Gujarat Leads India’s Efforts to Become a Natural Gas Based Economy (Part 2)

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni
Petronet offers LNG bunkering at Kochi Terminal

Petronet LNG offers LNG bunkering at Kochi Terminal

Gujarat, a state in Western India renowned for its diversity of enterprise and business acumen, has been a determined leader for gas-fuelled energy diversification. It is home to 469 CNG filling stations and 1 million natural gas vehicles.

This is the second and concluding article about Gujarat and India’s transition to natural gas for transportation.

PART 2: INDIA – AN OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES IN NATURAL GAS & RNG Read more »

Gujarat Leads India’s Efforts to Become a Natural Gas Based Economy (Part 1)

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni
1st CNG Station of GSPC

1st CNG station of GSPC, Jun 2003. 
Inaugurated by then CM of Gujarat & now PM of India, Mr. Narendra Modi

Gujarat, a state in Western India renowned for its diversity of enterprise and business acumen, has been a determined leader for gas-fuelled energy diversification. Today, it is home to 469 CNG filling stations and 1 million natural gas vehicles. How it transitioned to natural gas is a story of vision and determination.

This article is presented in two parts.

PART 1: INCEPTION TO CURRENT STATUS Read more »

India Notifies Dual-fuel Usage for Agricultural and Construction Equipment Vehicles

| India: New Delhi | Source: PIB India

India_Farm TractorThe Ministry Road Transport & Highways in India has notified dual-fuel usage for agricultural and construction equipment vehicles in a bid to expand the use of natural and renewable gas.  Read more »

SEDIGAS Urges Spain to Pursue Renewable Gas for Transportation

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: SEDIGAS
Guadalajara Sewage Treatment Plant

Guadalajara Sewage Treatment Plant produces RNG.

SEDIGAS, the Spanish Gas Association, is advocating for the adoption of national policies that reinforce the role of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a CO2 sink and part of the circular economy. Not only would RNG enhance the 2030-2050 National Energy and Climate Plan, it argues, it has a major role to play in decarbonising transportation. Read more »

IVECO Welcomes European Parliament Recognition of Decarbonising Role for Natural Gas

| Italy: Turin | Source: IVECO
IVECO Stralis NP London to Madrid

IVECO Stralis NP

IVECO welcomes the European Parliament’s backing of the amendment recognising the role of natural gas in achieving European decarbonization objectives.​ The European Parliament, in its plenary session, has voted its official opinion and amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation of CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Read more »

UK Fuel Differential Freeze a Boost for NGV HGVs

| United Kingdom | Source: Gasrec and NGVN

The UK government has announced that the differential between fuel duty on diesel and alternative fuels has been extended to 2032, providing a major boost to an already surging natural gas industry. Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN), which lobbied for the extension, says adoption by HGV operators will help address high emissions from this sector. Read more »

CGA Renewable Gas Funding Proposal Receives Support

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Gas Association

Canada - CGA Proposal Renewable Gas (cover clip)The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) last month said it received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the Government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program. A persuasive element of the proposal relates to the immediate benefit derived from switching transportation to this clean fuel. Read more »

Equal Opportunity Sought for Light-Duty NGVs Under U.S. Rules

| USA: Washington DC, Bala Cynwyd PA and Mount Vernon OH | Source: NGVAmerica, VNG.Co and Ariel Corporation
SoCalGas Light-duty NGV

(Image: SoCalGas)

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), supported by industry trade bodies and separately lodged member statements, have submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to their proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. Read more »

Germany Suspends Federal Highway Toll for Natural Gas Trucks

| Germany and United Kingdom | Source: DVGW and CNH Industrial

Iveco Stralis NPThe German Bundestag last week amended federal highway toll law to exempt lorries powered by natural gas from tolls from 1 January 2019 for a period of two years. The change will help to address the country’s growing CO2 emissions from the transport sector, at the same time providing a stimulus for the natural gas vehicle sector. Read more »