HAM and FEGATRAMER to Facilitate Natural Gas Adoption for Transport

| Spain and Italy
Sevilla LCNG Station

HAM supplies CNG and LNG at this station in Sevilla.

Federación Gallega de Transportes de Mercancías (tr. Galician Federation of Transports), known as FEGATRAMER, has signed a collaboration agreement with Spain’s HAM Group that aims to encourage uptake of natural gas as a fuel for transportation. The agreement offers advantages to the members of the Galician Federation for the supply of natural gas to their vehicles from HAM stations. Read more »

Elengy Plans Mediterranean LNG Bunker Service

| France: Bois-Colombes
Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy LNG vessel berthing operation at Fos Cavou

Elengy, a pioneer in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and subsidiary of GRTgaz within the ENGIE Group, will work with Fosmax LNG, its subsidiary and owner of the Fos Cavaou LNG terminal, to offer a new LNG bunker-vessel loading service. Elengy operates and develops three LNG terminals in France: Montoir-de-Bretagne on the Atlantic coast, Fos Tonkin and Fos Cavaou on the Mediterranean coast. Read more »

Enco to Invest USD 6.6M in CNG Stations for Mexico

| Mexico: Monterrey

ENCO CNG StationOnexpo Nacional, AC, the association representing Mexico’s gasoline station industry, reports that Energía y Combustibles (Enco) will invest MXN 130M (USD 6.6M) this year in new service stations for natural gas vehicles (NGV) in the country. About 30% of this sum will be directed to Nuevo León for the construction of a service centre for an as yet unnamed fleet operator and a self-service center located in the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey. Read more »

PennDOT Completes 12 of 29 CNG Stations

| USA: Houston TX

Trillium New Castle TA Ribbon CuttingThe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to roll out its CNG P3 Project which aims to construct fueling stations for the supply of Compressed Natural Gas to more than 1,600 public-transit buses at 29 sites. According to the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT), eight stations were completed in 2017 and four have been opened in 2018. Station builder Trillium, PennDOT and New Castle Transit Authority (NCTA) celebrated the opening of one of those stations last week. Read more »

Wärtsilä LNGPac Passes 100th Order Milestone

| Finland: Helsinki
Wartsila Corporation LNGPac 100th

The Wärtsilä LNGPac has been an important enabler for LNG as a marine fuel.

The technology group Wärtsilä’s Fuel Gas Supply Systems have passed a significant milestone with the 100th order being booked. Two new shuttle tankers being built for Singapore based AET Tankers will feature Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines running primarily on LNG fuel, and fitted with LNGPac units. This contract brought the total number of orders received for this innovative system to 100. Read more »

Clean Ireland Recycling has First Private CNG Station and Fleet in Ireland

| Ireland: Cork

Ireland's First Private CNG Station at Clean Ireland RecyclingGas Networks Ireland and Clean Ireland Recycling have celebrated the official opening of the first private fast-fill CNG station at the Clean Ireland Recycling premises in Smithstown Industrial Estate, Shannon, Co. Clare. The Shannon site is part of Gas Networks Ireland’s strategy to further develop a market for natural gas as a lower-emission transport fuel. Gas Networks Ireland is developing a comprehensive national CNG refuelling network that will provide nationwide coverage for vehicles operating on Irish roads. Read more »

Remondis to beat German City Diesel Bans with Natural Gas Fleet

| Germany: Berlin
IFAT 2018: Deutscher Marktführer setzt auf Erdgas

Clean, quiet and agile: IVECO Eurocargo with refuse collection system

Remondis, a leading international service provider in the field of recycling, service and water, is to begin the gradual conversion of a large part of its fleet of 8,000 commercial vehicles to natural gas. Their decision was announced last Monday in Munich at IFAT, the water, wastewater, waste and raw materials trade fair. Read more »

Total Plans LNG Bunkering Facility for Sohar, Oman

| France: Paris

Oman - Port of SoharTotal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in Oman. This MoU covers both upstream and downstream businesses. Downstream includes intention to develop liquefied natural gas fuel supply for shipping in Sohar, a port city on Oman’s northern coast. Read more »

Xebec to Accelerate H2 and Renewable NG Developments with Strategic Agreements  

| Canada: Montreal QC

Xebec biogas upgrade plantXebec Adsorption Inc. (Xebec), a global provider of clean energy solutions for the industrial, energy and renewables marketplace, has entered into strategic relationships in China, Korea and Italy. The agreements relate to the Canadian company’s hydrogen energy solutions and biogas upgrading products for fuel for transportation, and technology exchange that will see new products for the North American market. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Business Launched in Japan

| Japan: Nagoya
StS LNG Bunkering vessel, LNG Fueled vessel diagram

Ship-to-Ship (StS) bunkering

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) have agreed to launch an LNG Bunkering business in Japan. They marked the decision by establishing two Joint Ventures (JV) on May 10. Read more »