Union Gas Transition Fleet to CNG

| Canada, Hamilton ON
Nova LFS NG bus

Nova CNG buses will arrive in 2016

The City of Hamilton, Ontario and natural gas transmission and distribution company Union Gas have marked the completion of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station at the Mountain Transit Centre that will fuel the City’s new fleet of natural gas buses. The City instigated the transition to CNG in 2014 due to the volatile costs of diesel fuel. Read more »