Goa Plans Natural Gas for Land and Naval Applications

| India, Vasco da Gama

GSL Offshore Patrol Vessel (India)India’s Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has drawn attention to the state of Goa on the country’s west coast as a development centre for alternative fuels for marine and land-based transportation. Potential users of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) include naval vessels build by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL). If it goes ahead, the proposed green energy fuel chain will be the first of its kind in India. Read more »

Pune Discusses CNG to Replace Polluting Diesel Buses

| India, Pune

PMPML buses in PunePune, one of India’s largest cities, continues to struggle with air pollution, due in part to its ageing diesel-powered buses. With fine particulate matter levels rising, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has reportedly decided to scrap 400 diesel buses, contemplating Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses instead. Read more »

MAN Auto Uzbekistan Launches Low-floor CNG Bus

| Uzbekistan

MAN Lion's City CNG 12mAt this year’s World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, MAN Truck & Bus will be presenting an Uzbekistan-produced low-floor city bus with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) drive for the Central Asian market. The bus manufacturer says gas engines are playing an important role across the globe on the road to reduced emissions. Read more »

Celerio Limited Edition with CNG Launched by Maruti

| India, Delhi

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Limited EditionIndian auto manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has launched the Celerio Limited Edition hatchback with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) option. According to an article by DriveSpark, the new version Celerio fully accessorised will cost approximately 4.58 Lakh (USD 7,200). Read more »

LNG-powered ‘Econuri’ Showcased by Port of Incheon

| South Korea, Incheon
Eco Nuri

Econuri (Image: IPA)

An energy-efficient and environmentally friendly LNG-fuelled vessel, built by the Incheon Port Authority (IPA), received international attention at this year’s LNG Bunkering Conference held in Singapore. IPA took the opportunity to share information gained during the management and construction of the Econuri. Read more »

Tata Develops Engines for Biomethane-powered Buses

| India, Pune

Tata Motors biomethane bus, launched at Urja UtsavTata Motors, India’s largest Commercial Vehicles manufacturer, has showcased the country’s first Bio-CNG (biomethane or renewable natural gas (RNG)) bus at a bio-energy event in mid-June. Displayed at the event were three engines, along with the lead Tata Bio-CNG model. Read more »

LNG Marine Fuel Coalitions Joined by Japanese Ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki

| United Kingdom and Japan
Minami Honmoku Pier - Port of Yokohama

Minami Honmoku Pier – Port of Yokohama

Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation (YKIP) has joined both SEA\LNG and SGMF to support and contribute to the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. YKIP is the official managing entity of Keihin Port Complex including Yokohama port and Kawasaki port. Read more »

Oasis Engineering wins NZ Export Awards Double

| New Zealand, Tauranga
Oasis Engineering - Andy with Minister Simon Bridges

Hon Simon Bridges MP, Minister for Economic Development (L), congratulates Andy Cameron (R)

Oasis Engineering Ltd, a New Zealand company that has engineered parts for all major Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) companies worldwide, has been living life in the fast lane, culminating in export awards for Andy Cameron, Managing Director and Felipe Aquilera, Sales Engineer. “It’s been quite a quarter,” says Cameron, “and these awards just put an exclamation mark on it.” Read more »

Viking Line’s New LNG-Fueled Newbuild Enters Contract Phase

| Finland, Turku

Viking Line LNG Ferry ConceptViking Line has informed the Chinese company Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd (XSI) that all conditions in the shipbuilding contract for a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fueled vessel have now been met and the contract thus enters into force. As part of the project, Finnish company Deltamarin Ltd has signed contracts with XSI for related engineering and construction support services Read more »