Scania Wins Record Order for Natural Gas Buses for Bogota

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Scania, Gas Natural S.A. ESP and other sources

Bogota CNG BusIn its largest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus delivery ever, Scania will supply 481 Euro 6 buses for the renewal of Bogotá’s TransMilenio Bus Rapid Transit system. Colombia’s capital city is replacing its earlier Euro 2 and Euro 3 diesel buses with the latest in low-emission technology. Read more »

Peru Sets Up Funding for Conversion of Cars to CNG

| Peru: Lima | Source: MINEM

Peru CNG VehiclePeru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) has invited citizens to participate in the financing program for conversion of vehicles to Compress Natural Gas (CNG) with resources made available through the Social Energy Inclusion Fund (FISE). The program estimates conversion of 15,000 vehicles per year in 12 regions of the country. Read more »

CNG Buses Now Service Santiago, Chile’s Tourists

| Chile: Santiago | Source: Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

CNG buses for Santiago ChileNew Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses commenced operations this week at part of tourist services in Chile’s capital city of Santiago. These convertible, low environmental impact vehicles will deliver tourists from the city centre to the spectacular views and attractions of Santiago Metropolitan Park (Parquemet), including the renowned San Cristóbal Hill with its statue of the Immaculate Conception, and the Antilén pools. Read more »

Naturgas to Stimulate CNG Uptake for Colombia’s Aburrá Valley

| Colombia: Medellín | Source: Naturgas

Colombia_EPM segundo-distribuidor-gasThe president of the Colombian Natural Gas Association, Orlando Cabrales Segovia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that seeks to promote the consumption of cleaner energy sources such as natural gas for mobility in the Aburrá Valley, in Colombia’s populous Andean Region. According to the president the primary objective is to promote a cleaner automotive fleet in this environmentally sensitive area. Read more »

Ambitious Methane Reduction Target Announced by OGCI

| USA: Tulsa OK | Source: Total

The Oklahoma-headquartered, international Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), now made up of 13 major oil and gas companies, has declared its intention to collectively reduce the average methane intensity of its aggregated upstream gas and oil operations by one fifth to below 0.25% by 2025, and if possible will push to 0.20%, corresponding to a reduction by one third. The natural gas for transportation industry welcomes this initiative to further reduce emissions from the gas value chain. Read more »

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 »