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 »

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 »

Wärtsilä Control System for Harvey Gulf LNG Bunker

| Finland, Helsinki and USA, Houston TX
Harvey Energy LNG bunkering layout

Harvey Energy LNG bunkering layout

The contract for the control system for a shore-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, USA, has been awarded to Wärtsilä. The facility is owned by Harvey Gulf International Marine, a major owner-operator of offshore supply and specialty vessels headquartered in New Orleans. It will be used to supply fuel to Harvey Gulf’s fleet of LNG powered platform supply vessels (PSV), and will be the first source of LNG fuel in the Gulf of Mexico. The order was placed in July, 2014. Read more »

HC2′s Newly Acquired ANG Plans Rapid CNG Station Deployment

| USA, Herndon VA
ANG CNG time-fill station

ANG time-fill CNG station

US holding company HC2 Holdings, Inc. has acquired a majority interest in ANG Holding, Inc. through the purchase of shares. American Natural Gas, LLC (ANG) will continue to do business as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANG Holdings, Inc. ANG is a premier distributor of natural gas motor fuel in the US Northeast that designs, builds, owns, operates and maintains compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for transportation. Read more »

CNG-Hybrid Ferry Adds Corvus Energy Storage

| Canada, Spain, Netherlands

CNG Hybrid 'Texelstroom' Ferry The new CNG-hybrid ferry being built for Dutch ferry operator TESO has taken another step toward completion with the awarding of the energy storage contract to Canadian company Corvus Energy. The Texelstroom, being built by LaNaval in Spain, will run between Texel, the largest and most visited of the Wadden Sea islands, and the Netherlands mainland. Read more »

Carbotech to Build Biomethane Plant to Power Swedish Cars

| Germany, Essen

Scandinavian Biogas installationBiomethane for 5000 Swedish cars

Biogas purification and generation specialist Carbotech, based in Essen, Germany, has been awarded a contract to design and build a biogas plant at the Sofielund wastewater treatment plant in Huddinge, a municipality of Stockholm county. The new biogas plant is being built for Scandinavian Biogas in collaboration with SRV Återvinning AB, a waste management company owned by five municipalities in the Stockholm region. Read more »