2014 an Important Year for Natural Gas Fuel

NGV GlobalNGV Global has argued for some time that natural gas is becoming a mainstream fuel, not just an alternative. This year, the news of our industry has originated in many different regions, and although each region displays different characteristics and stages of development, it is clear to see natural gas for transportation is gathering momentum, no longer just confined to on-road transportation but to marine, off-road, rail and other modes.

Some of 2014’s highlight, notated per region, are listed below. Read more »

Castrosua-MAN CNG High-Floor Buses Serve Regional Madrid

| Spain, Madrid
Castrosua Magnus E high-floor CNG 2014

Castrosua Magnus E high-floor CNG 2014

Madrid Regional Transport Consortium, the public body created to concentrate responsibility for regular passenger transport in the Madrid region, has purchased three new Euro VI-rated compressed natural gas (CNG) 12.8 metre buses to bring the number of CNG buses it directly operates on regional routes to 60, an increase of 50% over three years. Read more »

NGVAmerica Cheers Extension of Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credit

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaGodlewski Cites Continued Support for Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel

NGVAmerica commends the U.S. Senate for passing tax legislation that extends the alternative fuel and infrastructure tax credits retroactively for all of 2014. The measure, already approved by the House, now goes to the President and is expected to be signed into law within the week. Read more »

Fiat’s Latest Model New Doblò Available for Order

| Italy

Fiat New Doblo Natural Power 2015The Fiat New Doblò, available for order from this week, will arrive in Fiat showrooms starting from February. Produced in the Tofaş plant in Bursa, Turkey, the new model is offered with a bi-fuel (petrol/methane) 1.4 T-JET 120 HP Natural Power engine, which ensures the same performance as the petrol version together with all the financial and environmental benefits offered by methane.  Read more »

Quantum-Mainstay Alliance Delivers via Kenworth

| USA, Lake Forest CA

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. has delivered its initial 21″ diameter Q-Lite® tank systems that were developed under a commercial alliance with Mainstay Fuel Technologies announced in September 2014. The systems incorporate Quantum’s light weight storage tanks and are being delivered directly to a major transportation company and to fleet customers through Quantum’s relationship with Kenworth and their dealership network.

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ADB Funds Next Stage of China’s Push for Natural Gas Fueled Transportation

| China, Beijing

600 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations, 200 liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling stations, 20 LNG filling stations for river vessels by 2018

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed loans of up to $450 million equivalent to help the People’s Republic of China (PRC) scale up its use of natural gas for transport to curb fast-rising emissions from automobiles and river freight. The loan is extended to China Gas Holdings Limited (CGH) for the Natural Gas for Land and River Transportation Project (People’s Republic of China), Project Number: 48281-001.

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Terpel Opens First CNG Station in NE Colombia

| Colombia, Riohacha

The city of Riohacha in northeastern Colombia is celebrating the opening of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station. Located on the exit of the main road to Valledupar, the station, which sells CNG under the Gazel brand, has been designed to serve up to 1,000 customers on a daily basis. Read more »

Clean Energy Ends 2014 With Major Transit Deal and Multiple Stations

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy Fuels CorpClean Energy constructs and completes 69 natural gas filling stations in 2014

Jacksonville Transportation Authority to consume 1 million DGE CNG Gallons annually

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is to design, build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).  The deal, valued at $8.1 million, will also include facility modifications to accommodate the conversion of JTA’s buses from diesel to CNG.

Clean Energy, an NGV Global Sponsor member, also reported 5,510 additional natural gas vehicles began fueling throughout Clean Energy’s nationwide network year-to-date in 2014 which is a 23% increase in vehicles fueling compared to the same period in 2013.  Additional agreements representative of Clean Energy’s growing portfolio of natural gas fueling customers were also announced. Read more »

New Finnish LNG Terminal to Supply Transport and Industry

| Finland, Helsinki
Finland's Hamina Harbour EU Terminal for ConRO shipping

Finland’s Hamina Harbour EU Terminal for ConRO shipping

Finland’s  Ministry of Employment and the Economy has granted EUR 27.7 million (USD 34.4 m) in investment subsidies to Haminan Energia for the construction of an LNG terminal at the Port of HaminaKotka’s oil and gas harbour. The subsidies shall cover at most 30 per cent of the project’s approved realised costs. Read more »

CNG Station Network Planned for Attica, Greece

| Greece, Athens
Mercedes Benz Econic NGT Athens 2009

Athens committed to CNG-powered waste collection in 2009.

Italian technology and engineering company CTIP Oil & Gas SRL has presented an investment plan for the development of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) network in Greece, aimed primarily at the truck and bus sector. The proposal will focus on Attica, the region surrounding the capital city of Athens, and will unfold over five years at a cost of EUR 200 million (USD 250 m). Read more »