Omnitek Engineering Enters Strategic Agreement for 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with G.ON Global Investments SRL, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Romania. G.ON Global was established by one of the original founders of Bucharest-based G.ON SRL, an Omnitek Engineering customer who engaged Omnitek in 2018 to develop a more than 400 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for Class 8 truck and bus applications. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes 2019 Natural Gas Vehicle Catalogue

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA Europe 2019 Vehicle catalogue coverNGVA Europe has released its 2019 Natural Gas Vehicle Catalogue which includes comparable data and a comprehensive overview about 68 vehicles available on the European market. This comprises 23 passenger cars, 11 light commercial vehicles, 13 trucks and 21 buses for both private use and business. Read more »

Stabilis Energy and Chart Industries Complete Transaction

| USA: Houston TX | Source: Stabilis Energy, Inc. and Chart Industries, Inc.

Chart logoChart Industries, Inc. and Stabilis Energy, Inc. have closed their previously announced transaction on Friday, August 30, 2019. Chart Industries, Inc. (Chart) announced the strategic investment in Stabilis at the beginning of August this year and now owns 8.75% of the outstanding common shares of Stabilis, bringing new strength to the regional LNG fuel market. Read more »

Russian Trio to Cooperate on Developing an LNG Fleet

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom Neft

LNG Bunkering in Port, RussiaGazprom Neft, Gazprom gas-engine fuel, and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have concluded a tripartite cooperation and strategic partnership agreement on developing an LNG fleet and related infrastructure. The memorandum was signed during this year’s Eastern Economic Forum by Gazpromneft Marine Bunker Acting CEO Alexei Medvedev, Gazprom gas-engine fuel Director General Oleg Melekhin, and USC President Alexey Rakhmanov. Read more »

Canadian Funds Support Development of Westport Conformable CNG Storage Technology

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Natural Gas Innovation Fund
Westport Conformable CNG fitpack

Westport™ CNG Conformable Storage technology

Canada’s Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) is investing $500,000 towards the development and testing of Westport Fuel Systems’ high performance compressed natural gas (CNG) storage system. This is in partnership with the project co-funders and supporters including Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Ford Motor Company and Linamar Corporation. Read more »

Solaris Sells 40 Urbino CNG Buses to Sweden’s Vy Buss

| Poland: Owińska | Source: Solaris SA

Solaris Urbino 18 CNGSolaris has signed a contract for the supply low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB. This Swedish carrier has decided to buy 40 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-fuelled vehicles: 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG and 16 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG. These buses will take up operations in Gävle, the capital of Gävleborg County. Read more »

Air Liquide Harnesses Norwegian Biogas for Transport Sector

| France: Paris | Source: Air Liquide

Biogas refueling 2019 SkagerakAir Liquide has acquired a majority equity in Norwegian company Skagerak Naturgass AS – a subsidiary of Skagerak Energi, which belongs to Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft. Skagerak Naturgass AS operates a distribution network delivering natural gas to industry, and 100% biomethane to the Norwegian transport sector through 4 bio-NGV (Natural Gas for Vehicle) stations installed in the Oslo region. Read more »

Ireland’s First Public CNG Station Launched

| Ireland: Cork | Source: Gas Networks Ireland

GNI Circle K first public CNG station at Dublin Port facilityGas Networks Ireland (GNI) and Circle K, have launched Ireland’s first publicly-accessible, fast-fill CNG station at Circle K’s Dublin Port premises. The project is co-financed by Gas Networks Ireland and the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility as part of Gas Network Ireland’s Causeway Project. Read more »

Egypt Plans Major Drive for Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Ministry of Petroleum

Egypt_Gastec image 2019Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek Al-Mulla, on August 21st witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the oil sector and the National Service Projects Agency to add the activities of supplying and transferring cars to bi-fuel operation (gasoline/natural gas) in the stations of the National Company for Petroleum Products and Distribution belonging to the Authority. Read more »

ACT Research Notes Upsurge in Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales

| USA: Columbus IN | Source: ACT Research
Momentum 120DGE Tailgate

Momentum 120DGE Tailgate refuse vehicle

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by North American commercial vehicle market analyser ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017. Read more »