West Virginia Transit Fleet Initiates CNG Adoption

| USA, Bluefield WV

Bluefield Area Transit, which services the West Virginia counties of Mercer and McDowell, has commenced the journey to a natural gas fueled fleet with the recent acquisition of its first bus equipped to run with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). As reported by local news service bdtonline, new buses purchased over the past two years have all been prepped for conversion to CNG. Read more »

LA Metro Orders 300 CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA, St. Cloud MN

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has awarded Minnesota-based New Flyer Industries (NFI) a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG), 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses. The contract is for 65 firm orders and options to purchase an additional 235 buses. Read more »

Ruan CNG Tractor: 1 Million Miles and Going Strong

| USA, Des Moines IA

Ruan 1M Mile TruckA 2014 Kenworth T660 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered class 8 tractor operated by Ruan Transportation Management Systems has reached the milestone of 1 million miles in service without one major maintenance issue. It is part of a fleet of 40 tractors domiciled at Ruan’s operation in Fair Oaks, Indiana. Read more »

PitPoint Builds Belgium’s Largest CNG Filling Station

| Belgium, Ghent

IVAGO fleet at slow-fill facilityThe site of IVAGO (‘Intercommunal Waste Management Association in Ghent and Regions’) is now home to the largest natural gas fueling station in Belgium. Officially inaugurated on October 6th by Flemish Minister of Energy, Bart Tommelein, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of IVAGO, Tine Heyse who collaborated to perform the first fiill with CNG. Read more »

Lima and Callao Plan Massive Expansion of CNG Bus Fleet

| Peru, Lima

El Metroplitano CNG busCálidda, an majority-owned affiliate of Latin American power company Grupo Energía de Bogotá and holder of the natural gas distribution concession in the Department of Lima and the Constitutional Province of Callao in Peru, has articulated an ambitious infrastructure expansion plan that includes major provision for natural gas for transportation. Read more »

PostNL’s Green Gas Fleet an Inspiration

| Netherlands, Nieuwegein

Pitpoint for PostNLPostNL, delivering mail across the Netherlands and internationally, commenced renewal of its fleet three years ago, replacing leased diesel-powered vehicles with cleaner natural gas vehicles powered by renewable natural gas (RNG), or ‘green gas’. Alternative fuels provider Pitpoint B.V. supplies fuel for these PostNL vehicles. Read more »

China Heavy Duty Natural Gas Truck Demand Surges

| China | Source: JRJ.com
Weichai Westport WP12NG Engine

Weichai Westport WP12NG Engine

China’s new energy vehicles network data shows August natural gas heavy truck production grew by 5.4 times, a single-month record high, reports JRJ.com. They cite market analysis by Zheshang Securities that points to liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy truck production reaching 93,836 vehicles this year. Read more »

Marked Growth of CNG Vehicles in Mumbai

| India, Mumbai

MGL CNG station snapshotAccording to figures made available by Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL), the population of natural gas vehicles in Mumbai region has gone up by 320 per cent in 5 years. MGL is the sole authorized distributor of CNG and PNG in Mumbai, its Adjoining Areas and Raigad (district to the south of Mumbai) with a more than 21 year track record in Mumbai. Across these areas, it serves more than 0.545 million natural gas vehicles. Read more »

Promotion Push in Pune for CNG Vehicle Uptake

| Inda, Pune

Ola and MNGL promote CNGOla, India’s leading mobile app for transportation, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) to promote adoption of CNG vehicles in Pune. Under the alliance, both the companies will work closely to promote the use of CNG Cars and will roll out several initiatives to create awareness about the benefits of running CNG vehicles amongst drivers as well as the customers. Read more »

Spain-Portugal Freight Route a Testbed for LNG and CNG Trucks

| Spain, Coslada (Madrid)

SEUR-IVECO TrailerSpanish company Seur, S.A. has continued enhanced its commitment to sustainable operations by introducing two natural gas trucks to its transportation fleet. One truck is powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) while the other uses Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The company will test the viability of both fuels an international freight route over coming weeks. Read more »