Bielsko-Biała Commissions 26 Solaris CNG Buses

| Poland: Owińska | Source: Solaris SA

Solaris_12_CNG_25The city of Bielsko-Biała in southern Poland will soon be home to 26 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered Solaris Urbino 12 buses following an order placed by fleet operator PKS Bielsko-Biała SA. It is the second-biggest order for CNG-fuelled vehicles secured by Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. in Poland. Read more »

Argentina Approves Major Import Tariff Reduction for Natural Gas Powered Trucks

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Government of Argentina

Galileo LNG dispenser to Scania TruckThe Government of Argentina has reduced to between 2% and 5% the importation tariffs for trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and biogas/biomethane, and associated components, through Decree 440/2019 as published in the Official Gazette. The Decree brings into effect the ‘Thirty-eighth Additional Protocol’ pertaining to Argentine Standard Agreement No. 00014/2008, which set the previous tariff at 35%. Read more »

Global Energy Ventures Signs LOI with CIMC Raffles to Build CNG Vessels

| Australia and China | Source: Global Energy Ventures

GEV Optimum CNG transportation design (illustration)Global Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), the leading developer of global integrated marine compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, says it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore, Ltd (CIMC Raffles) to build CNG-powered ‘CNG Optimum’ 200 ships. The LOI is based on a firm order for four (4) 200 MMscf Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) ships with the option for GEV to order up to an additional four (4) ships.

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CNG Trolley for Port Huron Tours

| USA: Port Huron MI | Source: Blue Water Area Transit

Blue Water Area Transit CNG TrolleyBlue Water Area Transit, the passenger services provider for the city of Port Huron and surrounds, has introduced a unique Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered trolley this summer. It was designed and manufactured by Home Town Trolley Company of Crandon, Wisconsin, and is fully accessible for elderly and disabled passengers. Read more »

Russia Looks to Mobile Refuelling to Support Growing NGV Market

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: RariTEK
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Last week in St. Petersburg, the National NGV Association held a business breakfast on the theme Mobile Solutions as an Incentive for the Development of the NGV Fuel Market. Participants included leading experts of the industry and representatives of equipment and automotive manufacturers, including the RariTEK Group of Companies. Read more »

Estonia’s Largest CNG Filling Station Opens in Tartu

| Estonia: Tartu | Source: AS Alexela

AlexelaGaasitankla_KiurKaasik-9 CNG station in TartuEstonia’s largest CNG (compressed natural gas) filling station with 48 refuelling units will be opened this week in the eastern city of Tartu, to serve the city’s new public transportation fleet of CNG-powered buses. The station is operated by Estonian energy company AS Alexela and will refuel buses of the Go Bus transport company. Read more »

Trinidad and Tobago’s First CNG Symposium Celebrates NGV Progress

| Trinidad and Tobago | Source: NGC CNG

Trinidad_CNGC-1773 600Trinidad and Tobago’s NGC CNG Company Limited in May hosted an inaugural two-day CNG Symposium with the theme Transitioning to a New Fuel Future. The event brought together several significant stakeholders in the island nation. The feature speaker was Landi Renzo’s Andrea Tagliavini, Director After Market Unit. Read more »

Scania Introduces Euro VI HD NGVs in Colombia

| Colombia: Bogota | Source: El Tiempo

Scania introduces new trucks - image by autocosmos.comScania has included two natural gas powered options to new range of Euro VI truck models being introduced to the Colombian market: the 9-litre (280HP, 320HP and 340 HP – torque 1400 to 1600 Nm) engine and the 13-liter 410 HP engine. Read more »

India’s Gujarat State Plans 300 CNG Stations under “CNG Sahbhaagi Yojana”

| India: Gandhinagar | Source: Darshan Soni

CNG SAHBHAAGI Yojna for FranchiseeIndian mobility is increasingly turning to natural gas as a cleaner fuel. Several government initiatives are supporting the transition and include a massive infrastructure response that will address current limitations of supply while encouraging increased uptake. In India’s west, the State of Gujarat continues to take the lead by calling for applications to establish 300 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelling stations. Read more »

Škoda Shows Natural Gas Powered SCALA G-TEC in Berlin

| Czech Republic: Mladá Boleslav | Source: Škoda

Skoda Scala gtec (gas system view)Škoda this week introduced the most eco-friendly variant of its new compact model at the CNG Mobility Days event in Berlin: the ŠKODA SCALA G-TEC. This natural-gas-powered SCALA, the second CNG-powered vehicle in Škoda’s range, completes the engine roster for the new compact model, adding a particularly efficient and eco-friendly variant. Read more »