Germany Records Highest Increase of H2 Refuelling Stations Worldwide

| Germany, Munich

TUV SUD World H2 StationsIn Germany, 24 public hydrogen refuelling stations have gone into operation in 2017, turning the German public hydrogen refuelling infrastructure into the second largest globally with 45 public stations, ahead of the USA (40 stations) and only surpassed by Japan with 91 public stations. Read more »

Higer CNG Buses Exported to Trinidad and Tobago

| Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad - Higer CNG Buses ready for shipment to T&T 600Chinese bus manufacturer Higer, based in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, is shipping Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to Trinidad and Tobago. The new Euro V vehicles will replace ageing buses in the public transportation fleet where most of the vehicles are more than 8 years old. Read more »

NGV Numbers Climb in Peru

| Peru, Lima

Conversion to CNG in PeruAccording to the latest statistics made available by Infogas, Peru’s data website under the control of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Production and Transportation and Communications, the number of natural gas vehicle conversions in the country has reached 0.25 million at the end of November 2017. There are also 305 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations, up from 284 at the end of 2016. Read more »

Argentine NGV Association (CAGNC) Elects New Board

| Argentina, Buenos Aires

CAGNC_logo 2017Last Monday December 18th, the Cámara Argentina del GNC (CAGNC), Argentina’s affilliate NGV Association, elected its new Board. Officers have a two year term. After serving for two consecutive periods, the CAGNC thanked Dr. Julio Fracchia for his dedication and service to the Association. He remains as immediate Past President. CAGNC welcomes Lic. Carlos Grisolia as the incoming President. Read more »

Bolivia Signs with Gazprom to Develop NGV Fuel Market

| Bolivia and Russia

Bolivia_YPFB CNG station

Mikhail Likhachev, Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo, and Oscar Javier Barriga Arteaga, Acting Executive President of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), signed a Memorandum of Intent on November 24 to set up a joint venture in Bolivia. The parties’ aim is to develop the production and marketing infrastructure for compressed (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be sold as a vehicle fuel. Read more »

Galileo Opens New Frontiers for Natural Gas

| Argentina, Buenos Aires
Galileo - Cryobox trailer on site to receive liquefied gas

Galileo – Cryobox trailer on site to receive liquefied gas

Natural gas supply is undergoing a revolution thanks to cutting edge systems being deployed by Argentine company Galileo Technologies. CEO Osvaldo del Campo and his team have developed virtual pipeline equipment that enables the transport of gas directly from the well to main gas pipelines or to those who, due to lack of infrastructure, have thus far been denied the benefits of this cleaner burning fuel. Read more »

Promigas Inaugurates Natural Gas for Northern Peru

| Peru, Trujillo

Quavii installation in TrujilloThe major cities of northern Peru are in the process of acquiring natural gas for transportation, domestic and industrial applications following an inauguration ceremony for Liquefied Natural Gas supply in the city of Trujillo. The gas concession, which will take five years to roll out, will also reach the cities of Chimbote, Huaraz, Pacasmayo, Cajamarca, Chiclayo and Lambayeque. Read more »

IGU on World Energy Outlook 2017: Natural Gas a Fuel Unmatched

| Spain, Barcelona

IGU Logo (full)The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has published World Energy Outlook 2017 in which the central theme is of a world in energy transition as traditional ways are upended in favour of renewables and cleaner choices through technology advancements. The International Gas Union (IGU) draws much optimism from the report which cites the “strong environmental dimension” in the case for natural gas and lauds natural gas’ “multiple roles across the energy system that no other fuel or technology can match”. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Waste Collection Positive for Bogotá, Trial Shows

| Colombia, Bogotá DC

CNG-powered waste collection trial for GNF TGI EcoPetrolColombian natural gas pipeline operator Transportadora de Gas Internacional (TGI), together with energy suppliers Gas Natural Fenosa (GNF) and Ecopetrol, recently conducted a comparative test between a natural gas powered waste collection vehicle and a conventionally-powered vehicle. The results were presented on Monday this week and showed that natural gas garbage collection trucks are a great alternative to improve air quality in Bogotá. Read more »