Shell Adds California Site to LNG Refueling Network

| USA, Santa Nella CA

Shell LNG truck fueling station, Santa Nella CAShell has opened new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) refueling lanes at a TravelCenters of America LLC (TA) truck fueling station in Santa Nella, California. This new station is the second one in California and follows on the heels of the opening of Shell LNG fueling lanes in Texas and Louisiana earlier this year. The station is strategically located along the interstate highway in Northern California, a region with heavy truck traffic. Read more »

Tatarstan Builds CNG Refueling Network

Tatarstan CNG StationIn Tatarstan, Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel plans to complete the construction of two new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Zelenodolsk and Nizhnekamsk before the end of 2015, followed in 2016 by CNG stations in Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Yelabuga, Bugulma, Leninogorsk, Aznakaevo and the urban settlement of Alekseevskoe. The stations will be located in the vicinity of key natural gas customers – transport companies. Read more »

Tshwane TRT Operates First Sub-Saharan CNG Bus

| South Africa, Pretoria

A Re Yeng CNG BusIn South Africa, the City of Tshwane — the metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of northern Gauteng Province — is home to the first bus in sub-Saharan Africa to be propelled by compressed natural gas (CNG). Joining the A Re Yeng bus fleet, the 12 m rigid Mercedes-Benz chassis is equipped with an 8.9 litre natural gas engine and makes provision for 33 seated and 35 standing passengers. Read more »

Israel Ministry of Transport Provides Grants to Support 100 CNG Buses

| Israel, Jerusalem
MAN Lion's City CNG - Israel

Egged introduced the first MAN CNG trial bus in June.

Following a successful September workshop that sought guidance toward toward the integration of compressed natural gas (CNG) in the energy sector, especially as it applies to public transportation, Israel’s Ministry of Transport has implemented a grant of 150 thousand shekels (USD 38,700) for each natural gas powered bus purchased by public transportation companies. The invitation to take up the grant is aimed at reducing air pollution in urban centers. Read more »

Deltamarin to Design LNG-Propelled Handysize Bulk Carriers

| Finland, Turku

BDelta26LNG-for-ESL-Shipping_copyright-DeltamarinDeltamarin Ltd, a Finnish ship design, offshore engineering and construction Group operating in the marine and offshore industries, has signed a contract to design the world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers, according to a company-issued press release. The two B.Delta26LNG vessels, constructed for the Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping Ltd by the Chinese Qingshan Shipyard of Sinotrans & CSC SBICO, will point the way towards greener shipping of commodities. Read more »

Gothia Alliance Orders Four LNG-Propelled Product Tankers

| Sweden, Gothenburg

Gothia Alliance FKAB design LNG-fuelled tankerGothia Tanker Alliance (Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV ), based in Gothenburg, Sweden has ordered four dual-fuel intermediate product/chemical tankers with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion, to be built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. Two of the 16,300 dwt – 20,000 m3 cargo capacity vessels will be owned by Furetank, and one each by Älvtank and Thun Tankers.  Read more »

Hexagon Encouraged by Strong North American NGV Market

| Norway, Ålesund

Hexagon Lincoln CylindersNorth American heavy duty and transit bus customers have placed new orders with Hexagon Composites’ wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln to the sum of more than USD 7.5 million (around NOK 64 million) for delivery of TUFFSHELL® compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks. Hexagon Lincoln sees the USD 5 million (around NOK 43 million) orders, scheduled for delivery in first quarter 2016, as a sign the market remains robust in this region. Read more »

Toyota Trials CNG on Car Transporter

| USA, Torrance CA

Toyota Car Hauler - Peterbilt CNGToyota Transport, the automaker’s in-house vehicle transportation trucking company, now has its first car hauler that runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The CNG truck was commissioned by Toyota and designed and built in a joint collaboration with Peterbilt and truck and trailer manufacturer Cottrell, Inc. The Long Beach, CA based truck/trailer is said to emit 85 percent less overall particulate matter and 10 percent less carbon dioxide. Read more »

Agility Fuel Systems Appoints New CEO

| USA, Santa Ana CA

Kathleen Ligocki, CEO Agility Fuel SystemsAgility Fuel Systems, a major developer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel systems for heavy duty vehicles in North America, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Kathleen Ligocki, formerly CEO of Harvest Power, an organics management solutions company, will take up the role of CEO effective December 3rd, 2015. Read more »

Republic Waste Fleet Approaches 200 CNG Vehicles In California

| USA, Gardena CA

U.S. waste collection and disposal company Republic Services has added 11 more Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers in the Gardena, California area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in Gardena to 176. Read more »