Lidl Moving to LNG-fuelled Logistics in Switzerland

| Switzerland: Weinfelden / Kerzers

Lidl Schweiz IVECO LNGTogether with international transport and logistics service provider Krummen Kerzers AG, Lidl Switzerland is taking steps to ban diesel combustion engines in Swiss logistics by enabling the introduction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles in Switzerland. The companies will jointly finance and operate the necessary infrastructure. Read more »

ENGIE Enters Emerging Romanian CNG Market with New Station

| Romania: Bucharest

ENGIE CNG Station BucharestENGIE Romania SA, a subsidiary of French multinational energy conglomerate ENGIE, has launched its first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling station in Romania. The station was inaugurated by company representatives and local authorities on July 13 and will serve natural gas vehicles operating in the administrative region of Bucharest. Read more »

Port of Busan to Bunker LNG with KOGAS

| Korea: Busan

Image: KOGAS

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) and Busan Port Corporation (BPC) signed a “Business Agreement for Establishment and Activation of the Busan Port LNG Bunkering System” on July 5 at the BPC headquarters. By doing so, KOGAS hopes to establish more concrete measures to build and revitalize the LNG bunkering infrastructure of Busan Port by establishing a cooperative relationship with BPC and LNG bunkering.  Read more »

India Makes Move Toward LNG Fuelling Infrastructure for Major Highways

| India: New Delhi

India rural pollutionMajor oil companies (Petronet LNG, Indian Oil Corporation, BPCL) in India are moving collectively to introduce close to 20 Liquefied natural Gas (LNG) fuelling stations on some of the country’s main heavy transportation routes next year. Mr. V. K. Mishra Director, (Finance), Petronet LNG Ltd, says tenders will be issued for this purpose in next 15 days. Read more »

Snam Enhances Biomethane for Transport Capacity with IES Biogas Acquisition

| Italy: San Donato Milanese

IES Biogas mid-size plant in ItalySnam4Mobility, a subsidiary of Snam S.p.A., a European leader of natural gas infrastructure, has acquired 70% of IES Biogas, which is one of the leading Italian companies in the design, construction and management of biogas and biomethane production plants with a market share of more than 10%. The transaction value was EUR 4 million. Read more »

Ocado UK Orders 29 IVECO Stralis NP CNG Trucks

| United Kingdom: Basildon

IVECO Stralis NP for ocado in UKIndependent online grocer Ocado, based in Hatfield (UK) has leased 29 new IVECO Stralis NP tractor units, marking the largest order for single-fuel gas-powered trucks of any manufacturer to-date in the UK. Refuelling infrastructure is provided by Gasrec, a pioneer of landfill biomethane for transport fuel. Read more »

Largest CNG Station in Columbus OH Opens

| USA: Columbus OH
Ariel at City of Columbus CNG West Station

Ariel CNG compressors on site at West

In Columbus, Ohio, the city’s Finance and Management Director Joe Lombardi has officially opened the fourth and largest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling site in the city, referred to as West Fueling Station. This station is also a “fast fill” which means that vehicles are able to refuel there as quickly as filling a diesel tank at a regular station. Read more »

Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program Now Open

| USA: Baltimore MD

Logo-Maryland Energy AdministrationThe U.S. State of Maryland’s FY19 Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) opened on July 1, 2018. The FY19 AFIP is intended to aid in the development of alternative fuel refilling/charging infrastructure. As such, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) anticipates issuing one or more grants to applicants for the installation of alternative fuel refilling/charging stations in Maryland. Read more »

Japan’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Start Operation in 2020

| Japan: Nagoya
Image of LBV (Provided by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

Image of LBV (Provided by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)

Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS), a joint venture established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, has ordered an LNG Bunkering Vessel (LBV) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Read more »

Rapid Growth for RNG Sales in Estonia

| Estonia: Tallinn

Estonia CNG Station of Eesti GasSales of renewable natural gas f(RNG) or transportation are surging in Estonia, reports AS Eesti Gaas (Estonia Gas). In June, the volume of sales of domestically produced green gas (compressed biomethane, CBM) at Estonian gas stations reached approximately 500 000 m³, 93 percent more than sales for May. Read more »