China Gas Holdings and CNOOC Plan Refuelling Infrastructure Rollout in China

| China: Hong Kong

China Gas Holdings LNG ContainersChina Gas Holdings Ltd says it has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)’s CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co., Limited, which will see a major rollout of vehicle and vessel refuelling infrastructure, other downstream projects and intermodal transportation projects for LNG tank containers. Read more »

Westport-Weichai Agreement Begins HPDI 2.0 Technology Commercialization for China

| Canada: Vancouver BC

Westport_HPDI-2.0

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. reports it has entered into definitive development and supply agreements with Weichai Westport Inc. (WWI) to develop, market, and commercialize a heavy-duty, natural gas engine featuring the Westport HPDI 2.0™ technology, based on one of Weichai Power Co., Ltd.’s heavy-duty engine platforms. Weichai Power and WWI are affiliates of the Weichai Holding Group Co., Ltd (Weichai). Read more »

Indian Railways Expands Natural Gas Applications

| India: New Delhi

India Ministry Railways and GAIL sign MoUIndian Railways and GAIL (India) Limited have together taken a significant step towards expanding usage of natural gas as an environment-friendly fuel across all Indian Railways applications. The decision is complementary to the current determination by the Ministry of Railways to reduce use of diesel fuel and increase energy/fuel efficiency in its operation system, including conversions of Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) to natural gas. Read more »

Agility Launches Advanced Clean Fuel Solutions in India for Long-Range Buses and Trucks

| USA: Costa Mesa CA
Agility Fuel Solutions ProRail CNG System

ProRail CNG System by Agility

Agility Fuel Solutions, a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, announced today at the Busworld India tradeshow in Bengaluru that its efficient, globally-used clean energy storage and powertrain systems are being launched in the Indian market with a turnkey approach that includes design, manufacture, testing and aftermarket support, with the requisite local certifications and homologation. Read more »

SOCAR Opens Second CNG Station in Baku, Azerbaijan

| Azerbaijan: Baku

SOCAR CNG in Baku 2018 (2)The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has opened a second Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station in Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan. The station is said to be evidence of the country’s emerging commitment to sustainable socio-economic growth. Read more »

Hanoi Runs CNG Buses on Tourist Routes

| Vietnam: Hanoi

Hanoi CNG Bus On August 1, the Hanoi’s Department of Transportation Department launched the pilot operation of the first 3 buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for tourism purposes in Vietnam’s capital city. The new service is being operated by Bao Yen Tourism Construction Services Co., Ltd. Read more »

LNG Bunkering Considered for Western Japan

| Japan: Fukuoka

Global transportation company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. and Saibu Gas Co., Ltd., both located in Fukuoka, and The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. of Hiroshima for joint discussions on the commercialization of a new business to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel to ships in the Setouchi and Kyushu areas of western Japan. Read more »

MOL’s Dual-Fuel LNG Carrier Under Contract by Uniper

| Japan: Tokyo and Germany: Dusseldorf
LNG Schneeweisschen

LNG Schneeweisschen

On July 31st, the LNG carrier LNG Schneeweisschen, jointly ordered by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Itochu Corporation, was delivered at the Okpo shipyard by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea. The ship has entered into a Transportation Service contract for several voyages with Uniper Global Commodities SE, 100% owned by one of the largest European gas and electricity companies, Uniper SE. Read more »

CNG Hybrid Truck Trial Wins Mining Award

| Australia: Crestmead QLD
New Acland Mine HDCNG CAT789C

New Acland Mine HDCNG CAT789C

An innovative CNG hybrid truck trial at Australian coal-mining and energy company New Hope Group’s New Acland Mine was recognised at the State of Queensland Mining Awards last week, winning the JCB CEA Project Innovation Award for its standout ability to lower emissions and operational costs. Read more »