Luxfer Delivers New G-Stor® Go Type 4 CNG Cylinders

| USA, Riverside CA

Luxfer G-Stor Go cylinder for CNGLuxfer Gas Cylinders has made the first delivery of its new G-Stor® Go polymer-lined, carbon composite Type 4 cylinders for containment of compressed natural gas (CNG). Luxfer introduced the new line of cylinders at the NGV Global-ACT Expo tradeshow in Long Beach, Calif., in May. Read more »

Altech-Eco Receives CARB Certification for Dedicated 2014 F-250/350 6.2L CNG Conversion System

| USA, Arden NC
Ford F-250-350 CNG bi-fuel - dedicated CNG pickup

Ford F-250-350 CNG bi-fuel – dedicated CNG pickup

Altech-Eco Corporation of Asheville, North Carolina, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), has obtained Executive Order (E.O.) certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for their compressed natural gas (CNG) Dedicated conversion system for the 2014 Ford 6.2L V8 F-250/350 pickups with Ford supplied CNG gaseous prepped engine. Read more »

Mainstay Agreements Enhance CNG Capabilities

| USA, Greer SC

Mainstay Fuel Technologies CNGU.S. companies Mainstay Fuel Technologies of South Carolina and Fontaine Modification of North Carolina have reached an agreement to provide a turnkey process for the delivery and installation of CNG fuel systems on Class 8 heavy-duty, over-the-road tractors. Mainstay has also made arrangements with Watson Engineering for the provision of components and fabrication services for it’s proprietary on-board CNG fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy duty commercial vehicles. Watson has a manufacturing presence in the Carolinas. Read more »

Netherlands Waste Collector HVC Adds Biomethane Trucks

| The Netherlands, Zaanstad | Source: GroengasMobiel

HVC waste collection, The NetherlandsDutch waste management company and renewable energy producer HVC, has introduced biomethane (groen gas) -powered waste collection vehicles for servicing the municipality of Zaanstad, northwest of Amsterdam. Two trucks have started operations with 26 more to follow. Read more »

ANH Authorizes Four New CNG Fuelling Stations for La Paz

| Bolivia, La Paz

CNG Station in BoliviaBolivia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has authorized the construction of four new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) service stations in La Paz, Bolivia’s third most populated city. The Technical Director of the regulator, Norton Tórrez, issued a call for installing natural gas dispensers on 1 May this year, of which the new stations are just four of 26 to be spread across different geographical areas of La Paz city. Read more »

Bolivia Pushes CNG Cylinder Registration for NGVs

| Bolivia, La Paz

CNG annotation instructions for Bolivian NGV mechanicsBolivia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has reaffirmed its intention to fully implement a three-step process for recording Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders for natural gas vehicles (NGV). A visual-reference annotation will have real information on the technical condition of the equipment. The registration process is being implemented to ensure the ongoing safety of drivers and users. Read more »

Quantum-Wheeltime Arrangement Generates More CNG Storage System Orders

| USA, Lake Forest CA

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, integration, and vehicle system technologies, has received approximately USD 600,000 in purchase orders over the past several weeks for its lightweight natural gas storage systems from the WheelTime network. Read more »

Westport Expands Ford Dedicated CNG Lineup

| Canada, Vancouver

Ford Transit VanWestport is expanding its 2015 vehicle lineup with natural gas fueling options for companies who are adding the all-new Ford Transit Van and Cutaway to their fleet.  As a Ford qualified vehicle modifier (QVM), Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG™ Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000 GVW and below. Both versions of the Transit Van and Cutaway will be EPA and CARB certified. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles – Not an Option but a Preferred Choice

| UAE, Abu Dhabi -- AN EVENT ENDORSED BY NGV GLOBAL

Middle East NGV Summit – Abu Dhabi, 8 – 10 September 2014

Natural gas is almost 75% less costlier than oil and has proved to help reduce the biggest concerns that countries are facing regarding CO2 emission, especially from Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDV). Fazal Ali Khan, CNG Development Manager at Emirates Gas LLC (ENOC Group) will talk about how Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) are not an option but a preferred choice, at the Middle East NGV Summit. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes Natural Gas Filling Station Map

| Europe

NGVA Europe station mapNGVA Europe has published a European map of CNG and LNG filling stations. Apart from station locations and information about opening hours and acceptable forms of payment, the map also has facility to plan a travel route across Europe and have that route populated with available refueling stations. There is also a directory of stations and a system for finding stations within a selected radius of a given location. Go to www.ngvaeurope.eu/get-directions.

Port of Rostock – Gazprom MOU Focuses on LNG as Transport Fuel

| Germany, Rostock and Russia, Moscow

Port of Rostock, GermanyGAZPROM and the operator of the Baltic Sea port of Rostock, Hafen-Entwicklungs-gesellschaft Rostock mbH, have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the LNG market. The cooperation will focus on the development, marketing, and usage of LNG (liquefied natural gas) in road transport and shipping in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Read more »

Bureau Veritas Delivers Guidelines for LNG Bunkering

“LNG is the future, and confidence in safe handling of it is the key to progress.”

International classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick-starting the LNG bunker chain. BV’s Guidance on LNG Bunkering NI 618 provides recommendations on LNG bunkering, focusing on the framework to be established with the port authorities and the bunkering organizations before any commercial operation, conditions to be observed before, during and after each bunkering operation, management of emergency situations and the training of staff involved in bunkering operations. Read more »

Gas Natural Fenosa Proposes Converting Mexico City to NGVs

| Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City street (scene 2012)The Federal District of Mexico, could be home to 4.5 million natural gas vehicles, if a strategic plan proposed by Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) is implemented.  The company has unveiled a 20-year plan that would commence with the immediate installation of 10 Compressed natural Gas (CNG) stations, and includes all the necessary infrastructure and retraining workshops. Read more »

MAN CNG Buses for Bordeaux

| France, Evry (Paris)

MAN Lions City 18m CNG bus for BordeauxMAN France has been awarded a contract to supply 25 MAN Lion’s City CNG/Biogas 18-metre articulated buses to the city of Bordeaux in the country’s southwest. The contract comes just one month after Parisíen public transportation provider RATP awarded MAN a contract to provide 200 to 250 Hybrid and CNG/Biogas units.

(Source: MAN France)