Gazprom Plans LNG Locomotives to Service Yamal

| Russia, St. Petersburg

Locomotives will travel the Obskaya – Bovanenkovo railroadIn St. Petersburg last week, a Cooperation Agreement was drawn up between the Russian companies Gazpromtrans and Gazomotornoye Toplivo for the implementation of natural gas as a fuel for locomotives and associated infrastructure. The development is specific to the Gazprom-owned rail line that services the Yamal megaproject. Read more »

Dual-Fuel LNG Carriers to Expand BP’s Portfolio

| USA, Houston TX

BP will soon take delivery of six new, state-of-the-art liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuel tankers to support its expanding global LNG portfolio and to respond to growing demand for lower-carbon energy sources around the world. The company says the expansion will support the group’s broader shift to natural gas. Read more »

China Heavy Duty Natural Gas Truck Demand Surges

| China | Source: JRJ.com
Weichai Westport WP12NG Engine

Weichai Westport WP12NG Engine

China’s new energy vehicles network data shows August natural gas heavy truck production grew by 5.4 times, a single-month record high, reports JRJ.com. They cite market analysis by Zheshang Securities that points to liquefied natural gas (LNG) heavy truck production reaching 93,836 vehicles this year. Read more »

LR Issues AiP for HMD’s LNG Bunkering Vessel Solution

| United Kingdom, London

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has received approval in principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a cargo handling system design for a 6,600 m³ LNG bunkering vessel. HMD chose to develop the LNG bunkering vessel design because of the potential for growth in the LNG-fuelled ship sector. Read more »

Marked Growth of CNG Vehicles in Mumbai

| India, Mumbai

MGL CNG station snapshotAccording to figures made available by Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL), the population of natural gas vehicles in Mumbai region has gone up by 320 per cent in 5 years. MGL is the sole authorized distributor of CNG and PNG in Mumbai, its Adjoining Areas and Raigad (district to the south of Mumbai) with a more than 21 year track record in Mumbai. Across these areas, it serves more than 0.545 million natural gas vehicles. Read more »

Promotion Push in Pune for CNG Vehicle Uptake

| Inda, Pune

Ola and MNGL promote CNGOla, India’s leading mobile app for transportation, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (MNGL) to promote adoption of CNG vehicles in Pune. Under the alliance, both the companies will work closely to promote the use of CNG Cars and will roll out several initiatives to create awareness about the benefits of running CNG vehicles amongst drivers as well as the customers. Read more »

Hyundai Heavy Industries to Build 10 LNG-Ready VLOCs

| South Korea, Ulsan

HHI and Polaris contract 10 VLOCs Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, signed a $800 million contract to build ten LNG-ready 325,000 dwt VLOCs (Very Large Ore Carrier) with Polaris Shipping, the Seoul-based domestic dry bulk owner and operator, on September 25. The contract is the largest single order received by the company in the last five years. Read more »

Tehran and Tabriz to receive 400 MAZ-produced CNG Buses

| Iran, Tehran

MAZ CNG Bus for TehranAzakhteks, a commercial vehicle producer and the exclusive representative of Belarus’s MAZ Trucks (part of JSC Minsk Automobile Plant) in Tehran, is set to deliver 400 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered city buses, 200 each to Tehran and Tabriz municipalities, reports Persian Khodro, the news portal for the Iranian automotive industry. Read more »