Sweden’s Extensive Safety Regime Ensures NGV Security

| Sweden, Stockholm

Servicing NGVs in SwedenSwedish trade associations Energigas Sweden and BIL Sweden have issued a press release addressing media reports that infer a disproportionately high number of accidents for vehicles powered by natural gas, supposedly due to lower safety thresholds. “That’s not right,” they say, emphasizing security issues are always top priority for the natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector. Read more »

USCG Guides Simultaneous Operations During LNG Fuel Transfer

| USA, Washington DC
Tote Maritime LNG bunkering in port

LNG bunkering in port (Image: TOTE Maritime)

The United States Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) issued a policy letter late June this year, providing guidance for evaluating Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuel Transfer Operations at waterfront facilities. Read more »

Call to Clean Californian Ports Air with Low NOx RNG-Powered Trucks

| USA, Sacramento CA
Port of Long Beach - Pier T Gate

Pier T Gate (Image: Port of Long Beach)

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released their draft 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) update, addressing plans to reduce emissions from all sources that move cargo throughout the ports.  The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) and SoCalGas say today’s heavy duty natural gas vehicle technology and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is an immediate solution. Read more »

The Port of Helsinki Publishes Safety Manual for LNG Bunkering

| Finland, Helsinki
Tallink Shuttle Megastar refueling at West Harbour, Helsinki Port

Tallink Shuttle Megastar refuelling, Port of Helsinki. Photo: Timo Porthan.

The growing adoption of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, largely due to it being a significantly more environmentally friendly option than traditional diesel or heavy fuel oil, has led the Port of Helsinki to publish instructions for the safe LNG bunkering of ships.  Read more »

Landi Renzo ‘Successfully’ Crashes CNG MY2017 F-250

| USA, Torrance CA

Landi Renzo crash test Ford MY2017 F-250Landi Renzo USA is committed to meeting it’s safety obligations under US law. That is why is has just destroyed a CNG-modified Ford MY2017 F-250 by crashing it into several barriers to prove the safety of the compressed natural gas powered vehicle and its fuel system. Read more »

Education the Key for CNG First Responders

| USA, Midland TX

Freedom CNG StationGetting it right for first responders when attending a road vehicle incident in the Permian Basin region of Texas was the focus of a series of free natural gas vehicle and station awareness trainings conducted by Freedom CNG last week. Nearly 100 attendees from Midland Fire Department, Midland County Sheriff, and Texas Department of Transportation attended the training. Read more »

ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering Published

| USA, Houston TX
LNG Bunkering (Image: ABS)

LNG Bunkering (Image: ABS)

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering. This new Guide provides standards for the design, construction and survey of LNG bunkering systems that are on board a vessel. Read more »

First 100 CNG Fuel System Inspectors Certified by NGVi

| USA, Las Vegas NV

NGVi CNG Fuel System Training Nevada-based Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) continues to pay a significant role in preparing auto technicians for the growing natural gas vehicle industry, confirming it has certified 100 CNG Fuel System Inspectors since the inception of its CNG Fuel System Inspector Certification program in September 2016. Read more »

Cummins Africa Sets Up CNG Engine Training Course

| South Africa, Gauteng

Cummins Westport ISL G EngineCummins Africa has added a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine training programme to the courses available at its Kelvin View training facility in Gauteng. The initiative suggests there is growing interest and demand in South Africa for natural gas as a viable fuel for transportation. Trainees will have access to two Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines, one for dismantling and rebuilding, and the other for demonstration and technician testing. Read more »