ENGIE and AES JV Eyes Central America LNG Opportunities

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ENGIE and The AES Corporation (AES) have agreed to enter into a joint venture to market and sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to third parties in Central America. This new agreement will pave the way for ENGIE and AES to supply LNG to industrial customers, develop small scale demand and provide bunkering services. Read more »

Aspro Launches Low-Flow Compact CNG Compressor

Aspro LF50 CNG CompressorAspro, recently acquired by Inverlat investor Group, has introduced a new low flow compressor family member — the ASPRO LF50 Compressor line for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) — which meets operating needs for areas that have low gas pressure. Its compact design, with reduced dimensions, allows for an easy and economic transport, handling, installation and maintenance. Read more »

Bolivia Plans 20,000 CNG Conversions

Bolivia CNG conversionBolivia’s Implementing Entity [for] Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), an agency of the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy, is planning a program of 20,000 conversions of vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas. “We have already acquired the cylinders and kits for moving to our regional warehouses and will then distribute them to the conversion workshops,” said EEC-GNV Executive Director Alejandra Huaylla. Read more »

Two CNG Stations Open in Trinidad & Tobago

CNG pump launch South Trinidad

South Trinidad CNG station reopens for business

NGC CNG Company Limited, incorporated in 2013 by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago with the mandate to build more Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations and increase the number of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in the country, has reopened a station closed for a major upgrade and added a new station, bringing the total number of public CNG refueling locations to ten. Read more »

Galileo Technologies Shortlisted for LNG Award

Galileo TechnologiesGalileo Technologies, the Argentinean developer of modular Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) mobile fueling solutions, is among those shortlisted for the World LNG Summit 2016 Awards, specifically, the CWC LNG Technological Innovation Award, which will be awarded to a company that, through technological improvement or change, has made a fundamental change in the production, transportation or regasification of LNG. Read more »

Trinidad Incentivises CNG for School Buses

Trinidad MoU signed: CNG for school buses

Presidents of NGC CNG, Curtis Mohammed (L) and PSTATT, George La’Vende sign the MOU

NGC CNG company, a subsidiary of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, is offering a fuel-based incentive to owners of school buses to switch to compressed natural gas (CNG). A Memorandum of Understanding between Private School Transport Association of Trinidad & Tobago (PSTATT), representing owners of school transport omnibuses, and NGC CNG was signed last week, effective through to December 31, 2018 or earlier if the offering is fully subscribed. Read more »

Bolivia Considers Gazprom Involvement in Natural Gas Fuel Market

When acknowledging Gazprom’s huge investments in Bolivia’s energy sector, the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy, Luis Sanchez, said the company is also interested in exploring opportunities to work on LNG plants and commercialization of natural gas filling stations. Read more »

Bolivian Government Provides CNG Filling Station in Cobija

Bolivia YPFB opens multifuel station with CNG CobijaEvo Morales, President of Bolivia, last week led the official opening of a new multi-fuel filling station in the city of Cobija, 600 km north of La Paz on the border with Brazil. The station, which dispenses compressed natural gas (CNG), was built by State owned and operated petrol company YPFB Corporation with a total investment of Bs 9.8 million (USD 1.4 million). Read more »

Bogotá Introduces Euro VI Buses to Reduce Pollution

Scania Euro VI CNG Bus in BogotaMasivo Capital SAS, operator of the integrated public transport system in Bogotá D.C., has added new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to its supplemental routes. The introduction of Scania Euro VI buses, the first such buses to operate in Bogotá, will aid the city’s goal to cut pollution from transportation. Read more »