Eesti Gaas Orders First LNG Bunker Vessel for NE Baltic Sea

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gas bunker vessel illustrationEstonian energy company Eesti Gaas has placed an order for an LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker vessel with bunker tank capacity of 6,000 m3.  The new vessel will provide mobile LNG bunkering for the growing number of LNG-fuelled vessels in the North-East region of the Baltic Sea and onshore clients. Read more »

Australian Maritime Industry Plans Integration of LNG Bunkering Standards

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: Gas Energy Australia

Siem Thiima bunkers EVOL LNGIn order to meet the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environmental regulations including reductions in sulphur emissions in 2020 the maritime industry in Australia is planning to adopt a greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) strategy which calls for a 50% cut to shipping GHG emissions by 2050. The initiative arose out of a Gas Energy Australia (GEA) workshop and aims to establish LNG bunkering infrastructure at major ports. Read more »

Moscow – St. Petersburg LNG Highway Begins

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom

LNG Station construction site on St. Petersburg highwayThe construction of Gazprom’s first cryogenic filling station on the new Moscow – St. Petersburg highway (M11) was marked by a ceremony near Okulovka, Novgorod Region, which coincided with the arrival of vehicles participating in the world’s longest rally for NGVs, ‘Gas to Motors’. Read more »

Construction of First Public CNG Filling Station in Bucharest Underway

| Romania: Râmnicu Vâlcea | Source: Antarres Group

CNG refueling AntarresConstruction of the CNG Romania Project’s first of nine Compressed Natural Gas filling stations is underway. The project was initiated by Denisson Energy SRL, member of Antares Group, and the NGVA Romania Association. The location of the station subscribes to the project strategy to serve the transit on pan-European corridors as well as the urban traffic. Read more »

Multiple CNG Projects Receive US Federal Transit Admin Funding

| USA: Washington | Source: Federal Transit Administration

USA FTA logoThe US Federal Transit Administration (FTA), a Division of the Department of Transport, has allocated funding to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders. Recipients of the funding allocated from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program, include many natural gas for transportation projects. Read more »

SENER LNG-fuelled Bunkering Vessel Designs Approved by DNV GL

| Spain: Getxo | Source: Grupo SENER
SENER Marine LNG DNV GL Agreement-rafael-gongora Sep2018

SENER’s Rafael de Góngora (L) and DNV GL’s Lucas Ribeiro (R)

Spanish engineering and technology group SENER Group has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) Certificates by DNV GL for a LNG-fuelled bunkering vessel. The new design has been found to comply with DNV GL class rules and all current and upcoming regulations, including the new emission control regulations and the IGF Code for fuel with a low flashpoint. Read more »

CSA Revises Canadian Code for Installation of NGV Refuelling Stations (B108)

| Canada | Source: CSA Group

CSA Group logoCSA Group, a leader in natural gas vehicle deployment, has published a new edition of the Canadian B108 Code to support the safe installation of natural gas vehicle refuelling stations. This fourth edition, known as CSA B108-18, includes revisions to the Code’s existing compressed natural gas (CNG) coverage, as well as a new section (Part 2) dedicated to the design, location, construction, operation, operator training and maintenance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling stations. Read more »

Naturgy and Fiat Professional Join to Push Sustainable Mobility in Spain

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Naturgy
Signing by Naturgy and Fiat Professional

Raffele Brustia (Fiat) and Alfonso del Río (Naturgy)

International energy company Naturgy and auto manufacturer Fiat have signed a strategic agreement to promote natural gas as a fuel for light commercial vehicles in Spain. Through innovative projects they will develop new infrastructure for refueling and expand the use of vehicles that use this energy. Read more »

Ambitious Methane Reduction Target Announced by OGCI

| USA: Tulsa OK | Source: Total

The Oklahoma-headquartered, international Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), now made up of 13 major oil and gas companies, has declared its intention to collectively reduce the average methane intensity of its aggregated upstream gas and oil operations by one fifth to below 0.25% by 2025, and if possible will push to 0.20%, corresponding to a reduction by one third. The natural gas for transportation industry welcomes this initiative to further reduce emissions from the gas value chain. Read more »

Aliara Energía Consolidates its Commitment to NGV by Opening 3 Filling Stations

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Aliara Energía
Aliara Energia CNG Station - photo @deteibols

Aliara Energia CNG station – photo @deteibols

Aliara Energía,  an energy services company in Madrid, has consolidated its commitment to natural gas fuel by inaugurating three new refueling stations in the districts of Latina, Fuencarral-El Pardo and Usera. This new implementation is part of the company’s strategy aimed at optimizing resources, savings, efficiency and the improvement and reduction of emissions, fundamentally supported by the use of natural gas as fuel. Read more »