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 »

Bolivia-Gazprom Initiative to Fund Massive Public Transport Move to Natural Gas

| Bolivia and Russia

Bolivia-Gazprom MoU signedAlexey Tyupanov, CEO of Moscow-based Russian Export Center Group EXIAR, and Luis Alberto Sanchez, Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy of Bolivia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding mid-June to secure financing for supplies of gas-fueled machinery and equipment produced by Russian vehicle manufacturers. Read more »

YPFB and Gazprom Move Closer to NGV Advancement in Bolivia

| Bolivia: Sucre

Further to the signing of a Memorandum of Intent in November last year with the intent of promoting natural gas fueled transportation, Bolivia’s state owned and operated oil company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) and Russian natural gas company Gazprom have now signed a framework agreement to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of three potential oil reserves in the South American country. Read more »

LNG-Fuelled Vehicles Welcomed in Jamaica

| Jamaica: Kingston

Jamaica - IGL LNG truck with Minister WheatleyIGL Limited is the first company in Jamaica to introduce liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel its vehicles. The move is expected to reduce harmful emissions and save on fuel costs for the company, which is a leading distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and the primary manufacturer and distributor of industrial and medical gases. Jamaica’s Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, has commended IGL for its innovation. Read more »

Germany Records Highest Increase of H2 Refuelling Stations Worldwide

| Germany, Munich

TUV SUD World H2 StationsIn Germany, 24 public hydrogen refuelling stations have gone into operation in 2017, turning the German public hydrogen refuelling infrastructure into the second largest globally with 45 public stations, ahead of the USA (40 stations) and only surpassed by Japan with 91 public stations. Read more »

Higer CNG Buses Exported to Trinidad and Tobago

| Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad - Higer CNG Buses ready for shipment to T&T 600Chinese bus manufacturer Higer, based in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, is shipping Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to Trinidad and Tobago. The new Euro V vehicles will replace ageing buses in the public transportation fleet where most of the vehicles are more than 8 years old. Read more »

NGV Numbers Climb in Peru

| Peru, Lima

Conversion to CNG in PeruAccording to the latest statistics made available by Infogas, Peru’s data website under the control of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Production and Transportation and Communications, the number of natural gas vehicle conversions in the country has reached 0.25 million at the end of November 2017. There are also 305 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations, up from 284 at the end of 2016. Read more »

Argentine NGV Association (CAGNC) Elects New Board

| Argentina, Buenos Aires

CAGNC_logo 2017Last Monday December 18th, the Cámara Argentina del GNC (CAGNC), Argentina’s affilliate NGV Association, elected its new Board. Officers have a two year term. After serving for two consecutive periods, the CAGNC thanked Dr. Julio Fracchia for his dedication and service to the Association. He remains as immediate Past President. CAGNC welcomes Lic. Carlos Grisolia as the incoming President. Read more »

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 »