LNG (Dual-fuel) Shipbuild MOU First for Malaysian Maritime Sector

| Malaysia | Source: Shin Yang Shipping Corporation Berhad

Malaysia PSV - LNG dual-fuel planned Nov2018Three Malaysian companies have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would see the first LNG-powered ship built and operating in Malaysian waters by the end of 2020. The project is described as a milestone for the Malaysian maritime sector. Read more »

Zhuzhou Plans CNG Stations and Riverside LNG Bunker Facility

| China: Zhuzhou | Source: Zhuzhou Evening News

Zhuzhou CNG refuelling (Hunan)Zhuzhou, a prefecture-level city of Hunan Province, plans to build 10 new natural gas vehicle refueling stations. As part of the Zhuzhou City Gas Development Plan, the Municipal Planning Bureau says three of the stations will be completed by 2020. Read more »

All New Santro CNG Introduced by Hyundai India

| India: New Delhi | Source: Hyundai India

Hyundai Santro CNG 2018Hyundai Motor India Ltd, India’s second largest car manufacturer, has launched an all new version of the Santro, dubbed “India’s Favourite Family Car”. Factory-fitted for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) operation, the vehicle is aimed at family buyers; it focuses on customer-centric safety and new age technology to give it a competitive edge. Read more »

Compac Brings World Class Fast Fill Technology to India

| India and New Zealand | Source: Compac Industries

Compac 4-hose fast-fill CNG for IGLNatural Gas Vehicles have to wait for a long time at India’s compressed natural gas stations (CNG) as growth in the number of vehicles running CNG has outpaced the rate of expansion in the refuelling stations. The situation is further aggravated by paucity of land for putting up new CNG stations. All that is about to change with a new dispenser designed and manufactured by Compac Industries. Read more »

GTT and Dongsung Finetec to Commercialise LNG Brick for Marine Fuel Tank Solutions

| France: Paris | Source: GTT

GTT LNG BrickGTT, French specialist in cryogenic containment systems, and Dongsung Finetec, a Korean company specialised in thermal insulation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to commercialise GTT’s LNG Brick® technology. LNG Brick provides LNG fuel tank solutions for capacities ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 m3, including the capability for external tank building prior to installation into an LNG-fuelled vessel. Read more »

AET Tankers Welcomes First LNG Dual-fuel Aframaxes

| South Korea and Singapore | Source: AET Tankers

AET Aframax LNG for Shell charter Q4 2018Singapore-based AET Tankers Pte Ltd has named and welcomed its first LNG dual-fuelled aframax vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu at a ceremony this week, held at the Samsung Heavy Industry Co Ltd’s (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. The 113,400 dwt vessels are in compliance with NOx Tier III emission when operating in gas mode. Read more »

India Launches SATAT Initiative Promoting RNG as Fuel for Transportation

| India: New Delhi | Source: IndianOil

CBG Initiative Launch in IndiaOn October 1, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, launched an initiative aimed at developing supply of renewable natural gas for India’s automotive market. He said that the gas is a clean and cheaper mode of fuel and the Government has taken several steps to promote its production and usage. Read more »

Nashik Next for CNG Fuel in India

| India: Nashik | Source: Times of India

Nashik, MaharashtraNashik, an ancient holy city in the northwest region of Maharashtra in India, is set to become another growth region for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles as India responds to the government’s call for increased use of this cleaner and increasingly available fuel. A Times of India report states Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd (MNGL) plans to construct 156 CNG stations in the city over the next eight years. Read more »

China-to-Russia NGV Rally Concludes in Moscow

| Russia: Moscow | Source: Eugene Pronin

Gas into Motors Rally vehicles at finishThe world’s longest NGV rally ‘Gas into Engines’, crossing China, Qazaqstan (formerly Kazakhstan) and Russia, concluded October 7 in Moscow. 18 OEM LNG and CNG powered vehicles participated in the event which commenced September 4 in Rudong, China. Also concluding it’s journey was a VW Passat CNG which completed a return crossing of the entire Eurasian landmass. Read more »