NGVAmerica Releases Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics White Paper

| USA: Washington D.C.

NGVAmerica Report Image - Global WarmingNatural gas use in transportation provides an immediate reduction in long-lived CO2 emissions

NGVAmerica, the national trade association for natural gas fuel in transportation, has released a white paper on greenhouse gas emission metrics — Understanding Global Warming Potential and Other Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics.  The white paper offers a high-level overview of emission metrics and their associated timeframes, while explaining when one might use different metrics. Read more »

New Flyer Awarded TransLink Order for 47 CNG Buses

| Canada: Winnipeg MB

New Flyer CNG buses for TransLink in Surrey BCNew Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer), the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., says it has been awarded by South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) an order for 47 compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

Tulsa Gas Technologies India and Emcara Gas Development Join NGV Global

| International

NGV Global - International Association for Natural Gas VehiclesNGV Global welcomes two new members. Tulsa Gas Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, a compressed natural gas (CNG) service company located in Kundli, Sonipat Haryana (just north of New Delhi), India has joined as a Corporate Sponsor and will participate on NGV Global’s Board. Emcara Gas Development Inc., a Canadian company designing pressure relief devices (PRD), located in Guelph, Ontario, has joined as a Corporate Member.  Read more »

Pittsburgh Carrier Will Trial Mack Anthem Natural Gas Test-Tractors

| USA: Greensboro NC

Mack Anthem with CWI Near Zero enginePittsburgh-based carrier Pitt Ohio will test two Mack Anthem® highway tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISX12N natural gas engines. They will be tested during the next year as part of an ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their fleet through the use of alternative fuels. Read more »

Gas Parity Bill Introduced in USA

| USA: Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaIn March this year, Daniel Gage, President of NGVAmerica, went to Washington to argue for parity for natural gas compared to other emerging fuel-related technologies. Gage and his team have subsequently applauded legislation (H.R. 5959) introduced last week by U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and John Larson (D-CT) intended to expand the use of clean alternative transportation fuels and bring parity to natural gas alternative fueled vehicles.  Read more »

Sparq Opens Oklahoma’s Largest Capacity CNG Station

| USA: Tulsa OK

Sparq Opens Oklahoma’s Largest Capacity CNG StationSparq Natural Gas, Timmons Oil Company, Dericks Leasing & Financial Company, and J-W Power have officially opened Oklahoma’s fastest public-fill CNG station, the 122nd public CNG station in the state. The 24/7-access station will feature the installation of J-W Power’s PowerFill technology – a patented compressor designed with heavy-duty trucks in mind – to speed up the fueling process. Read more »

Enco to Invest USD 6.6M in CNG Stations for Mexico

| Mexico: Monterrey

ENCO CNG StationOnexpo Nacional, AC, the association representing Mexico’s gasoline station industry, reports that Energía y Combustibles (Enco) will invest MXN 130M (USD 6.6M) this year in new service stations for natural gas vehicles (NGV) in the country. About 30% of this sum will be directed to Nuevo León for the construction of a service centre for an as yet unnamed fleet operator and a self-service center located in the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey. Read more »

Westport Will Sell CNG Compressor Business to Snam S.p.A.

| Canada: Vancouver BC

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its Cherasco, Italy-based compressed natural gas (CNG) compressor business to Snam S.p.A. for a cash purchase price of EUR 12.5M (USD 14.8M), subject to certain customary adjustments and closing conditions. Snam owns Europe’s largest, most accessible pipeline network (32,455 km), one of the largest storage infrastructures in the European Union (16.5 bcm capacity) and the first LNG terminal built in Italy. Read more »

PennDOT Completes 12 of 29 CNG Stations

| USA: Houston TX

Trillium New Castle TA Ribbon CuttingThe Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to roll out its CNG P3 Project which aims to construct fueling stations for the supply of Compressed Natural Gas to more than 1,600 public-transit buses at 29 sites. According to the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT), eight stations were completed in 2017 and four have been opened in 2018. Station builder Trillium, PennDOT and New Castle Transit Authority (NCTA) celebrated the opening of one of those stations last week. Read more »

NGV Global to Convene Natural Gas for Transportation Session at WGC 2018

| USA: Washington DC
NGV Global 2017 at Rotterdam - Diego Goldin Plenary

Diego Goldin with convene transport discussion at WGC2018.

In the IGU’s 2017 Edition of Global Natural Gas Insights, it is stated: “The use of natural gas in transportation is seeing exponential growth, offering significant long-term cost savings, while greatly improving air-quality”. As the initiator and convenor of the session Global Opportunities in the Transportation Market at WGC 2018 (June 25-29, Washington DC), NGV Global leads a panel of experts who will explore and build upon this theme as it relates to land and sea mobility and a sustainable energy future. Read more »