Optimism for Post-Pandemic Natural Gas Fuel for Mobility

| Global | Source: NGV Global
NGVAE GHG Emissions vehicle + fuel 40t LNG truck

Image courtesy of NGVA Europe

The International Energy Agency recently released its report — 2020 Global Energy Review — which states energy demand will fall 6% in 2020. This represents the largest decline in 70 years in percentage terms, the largest ever decline in absolute terms, and seven times the decline after the 2008 global financial crisis. This is predicted to lead to a record fall in carbon emissions of almost 8%, the lowest level in a decade. Read more »

Canadian NGV Market Poised for Expansion

| Canada: Ottawa | Source: CNGVA, CGA and Canadian Government agencies

Emterra Peel Collection Vehicle Canada’s natural gas vehicle market has been relatively slow to develop but that may be about to change. Canada is well endowed with 300 years of natural gas reserves and is the home of leading NGV technology and dedicated NGV proponents. A new Natural Gas Solutions document from Canadian Gas Association and advocacy and leadership from the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance are raising awareness of natural gas as a potential major contributor to the nation’s environmental objectives. Read more »

Spain’s MOVES Plan Puts Brakes on NGV Support

| Spain: Madrid | Source: NGV Global and GASNAM
Scania LNG Truck in Italy

Scania R 410 Highline 4×2 LNG (Trento, Italy – Photo: Dan Boman)

In Madrid on February 15, Spain’s Council of Ministers approved a proposal of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition which regulates the incentive program for efficient and sustainable mobility (MOVES Program). Unlike the previous two iterations and despite a plea from SEDIGAS, the Spanish natural gas association, for greater recognition of the role of renewable gas in reducing transport-related emissions, most natural gas vehicles have been excluded from the incentive scheme. Read more »

U.S. EIA Outlook Discusses Role of LNG as Marine Fuel

| USA: Washington DC
SEA\LNG Containership image

Image courtesy of SEA\LNG

As part of it’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has conservatively estimated domestic consumption of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will grow to 10% by 2050. The operating life of vessels is long, typically 25 to 30 years, but the upswell of natural gas powered newbuilds means the fuel market is going to change significantly. Read more »

Drewry: More Needed to Meet LNG Bunkering Demand

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited
Growth LNG fuelled vessels by Drewry Maritime Research

Growth LNG fuelled vessels by Drewry Maritime Research

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 »

NGV Global: Natural Gas Regulations Update

| International | Source: NGV Global
Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

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 »

ISO PC252 Fueling Stations – An NGV Global Initiative

| International

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesActive 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 »

Environmental Benefits Stimulate Governments to Endorse NGVs

| International

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesInternational trade association NGV Global, working to promote natural gas as a fuel for mobility, is a 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 »

New Opportunities for NGVs in U.S. EPA’s New Ozone Standard

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

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 »