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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

High Pressure Application’s Issues? OMAL Automation is the Solution

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OMAL logoStarting from the title you can easily assume that OMAL Automation has something to do with pressure and the managing of the media transportation. But mentioned in this way it is limiting: the product range in fact includes scotch yoke pneumatic actuators – the core product at the beginning of company activity in 1981 -  pneumatic valves (angle-seat and coaxial), butterfly and ball valves, both floating and trunnion mounted till 24”. In a few words, OMAL can offer the “complete package” for the process automation anywhere and anyhow a media is involved, both in industrial and OIL&GAS applications. Read more »

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Gains DNV Approval for Marine Gas Engine

| Japan, Tokyo

KHI L30KG LNG Marine EngineKawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has obtained DNV approval for its gas engine L30KG — main engine for large vessels fueled solely by gas with an output capacity of over 2 MW — the first Japanese-made gas engine to obtain this type approval. Kawasaki has already started marketing activities and will also complete steps to obtain type approval for the control system. Read more »

US EPA Certification for 2015MY Ford F-250/350 6.2L Bi-Fuel CNG

| USA, Torrance CA

Ford F-250/350 6.2L CNGLandi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), has gained U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for the 2015MY Ford F 250/350 6.2L bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system. Read more »

ENN Canada Marks LNG Refueling Milestone

| Canada, Chilliwack BC

ENN LNG Station graphic, CanadaENN Canada has refueled it’s 1000th customer at ENN’s new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) station in Chilliwack. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and positioned along Highway 1, the fuel station is located on one of the busiest trucking corridors in British Columbia. Read more »

Australia’s AGL Energy to Roll Out CNG Infrastructure

| Australia, Sydney
AGL Smart CNG launch April, 2014

L-R Michael Fraser with Minister Russell Northe at launch of AGL Smart CNG. (Photo V. Lascaris)

AGL Energy Limited (AGL), based in Sydney, plans to roll out Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling stations across the east coast, accelerating  involvement in the alternative fuel market for transport vehicles in Australia. AGL Smart CNG was launched at the International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show in Melbourne by AGL Managing Director Michael Fraser and The Hon Russell Northe MP, Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources and Minister for Small Business. Read more »

New Player Sparq to Promote CNG in USA

| USA, Oklahoma City OK

In the USA, three members of the former Chesapeake Energy Corp. compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle team, with years of US and international experience between them, have launched a new initiative aimed at promoting the use of CNG as a vehicle fuel by partnering with existing convenience stores and by acting as a consultant to companies considering entering or expanding into the CNG business. Sparq Natural Gas, LLC (Sparq), is headquartered in the gas-rich U.S. State of Oklahoma. Read more »