Gazprom Outlines Next Steps for Domestic NGV Market

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Gazprom Eco GasContinuing their policy to prioritise development of Russia’s domestic market for natural gas as a transportation fuel, adopted by Gazprom’s Board in 2014, their Management Committee has approved the 2017–2019 Program for the construction of gas filling infrastructure at the industrial sites of Gazprom subsidiaries and the Development Program for small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and use. Read more »

Christened LNG Hybrid Barge to Power Docked Cruise Ships

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LNG Hybrid Barge HUMMEL and AIDAsol

Hamburg now has an environmentally friendly alternative for supplying power to cruise ships lying at port. The LNG Hybrid Barge, Becker Marine Systems’ floating liquefied gas power plant christened at Hafencity, a quarter in the district of Hamburg-Mitte, on Saturday, is a world premiere. The barge is not self-propelled, instead being steered to locations by a natural gas fuelled tug. Read more »

Port of Singapore Prepares for Future LNG Bunkering

At SIBCON - Minister of Transport Mr Lui Tuck Yew

Minister of Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, leads bunkering change momentum in Singapore.

Singapore’s Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, presided over the opening ceremony of the 18th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON), organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). In conjunction with SIBCON, Minister Liu also officiated the global launch of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), a new non-governmental organisation established to promote safety and industry best practices in the use of gas as a marine fuel. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Fleet Delivers Pork Product in Oklahoma

Kenworth T660 with Cummins Westport ISX12 G Engine

Kenworth T660 with Cummins Westport ISX12 G Engine

Delivering biodiesel to market using compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered trucks is a sign of the times. Oklahoma-based High Plains Bioenergy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, produces biodiesel from pork fat. The company now uses two Kenworth T660 day cabs powered by the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine to transport the biodiesel from the plant to regional biodiesel customers. Read more »

More UN Signage Success for NGVs

Approved signage for LNG

UN-approved signage for LNG

A meeting of the UN Working Party 1 on Road Safety (WP1) in Geneva has resulted in further success for the NGV industry, with the group agreeing to allow Consolidated Resolution (R.E.2) status for LNG fuelling station road signage (see graphic) proposed by the IANGV. The proposal was submitted subsequent to IANGV’s successful efforts to achieve R.E. 2 status for CNG fuelling station signage last year, part of a joint submission with the AEGPL for LPG road signage. Achieving R.E.2 status provides international legal justification to use these signs as accepted by the UN, although it does not legally bind countries to use the signage. Read more »