ISO PC252 Fueling Stations – An NGV Global Initiative

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

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesInternational 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 »

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 »

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 »

London’s Exclusion of Natural Gas Fuel Needs Rethinking, says Gasrec

| United Kingdom, London

Gasrec supplies Bio-LNG StationGasrec 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 »

Natural Gas a Solution to Pending Oil Price Rebound, says Ex Oil Exec

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 »

2014 an Important Year for Natural Gas Fuel

| International

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 »

Natural Gas – The Sustainable Fuel for Transportation

 | Source: NGV Global

Goldin at Russian Expo Oct 2014There is much argument about sustainable transportation, with many seemingly attractive alternatives vying for market attention. Some stay longer than others, some glimmer with hope for a brighter future, but thus far, none have endured like natural gas. Diego Goldin, NGV Global’s Executive Director, spoke to this topic at the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2014 in October. Read more »

NGV Developments Picking Up the Pace

| Europe | Source: Peter Boisen, founding Chairman of NGVA Europe

USA outpaces Europe with NG Powered HD truck volume of sales

New VW NGV models likely to stimulate other manufacturers in Europe

Peter Boisen, founding Chairman and now honorary Chairman with a permanent seat on the board of NGVA Europe, comments on the pace of change in the USA and the recent natural gas vehicle developments in Europe, particularly the impetus generated by Volkswagen. Read more »

Oil Supply Vulnerability Highlights Need to Step Up Natural Gas Vehicles Programs

| International | Source: Brett Jarman - NGV Global executive director

The cost of an NGV program is small compared to the cost of propping up the oil economy with 'emergency reserves'The uncertainty surrounding oil markets has been demonstrated by an intervention last week from the International Energy Agency (IEA) calling for the release of 60 million barrels of oil from emergency reserves of its member nations. The intervention is only the third in the 35 year history of the IEA and is intended to ameliorate oil supply after disruption caused by events in Libya. While some analysts have questioned the need for the stock release at this time, it reminds us that oil supplies, the lifeblood of most economies, are a fragile balancing act. The release also follows a report issued by the IEA suggesting that we are entering a ‘golden age’ of natural gas. From an overall fuel supply perspective it highlights what the IEA refers to as “oil’s twilight” and the need for new mainstream alternatives. Read more »