WMATA Procures CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA: St Cloud MN

WMATA 2018 New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 CNGNorth American bus and coach manufacturer NFI Group Inc., through its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), will deliver up to 694 heavy-duty Xcelsior® transit buses to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as part of a five-year contract award. An undeclared number of buses will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Read more »

GTT Wins VARD Contract for Luxury Icebreaker’s LNG Fuel Tanks

| France: Paris

PonantGTT, an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas,  this week concluded a contract with the Norwegian shipyard VARD for the supply of the LNG tanks of the expedition ship PONANT Icebreaker. 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 »

LNG Marine Fuel Unrivalled as Solution for Air Quality, argues SEA\LNG

| United Kingdom: London
SEA\LNG Containership image

Image courtesy of SEA\LNG

Continuing investment in LNG as a marine fuel is critical to meeting both air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets, says SEA\LNG. The multi-sector industry coalition, aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has called on industry and governments make a pragmatic and balanced analysis of the future of maritime fuels. Read more »

SoCalGas Pipelines Flow with Californian RNG

| USA: Los Angeles CA

CRR biogas piping at PerisRenewable natural gas is a fuel with impeccable credentials: locally-produced; carbon-neutral; renewable and sustainable; harvested from wasted energy; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and conserves landfill space. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are taking advantage. Read more »

LNG-Ready Aloha Class Vessel Named at Philly Shipyard

| USA: Philadelphia PA

Daniel K Inouye LNG-ready for MatsonMatson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA,  christened the largest containership ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the Philly Shipyard on Saturday, June 30. Read more »

Omnitek Engine Conversions and Natural Gas Engine Manufacturing Commence in China

| USA: Vista CA

Omnitek OM6NG1Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has commenced shipments of the company’s natural gas engine components to its exclusive distributor in China, Omnitek Beijing. The Omnitek system components will be utilized to convert large marine engines, mining-trucks and power generators from diesel to natural gas. New natural gas engine production will prioritize engines for marine and on-road applications. Read more »

Renewable ‘Green’ LNG Replaces Petrol and Diesel for Friesland Fortnight

| The Netherlands

Albert Heijn supplier truck uses LNGThe Frisian youth wants a sustainable Friesland, without climate change and with an Elfstedentocht! That’s a very special and historical eleven-cities ice tour of some 200 kms, last held in 1997. Its been too warm since then so students have set up a challenge for everyone to move with sustainable means of transport within the borders of the province, from 1 to 14 July 2018. No petrol, no diesel. Renewable green gas is one solution. Read more »

Associations Argue Affordable Solutions Essential on Path to Lower Emissions

| Belgium: Brussels

Logo-GasNaturallyRepresenting major gas associations in Europe, GasNaturally calls on European Parliament committees to factor in the benefits of gas in transport when voting on the CO2 targets for cars proposal in July and September. It argues for technology neutrality, a term often used by the EC but not, platform members as in transport is a mature and available technology, and it is a cost-efficient solution to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. Read more »

probunkers Hastens LNG Bunker Fleet

| Greece: Athens

pro-vessel (probunkers)ABS has signed a pioneering Joint Development Program (JDP) with Athens-based probunkers to provide technical support as they embark on designing a fleet of specialist LNG bunker vessels for key ports around the world. probunkers aims to design, build, own and operate a fleet of LNG supply vessels in seven ports initially: Houston; Rotterdam (or, alternatively, Antwerp); Gibraltar; Singapore; Hong Kong; Busan and Fujairah. Read more »