Natural Gas for Transportation Features in WGC 2018 Program

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WGC 2018 - Logo27th Word Gas Conference – June 25th to June 29th – Washington DC, USA

Call for Abstracts closes September 21, 2017

The 27th World Gas Conference is now just one year out. The program includes many opportunities for involvement as a presenter and/or delegate in sessions relating to natural gas for transportation.  Read more »

Nashville Airport Earns Environmental Stewardship Award for CNG Fleet

Nashville TN Airport CNG Parking ShuttleEarlier this year, Metropolitan Nashville Airport (MNAA) introduced a new fleet of 28 environmentally friendly parking shuttle buses at Nashville International Airport (BNA). The decision to adopt a cleaner domestic fuel, together with the authority’s geothermal plate cooling system, has earned it a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) 2017 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in the Pursuit of Excellence category, for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Read more »

Trillium CNG Opens P-3 CNG Station in York, PA

York Trillium CNG station for PennDotThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and rabbittransit (Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) last week officially opened the commonwealth’s newest public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in York, Pennsylvania. The new facility is the second public CNG station Love’s Trillium CNG designed, built and maintains for numerous transit authorities in Pennsylvania as part of a public-private partnership (P-3) PennDOT awarded to the company last year. Read more »

Port of Montreal Now Offers LNG Bunkering

M/T Damia Desgagnes

LNG-fueled M/T Damia Desgagnes

Groupe Desgagnés Inc., a Canadian marine transportation specialist headquartered in Quebec City, has been lauded by Gaz Metro, the largest natural gas distributor in Quebec, and Montreal Port Authority (MPA) for its acquisition of four LNG-fueled vessels. All four vessels are designed to comply with the most stringent environmental standards in place today. Now, the three entities have combined to provide an LNG bunkering solution at the Port. Read more »

Engie Opens CNG Plant in Yucutan, Mexico

CNG plant Yucutan, MexicoLast week, the French multinational company Engie inaugurated the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Plant on the Mexican peninsula of Yucatan, providing companies and state industries with a cleaner energy alternative and boosting opportunity for the further development of CNG as a fuel for transportation.  Read more »

One More LNG Powered OSV Makes Four for Harvey Gulf

Harvey Gulf LNG PSVLast month, Harvey Gulf International Marine, a privately owned and operated marine transportation company,  announced that it has accepted delivery of its fourth LNG-powered Offshore Supply Vessel. The M/V Harvey Freedom will be based out of Port Fourchon, LA and will immediately begin a five-year charter with a major oil and gas company. Read more »

Philly Shipyard Starts LNG-Fuel Newbuilds for Hawaii Trade

Philly Shipyard, USA aerial viewPhilly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, has begun construction of a new fleet of containerships for the US-Hawaii trade route, with planned delivery dates for the first pair in 2020 and the second pair in 2021.  The vessels are being designed to address the present market trends for larger sized containers, faster transit times and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel.  Read more »

Michigan Close to Adopting Federal Weight Exemption for HD NGVs

Lansing, Michigan State GovernmentIn the U.S. State of Michigan, where trucking accounts for about 65 percent of the tonnage moved, natural gas fuelled commercial vehicles are making a real difference to transport-related emissions. A bill, introduced earlier this year to remove one barrier to increased adoption of natural gas — the 80,000 pounds weight limit — has now entered its third and final reading on the way to being adopted into State law. Read more »

Californian Research Team Reassesses SCR Effectiveness for HGVs

USA_UC Riverside Report for CARB re SCR May2017Despite the dramatic progress year on year with reducing emissions in the USA, the U.S. EPA says air pollution continues to threaten Americans’ health and welfare. Furthermore, emissions from the transportation sector are comparatively on the rise, now claiming first position amongst contributing sectors. A new study prepared by UC Riverside’s College of Engineering and published by CARB last week suggests SCR technology is less effective, vocation-specific and requires further research to determine the frequency of good SCR function needed to obtain real-world NOx emissions data. Read more »

Pennsylvania Approves HD Natural Gas Vehicle Weight Exemption

Clean Energy CNG Station Heavy Duty Trucking

Heavy Duty truck refuels with CNG (Image: Clean Energy)

The U.S. State of Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously approved a bill introduced by Sen. Wayne Langerholc  to promote the use of cleaner-burning natural gas in larger vehicles. The Senator’s SB 589 increases the maximum allowable weight for motor carrier vehicles that are powered by natural gas from 80,000 pounds to 82,000 pounds, to accommodate the heavier equipment needed for natural-gas burning vehicles. Read more »