CNG Production Pending for Volkswagen’s New Indian Tech Center

| India: Pune | Source: ŠKODA

SKODA-VW Technology Center PuneŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen have celebrated the opening of a new Technology Center in Pune, India, attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and other government officials. On behalf of the Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA is leading the INDIA 2.0 project, which sets out the Volkswagen Group’s model campaign on the Indian market. CNG vehicles may be forthcoming. Read more »

Emirates Transport 2018 CNG Conversions Up 21%

| UAE: Dubai | Source: Emirates Transport

Dubai CNG conversion centre Emirates GasAl Etihad Centre, a subsidiary of Emirates Transport (ET) which specialises in converting vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), reported it converted 1,325 vehicles to natural gas fuel during 2018. The Centre serves clientele from both the government and private sectors. Read more »

Delhi Reconsiders HCNG in Face of Rising Air Pollution

| India: New Delhi | Source: The IndianExpress

CNG dispenser IndiaNational Capital Territory (NCT) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) are reportedly set to introduce hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) to India’s capital city, subject to signing an agreement for setting up a compact steam reformer. If the project goes ahead, Delhi will be come the first city in India to use this fuel. Read more »

GEV’s CNG-powered CNG Transportation Vessel Gains Full ABS Approval

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: Global Energy Ventures Ltd

GEV Optimum CNG transportation design (illustration)Western Australia-based Global Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), a developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, has received from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approval for construction of the CNG 200 Optimum ship. The company says the dual-fuel vessel will achieve greater than 90% CNG-powered propulsion. Read more »

Iran Reaches for 2,500 CNG Filling Stations

| Iran: Tehran | Source: Petroenergy Information Network
CNG station Iran

CNG consumption increased in Khorasan Razavi Province

The number of Iran’s compressed natural gas (CNG) stations is planned to reach 2,489 by late February, reports Iran’s Petroenergy Information Network. Hamid Ghasemi DehCheshmeh, director of the CNG Project of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said 40 new stations would come online during the 40 anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Read more »

GasLog Ltd. Charters Two Dual-Fuel Newbuilds

| Monaco | Source: GasLog Ltd
GasLog dual-fuel under construction Samsung

GasLog’s first 180k LNGC under construction at SHI

GasLog Ltd. (GasLog) confirms it entered into new charter party agreements for two dual-fuel carriers, each for a firm period of seven years, with a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (Cheniere) at the end of 2018. Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is constructing the vessels. Read more »

First Dual-Fuel ASD Tugboat Launched for Ningbo

| China: Ningbo | Source: Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard

Ningo Port Dual-fuel 6500HP ASD tugboatThe first dual-fuel (LNG/Marine Oil) 6500HP ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) tugboat being built for Ningbo-Zhoushan Port was successfully launched by Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd on December 25, 2018. The port is the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage. Read more »

Korean Patent for Forward Ships’ LNG-Powered Vessel Design

| Greece and South Korea | Source: Arista Group

Arista Forward Shipping test approval from South KoreaForward Ships’ innovative machinery arrangement has received its first official patent right from South Korea. The Project Forward initiative demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design and efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40 percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2030. Read more »

Keppel O&M to Build LNG Bunker Vessel for Baltic Operations

| Keppel O&M | Source: Keppel O&M

Keppel MTD 5800V LNG designKeppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) reports that its wholly-owned subsidiaries Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) and Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) have been contracted to supply design and construction of an ice-class LNG bunker vessel.  Read more »

CNG Buses Piloted for Interstate Routes in India

| India: New Delhi | Source: The Times of India
Tata CNG Buses complete 1 billion kms

DTC’s Tata CNG buses passed the billion kms mark in 2015

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is planning to restart interstate passenger services after an eight-year hiatus, with buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to commence a pilot project around the national capital from February 2019. Read more »