LNG Overshadows Other Marine Fuels in MARAD Study

| USA, Washington DC

“Natural gas fuels reduce air quality pollutants substantially”

The Washington-based U.S. Department of Maritime Administration (MARAD) recently released a study that evaluates total fuel cycle emissions for natural gas versus conventional marine fuels. This study was conducted as a part of MARAD’s Maritime Environmental & Technology Assistance program, which focuses efforts on emerging marine transportation and environmental issues. Read more »

MAN Lion’s City GL CNG is “Bus of the Year 2015″

| Germany, Munich
MAN Lion's City 18m CNG

MAN Lion’s City GL CNG 18m

The MAN Lion’s City GL CNG city bus has been acclaimed as “Bus of the Year 2015″. In the “Euro Bus Test”, the articulated bus powered by gas impressed an international jury of recognised journalists. The award is one of the most prestigious trophies in the bus sector. Read more »

Wärtsilä Upgrades LNGPac Marine Fuel System

| Finland, Helsinki
Wärtsilä new LNGPac system

Wärtsilä new LNGPac system

With LNG becoming increasingly viable and popular as a marine fuel, Wärtsilä continues to develop technical solutions that facilitate this trend. The latest Wärtsilä developments in this field involve an upgraded version of the Wärtsilä LNGPac, a fully integrated fuel gas handling system, and improvements to the coveted Wärtsilä Gas Valve Unit (GVU). Read more »

Volvo Trucks Adds Methane-Powered FE Model

| Sweden, Gothenburg
Volvo FE CNG

Volvo FE CNG

Volvo Trucks is expanding its model range in Europe with a new version of the Volvo FE running entirely on methane gas. The Volvo FE CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) has been primarily developed for operations involving short driving cycles with repeated starts and stops such as refuse collection and local distribution. It is equipped with a new 9-litre Euro 6 gas-powered engine featuring spark plug technology and automatic transmission. Read more »

US Convenience Store Chain Reaches 28 CNG Stations

| USA, La Crosse WI

Kwik Trip CNG StationIn the US, upper-Midwest convenience chain store operator Kwik Trip Inc. has opened their 28th compressed natural gas (CNG) station. The most recently added include Davenport, IA, Lake Mills and Eau Claire, WI. Kwik Trip opened its first CNG location in April of 2012 and has since then continued to develop a functional CNG fueling infrastructure throughout the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Read more »

GE Capital and VNG Increase Access to CNG for US Fleet Owners

| USA, Eden Prairie MN

VNG CNG StationGlobal fleet management company GE Capital Fleet Services has entered into an agreement in the US with VNG.co, a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling facility provider, to support the expansion of the CNG refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles. Read more »

Tacoma LNG Facility Approved for Domestic and Transport Fuel

| USA, Bellevue WA

The Port of Tacoma in the U.S. northwest has approved a lease for plans by Puget Sound Energy to build a $275 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. Although the proposed facility is primarily to ensure supply for domestic customers in Western Washington during periods of peak demand, it will also provide an opportunity to serve local transportation companies looking to shift from traditional fuel sources to cleaner LNG. Read more »

High Plains Bioenergy CNG Station Complements Alt-Fuel Aspirations

| USA, Guymon OK

Seaboard Foods logs 7+ million CNG miles

TruStar Energy, a leading developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure throughout the US, has celebrated the grand opening of High Plains Bioenergy (HPB)’s fast-fill CNG station which is located across the road from their Guymon, Oklahoma processing facility. This station is HPB’s first public station and offers 24/7 access.  Read more »

Cryogenics Supplier Selected for US LNG Bunker Barges

| USA, Houston TX

LNG America bunker barge designLNG America has selected cryogenic storage systems company Taylor-Wharton to commence the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of the company’s 3,000 cubic meter Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015. Read more »

Massive Bangkok Bus Bid Underway

| Thailand, Bangkok

BMTA NGV Bus imageBangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has issued Terms of Reference (TOR) for the procurement of 3,183 new natural gas-fuelled buses. BMTA will acquire 1,524 air-conditioned and 1,659 ordinary buses, with the first batch of 489 natural gas buses planned for handover by the successful supplier in January 2015. Read more »

Westport Receives EPA Certification for Model Year 2015 Vehicles

| Canada, Vancouver BC
Ford F-450 CNG Chassis Cab

Ford F-450 CNG Chassis Cab

Westport WiNG™ Power System Ford E-450 and F-450/550/650/59 EPA Certified

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified the model year (MY) 2015 Ford E-450 and F-450, F-550, F-650 and F-59 featuring the Westport WiNG™ Power System. All the vehicles are certified for the 6.8L V10 engine. Each model is available with a gaseous prep package from the Ford factory. Read more »

Kenworth T880 Adds Natural Gas Option

| USA, Kirkland WA
Kenworth T880 dump - LNG and CNG optioned from Aug 2014

Kenworth T880 dump – now with LNG and CNG

Kenworth Truck Company, a PACCAR company, is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck.  The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp natural gas engine with 1,450 lb-ft of torque. Read more »

Natural Gas Fuels Sales more than Double Expectations in Texas

| USA, Newport Beach CA
Clean Energy LNG station in Baytown, near Houston, Texas

Clean Energy LNG station in Baytown, TX

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a key contributor to the natural gas vehicle fuel growth in Texas, noted today’s Railroad Commission of Texas report that Compressed (CNG) and Liquefied (LNG) natural gas sales in Texas through July 31, 2014 were 220 percent of the fiscal year 2014 estimate. An estimated 14,521,326 gallon-equivalents of natural gas have been sold through this period, compared to the forecasted 6.6 million gallon-equivalents. Read more »