Colombian NGVs on the Rise

| Colombia: Bogotá D.C.

Naturgas GNVNaturgas, the Colombian Natural Gas Association, reports 9,421 cars were converted from gasoline to natural gas in the first six months of 2018, an increase of 19% over the same period last year. Hi numbers of conversions were recorded in the cities of Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga. Read more »

Bolivia NGVs Increase CNG Consumption

| Bolivia: La Paz

Bolivia CNG conversionBolivia’s Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) reports that from January to April this year, natural gas sales (all sectors) increased by 3.7% with respect to the same period of 2017, driven mainly by consumption of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from vehicle refueling stations. Read more »

India’s Natural Gas Fuelled Transport Sector Poised for Growth in 2018

| India, Delhi

Mahanagar Gas CNG StationContinuing the theme of the ‘Gas4India’ campaign launched in 2016 by Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, which aimed to move India towards a gas-based economy, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued a 2017 Year End Review that reiterates its intentions for natural gas fuel. Read more »

NGV Numbers Climb in Peru

| Peru, Lima

Conversion to CNG in PeruAccording to the latest statistics made available by Infogas, Peru’s data website under the control of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Production and Transportation and Communications, the number of natural gas vehicle conversions in the country has reached 0.25 million at the end of November 2017. There are also 305 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations, up from 284 at the end of 2016. Read more »

Colombia CNG Fuel Stations Passes 800

| Colombia, Bogotá
Colombia: EPM CNG Station opens Punto Cero Medellin

EPM CNG Station in Medellin

Colombia’s Ministerio de Minas y Energía (MINMINAS) recently updated statistics for the country that demonstrate the ongoing and significant growth of their natural gas vehicle industry. As at 30 June 2017, there were 562,614 registered NGVs, which equates to an 18% increase since 2013. At the same time the number of CNG stations passed another milestone. Read more »

New CNG Bus Registrations Rise in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic, Prague

CNG bus bodyworkThe Czech Gas Association (CGA) reports the share of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) new bus registrations in the country has risen from 10 to 26 percent, after analysis of 2015 figures. 355 new CNG buses were registered last year out of a total 1,350 new registrations. The outcome marks a significant strengthening of the alt-fuel market in the Czech Republic, especially when compared to the 102 new CNG buses registered in 2014. Read more »

Iran Update: An Invigorated NGV Market

| Iran, Tehran

CNG Station in Iran (Image: Tamka Gas)In Iran the current share of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the national fuel basket is more than 23%, that is, almost a quarter of all transport fuel consumed is natural gas. New plans awaiting approval aim to lift that percentage to 35%. So explains Amir Khaki, the recently appointed Senior Vice President of ANGVA, also Chairman of Iran Alternative Fuel NGO and Vice President of Iran NGV Equipment Manufacturers NGO. Read more »

Massive Gas Discovery Contains Inherent Growth for Egypt’s Natural Gas Fuel Industry

| Egypt, Cairo
Gastec CNG Station (Oct 2013)

Gastec CNG Station, Nasr City (Oct 2013)

Italian energy giant Eni has made a world class supergiant gas discovery at its Zohr Prospect, in the deep waters of Egypt. The discovery could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of lean gas¹ in place, the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea. The massive find may in time provide a major stimulus for natural gas as a transportation fuel nationally, and possibly regionally. Read more »

Swedish CNG Soars Past 70% Biomethane

| Sweden, Stockholm

Sweden_CNG dispenserThe Swedish Gas Association (Energigas Sverige) reports that never before has the proportion of biomethane in national vehicle gas been as high as in the first six months of 2015. According to official Swedish statistics for the first six months of 2015, the proportion of biomethane in fuel sales is now 73 percent, a historically high level and evidence of rising demand. The biomethane percentage has risen in recent years, from around 60 percent. Read more »