Argentina Approves Major Import Tariff Reduction for Natural Gas Powered Trucks

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Government of Argentina

Galileo LNG dispenser to Scania TruckThe Government of Argentina has reduced to between 2% and 5% the importation tariffs for trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and biogas/biomethane, and associated components, through Decree 440/2019 as published in the Official Gazette. The Decree brings into effect the ‘Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol’ pertaining to Argentine Standard Agreement No. 00014/2008, which set the previous tariff at 35%. Read more »

Trinidad and Tobago’s First CNG Symposium Celebrates NGV Progress

| Trinidad and Tobago | Source: NGC CNG

Trinidad_CNGC-1773 600Trinidad and Tobago’s NGC CNG Company Limited in May hosted an inaugural two-day CNG Symposium with the theme Transitioning to a New Fuel Future. The event brought together several significant stakeholders in the island nation. The feature speaker was Landi Renzo’s Andrea Tagliavini, Director After Market Unit. Read more »

Scania Introduces Euro VI HD NGVs in Colombia

| Colombia: Bogota | Source: El Tiempo

Scania introduces new trucks - image by autocosmos.comScania has included two natural gas powered options to new range of Euro VI truck models being introduced to the Colombian market: the 9-litre (280HP, 320HP and 340 HP – torque 1400 to 1600 Nm) engine and the 13-liter 410 HP engine. Read more »

Colombia Reports on Growth of Heavy Duty NGVs

| Colombia: Bogotá D.C. | Source: Asociación Colombiana de Gas Natural en Colombia

Colombia tractomula (image by Naturgas)The president of the Colombian Association of Natural Gas – Naturgas, Orlando Cabrales Segovia, delivered figures on the estimated growth of dedicated heavy duty vehicles powered by natural gas at the international mobility event: Latam Mobility Summit Medellín 2019. Read more »

Blue Corridor Viability Researched in Brazil’s State of São Paulo

| Brazil: São Paulo | Source: FAPESP

The substitution of diesel oil by liquefied natural gas (LNG) for heavy duty transportation in outstate São Paulo in Brazil would make possible a significant reduction of fuel costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as other pollutants. This is the picture presented in a study by the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), in which four scenarios were analyzed. Read more »

Lima’s Vision for 2034 Includes Cleaner Air with NGVs

| Peru: Lima

Calidda vision of Lima in 2034A clear vision is an essential component of city planning, and for Lima, the capital city of Peru, this envisioning process is underway at present. What sort of city do Limeños want and expect fifteen years from now? Whenever considering city needs, one essential element must be included — transportation — and in Lima, natural gas fueled vehicles are seen to be very much part of its future. Read more »

ANLA Specifies VAT Exemption for Natural Gas Powered Buses

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Gobierno de Colombia, ANLA
Bogota CNG Bus

Bogota CNG bus

Colombia’s Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales — ANLA (National Authority of Environmental Licences) recently approved environmental certifications for mass transit companies in the country to access tax benefits, incorporating energy sources that are more environmentally friendly. ANLA has confirmed with NGV Global News the exemption is inclusive of buses fuelled by natural gas. Read more »

Australia’s Incat Secures Contract for LNG-Powered World-Leading Ferry

| Australia: Hobart TAS | Source: Incat Australia

Buquebus world largest aluminium ferry conceptAustralian shipbuilder Incat, based in Hobart, Tasmania, has secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. The vessel, like its Incat-built predecessor Francisco, will be used Liquefied Natural Gas to achieve a maximum speed of over forty knots. The 130‑metre ferry will join the other Incat ships already serving various ports between Argentina and Uruguay. Read more »

Peruvian Conversions to CNG Continue Steady Growth

| Peru: Lima | Source: INFOGAS
sitec GNV Conversion Workshop

(Image: sitec in Lima)

In Peru, the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market has transitioned from a new market in 2005 through years of major expansion to achieve an average of 7.5% growth per annum over the past three years. 2019 looks set to continue that trend. According to information supplied by INFOGAS for the end of April 2019, 281,194 vehicles have now been converted to CNG operation, of which 277,338 are recorded as being active (not deregistered). Read more »

Fiat Introduces Grand Siena CNG to Brazil

| Brazil: Sao Paulo | Source: FCA Brazil

Fiat Grand Siena Attractive CNG Fiat has introduced the Grand Siena 1.4 to the Brazilian marketplace. Equipped with flex-fuel motorization and factory-prepared for driving with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), the vehicle is offered with original one-year warranty for fifth-generation CNG kits installed by INMETRO-certified converters, which Fiat says is an unprecedented and exclusive advantage that makes the Grand Siena the most cost-effective sedan on the market. Read more »