Colombia Incentivises Cleaner-Fuelled Mass Transit with VAT Exemptions

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: ANLA Communications

Colombia air pollutionColombia’s National Environmental Licenses Authority (ANLA) has approved environmental certifications for mass transit companies in the country to access tax benefits in the form of VAT exemptions when incorporating non-conventional renewable energy sources for their fleet operations. Natural gas fueled buses will qualify for VAT exemption, local media reports ANLA as confirming. Read more »

Colombian Market Study Reveals Improving Competitiveness of CNG

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Naturgas

Bogota gas busThe Colombian Natural Gas Association, Naturgas, has published a study conducted by the industry to analyze the competitiveness of different fuels for urban transport. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Vehicular Natural Gas (GNV) as it is known in Colombia, clearly demonstrates its economic advantage. Read more »

Bolivian Automotive Fleet Reaches 25 Percent Natural Gas Powered

| Bolivia: La Paz | Source: EEC-GNV

EEC-GNV image - CILINDROSThe Executive Director of Bolivia’s Execution Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), Alejandra Huaylla, reported in February that growth of natural gas vehicles in his country has been exponential. The national fleet has grown from 40,000 vehicles in 2005 to 390,000 vehicles today using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), representing 25% of the entire Bolivian automotive fleet. “We can qualify this program as successful”, Huaylla says. Read more »

HAM Introduces First LNG Mobile Refuelling Station in South America

| Spain and Peru | Source: HAM Group

Ham Group installs mobile LNG fuel stationHAM Group has designed and manufactured the first mobile liquefied natural gas (LNG) station in South America. This unit has been entrusted to HAM by Quavii, a commercial brand of the company Gases del Pacífico, which is part of the Promigas Group, the market leader in the distribution of natural gas by pipeline in Peru. Read more »

LNG Proposed for HD Vehicles in Bolivia

| Bolivia: La Paz | Source: YPFB

HD Trucks on dusty Bolivian roadBolivia’s state owned and operated oil company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) is conducting a series of tests aimed at replacing the short-term consumption of diesel by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in heavy transport and the public sector fleet. Gas will be sourced from its LNG Plant in Rio Grande, Santa Cruz. Read more »

Landi Renzo – Uber Collaboration in Brazil Offers Conversion to CNG

| Brazil: Sao Paolo and Italy: Cavriago (RE) | Source: Landi Renzo

Brazil Uber graphicLandi Renzo Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of the Landi Renzo Group, has signed an exclusive collaboration contract with Uber, the global company that connects passengers and drivers. This agreement provides for the conversion of cars owned by Uber partners all over Brazil to natural gas fuel using Landi Renzo’s methane gas components and systems. Read more »

Cali Joins Colombia’s Clean Cities with CNG Buses

| Colombia: Cali | Source: Gases de Occidente

Colombia MetroCali imageIn the southwest of Colombia, gas distributor Gases de Occidente (GdO) reports twenty one new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses will join the fleet of Masivo Integrado de Occidente (MIO), operators of the mass transit system in the city of Santiago de Cali. The delivery of the new buses is planned for mid 2019. Read more »

Lid Lifted off CNG and LNG Vehicle Imports for Argentina

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Télam Agency
Galileo fueled first LNG fleet Scania

LNG-fuelled Scania trucks in Mendoza

The Government of Argentina has published ENARGAS (National Gas Regulatory Entity) Resolution 42 to enable the importation of vehicles powered by natural gas. According to the official bulletin of the Republic of Argentina, the efficient use of natural gas represents a transition from the secondary energy matrix to cleaner and more efficient fuel use patterns. Read more »

Colombian Fleets Grow with NGVs

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Naturgas and Mayor of Bogotá

Colombia's Transmilenio busThe Colombian Natural Gas Association reports that, during 2018, the number of public transport vehicles, trucks, dump trucks and garbage collectors dedicated to natural gas reached 800. New acquisitions were located in the Departments of Antioquia, Bolívar, Caldas and Valle del Cauca. Read more »

Galileo’s LNG Expands Argentina’s Fueling Options

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Galileo Technologies S.A.

Galileo fueled first LNG fleet ScaniaArgentina’s Galileo Technologies, a global natural gas solutions provider, has fueled six liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled Scania trucks at the Anchoris thermoelectric power plant in Mendoza province. The Scania G340 trucks, owned by the Andreu carrier company from Mendoza, will transport the Virtual Gas Pipeline, the system used by Galileo Technologies to distribute gas as liquid fuel. Read more »