First Scania LNG Trucks for Argentina

| Argentina: Buenos Aires

Scania G340 presented before ENARGASSwedish truck manufacturer Scania has conducted a presentation ceremony for the first six Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered trucks to enter service in Argentina, acquired by Transporte Andreu from the province of Mendoza. The ceremony took place in the presence of a delegation of officials from ENARGAS, the country’s national gas regulator. Read more »

Bolivia’s ANH and EEC-GNV Align Systems for Improved NGV Safety

| Bolivia: La Paz

ANH and EEC-GNV Sign AgreementThe Executive Director of Bolivia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), Gary Medrano, and the Director Executive of the Execution Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), Alejandra Huaylla, last week signed a strategic alliance for the sustainability of the energy matrix and safe us of natural gas fuel for transportation. Read more »

Argentine Minister of Energy Voices Support for LNG for Heavy Transport

| Argentina: Buenos Aires

Argentina-Galileo Cryobox LNG technologyLast week, Argentina’s Minister of Energy Javier Iguacel visited the Cryobox-Trailer stations with which Galileo Technologies is liquefying gas dispersed in the Province of Mendoza. At the Cavaos oilfield, he recognized the possibilities of the new fuel and invited his country to imagine the heavy goods transportation sector embracing Liquefied Natural Gas as a fuel of choice. Read more »

Colombian NGVs on the Rise

| Colombia: Bogotá D.C.

Naturgas GNVNaturgas, the Colombian Natural Gas Association, reports 9,421 cars were converted from gasoline to natural gas in the first six months of 2018, an increase of 19% over the same period last year. Hi numbers of conversions were recorded in the cities of Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga. Read more »

Argentina Prepares Regulation for CNG and LNG Vehicle Imports

| Argentina: Buenos Aires

Argentina’s National Gas Regulator (ENARGAS) is in the process of drafting a new regulation concerning natural gas vehicles for importation. European truck and bus manufacturers IVECO and Scania are collaborating with the Regulator as it prepares a “Procedure for the qualification of imported vehicles propelled by the use of natural gas as fuel” — Project NAG-451 (2018). The consultation period expires August 24. Read more »

Lima Public Transport Company Acquires IVECO Euro V Buses

| Peru: Lima

Iveco Bus 42 units for public transport in LimaProviding a major contribution to cleaner air for Lima’s resident is a new fleet of IVECO public transport buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). IVECO Bus together with dealer Motored delivered 42 urban buses CN170E20 to the company Transporte y Servicios Virgen de la Puerta SA (VIPusa) in mid July. Read more »

Bolivian CNG Conversion Program Restarts in August

| Bolivia: Tarija | Source: el Periódico
CNG-powered minibuses in Tarija

CNG-powered minibuses in Tarija

The Bolivian Government through the Ministry of Hydrocarbons will resume its vehicle conversion program in August, transitioning public transportation vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), reports media service el Periódico. Different alternatives for cost reduction are being introduced by Freddy Castrillo, the Secretary for Hydrocarbons. Read more »

Superpolo Launches ‘Superior’ NGV Microbus in Colombia

| Colombia
Superpolo Superior CNG Bus on IVECO chassis

Image: Busworld

Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo, through its Colombian company Superpolo, recently launched a new compressed natural gas (CNG) bus under its ‘Superior’ brand. Presented in mid-May, the urban passenger service vehicles are built on an IVECO chassis and have capacity for 19 passengers. Read more »

Bolivia NGVs Increase CNG Consumption

| Bolivia: La Paz

Bolivia CNG conversionBolivia’s Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) reports that from January to April this year, natural gas sales (all sectors) increased by 3.7% with respect to the same period of 2017, driven mainly by consumption of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from vehicle refueling stations. Read more »

Trinidad and Tobago Receive 35 Higer CNG Buses

| Trinidad and Tobago; China

Higer CNG Bus Launch in TrinidadThirty five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered buses, manufactured by Higer Bus, a Chinese bus manufacturer based in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, were officially handed over to the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in mid-May. Read more »