Drewry, an international independent provider of research and consulting services to the maritime and shipping industry, says that with less than two years before the sulphur cap comes into force, LNG is looking more plausible as the marine fuel of the 21st Century. Many shipowners are still weighing up the dilemma of how to comply with the stringent new rules on sulphur emissions, due to come into force in January 2020. The options have been widely publicised: scrap older tonnage, fit sulphur scrubbers, switch to low-sulphur marine gasoil (LSMGO) or install power plants capable of burning LNG. Read more »
Globally, natural gas mobility is an evolving industry that continues to thrive, expand and consolidate despite market challenges. Natural gas vehicles (NGV) operate in more than 80 countries and natural gas propulsion is taking vessels along inland waterways and across oceans. Regulations and standards are a vital component of this industry.
Such is the context in which several documents were tabled at the UNECE Group of Experts on General Safety (GRSG) meeting on 10-13 April 2018 in Geneva. NGV Global was in attendance to ensure the best interests of the worldwide natural gas for transportation industry were kept to the fore. Discussed were proposed changes to UNECE R.110 (CNG/LNG Vehicles) including CNG cylinder inspections, and expansion to applications for on-board vehicle appliances. Read more »
Active on behalf of the natural gas for transportation industry for 30 years, NGV Global is building a rich history of leadership, collaboration and advocacy. Our Technical Group of Experts is currently focusing on ISO PC252, just one of our many priorities that call for international collaboration and input. PC252 began with an NGV Global initiative in 2007. Read more »
International trade association NGV Global, working to promote natural gas as a fuel for mobility, is member-based not for profit organisation making a difference. Founded in 1986, NGV Global will this year celebrate thirty years working with top level decision makers in several countries seeking to employ fossil natural gas and renewable natural gas as an alternative, low-emission, safe and available fuel for transportation. Read more »
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the new national standard for ground level ozone at 70 parts per billion, further tightening the current standard of 75 parts per billion established in 2008. NGVAmerica made the following statement regarding the October 2 announcement informing of the revised national ambient air quality standard. Read more »
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 »
Gasrec Ltd, a pioneer of Bio-LNG (liquefied landfill biomethane) for transport fuel and supplier for gas powered HGVs on UK roads and staunch advocate for natural gas for transportation, has expressed dismay that the recently published London Assembly Environment Committee report – ‘Driving away from diesel – Reducing air pollution from diesel vehicles’ ignored one of the most promising technologies to offer a solution – natural gas. Read more »
Where oil prices are headed in 2015 might be anybody’s guess in the current capricious market, but some voices are saying it is only a matter of time, perhaps later this year, that the barrel price hits the floor and begins the upward climb, possibly in a vigorous way. John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil, agrees and points to natural gas as a viable solution for the transportation sector. Read more »
NGV 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 »