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 »

Lima and Callao Plan Massive Expansion of CNG Bus Fleet

| Peru, Lima

El Metroplitano CNG busCálidda, an majority-owned affiliate of Latin American power company Grupo Energía de Bogotá and holder of the natural gas distribution concession in the Department of Lima and the Constitutional Province of Callao in Peru, has articulated an ambitious infrastructure expansion plan that includes major provision for natural gas for transportation. Read more »

Bogota Discusses Cleaner Mobility

| Colombia, Bogotá D.C.

Grupo Energia de Bogota (GEB), within the framework of the First E-Mobility International Meeting organized by the World Energy Council (WEC), in Bogota, participated in the “Individual Mobility Experiences” panel, where matters related to trends in mobility with clean technologies and the serious problem of transport-related emissions were discussed. Read more »

Colombia CNG Fuel Stations Passes 800

| Colombia, Bogotá
Colombia: EPM CNG Station opens Punto Cero Medellin

EPM CNG Station in Medellin

Colombia’s Ministerio de Minas y Energía (MINMINAS) recently updated statistics for the country that demonstrate the ongoing and significant growth of their natural gas vehicle industry. As at 30 June 2017, there were 562,614 registered NGVs, which equates to an 18% increase since 2013. At the same time the number of CNG stations passed another milestone. Read more »

Fuel Cards to Incentivise Trinidad CNG Adoption

| Trinidad, Pt. Lisas

Trinidad's NGC_and Scotiabank sign AgreementTrinidad’s NGC CNG Company Limited and Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited have signed an agreement to provide fuel cards to vehicle owners who switch to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), signalling a growing push to build the national natural gas fuel market. Read more »