Omnitek Engine Conversions and Natural Gas Engine Manufacturing Commence in China

| USA: Vista CA

Omnitek OM6NG1Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has commenced shipments of the company’s natural gas engine components to its exclusive distributor in China, Omnitek Beijing. The Omnitek system components will be utilized to convert large marine engines, mining-trucks and power generators from diesel to natural gas. New natural gas engine production will prioritize engines for marine and on-road applications. Read more »

Renewable ‘Green’ LNG Replaces Petrol and Diesel for Friesland Fortnight

| The Netherlands

Albert Heijn supplier truck uses LNGThe Frisian youth wants a sustainable Friesland, without climate change and with an Elfstedentocht! That’s a very special and historical eleven-cities ice tour of some 200 kms, last held in 1997. Its been too warm since then so students have set up a challenge for everyone to move with sustainable means of transport within the borders of the province, from 1 to 14 July 2018. No petrol, no diesel. Renewable green gas is one solution. Read more »

probunkers Hastens LNG Bunker Fleet

| Greece: Athens

pro-vessel (probunkers)ABS has signed a pioneering Joint Development Program (JDP) with Athens-based probunkers to provide technical support as they embark on designing a fleet of specialist LNG bunker vessels for key ports around the world. probunkers aims to design, build, own and operate a fleet of LNG supply vessels in seven ports initially: Houston; Rotterdam (or, alternatively, Antwerp); Gibraltar; Singapore; Hong Kong; Busan and Fujairah. Read more »

SoCalGas Facilitates More Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Los Angeles CA

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the primary provider of natural gas to the region of Southern California, has an exemplary history of promoting the development of natural gas as a fuel for transportation. Its latest efforts are focussed on helping fleets in the State obtain funding for the purchase of new near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Read more »

Zero CO2 Emissions for ‘Fure Vinga’ with Liquefied Biomethane

| Sweden: Gothenburg

Fure Vnga (LNG and LBG fuelled)Skangas have supplied the leading Swedish shipping company and LNG pioneer Furetank with Liquefied Biogas (LBG) – a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T Fure Vinga from Skangas’ parent company Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. The fueling took place at the port of Gothenburg, transferring the fuel directly from a tanker truck to the ship. Read more »

Total and Pavilion Energy Sign HoA for Singapore LNG Bunkering

| France and Singapore

Singapore's Pavilion Gas bunkers LNGTotal and Pavilion Energy, through their subsidiaries Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions and Pavilion Gas, have signed Heads of Agreement (HoA) to jointly develop a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore. The agreement covers the shared long-term time charter of a new generation LNG bunker vessel (LNGBV) Read more »

MSC Cruises Orders Another LNG-Powered Ship from STX France

| France: Saint-Nazaire

MSC MeravigliaDuring the launch of the second of four Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered Meraviglia class cruise ships in mid-June by Geneva-based MSC Cruises at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, it was announced that a fifth vessel of the same class has been ordered. Delivery of this latest LNG vessel is planned for 2023. Read more »

Ham Refuels Volvo Test & Drive Trucks in Sweden; Opens Italian LNG Station

| Spain: Barcelona

HAM Testdrive VolvoSpain’s HAM Group was selected by Volvo Trucks to provide a liquefied natural gas (LNG) mobile unit with the objective of refuelling its Volvo Gas Power trucks during the last Test & Drive event that took place in Hellered (Sweden) in April and May, near of the facilities of the Gothenburg truck manufacturer. Read more »

Wincanton Trials Volvo LNG Truck in UK

| United Kingdom: Chippenham

Wincanton NG truck trialWincanton, one of the UK’s largest logistics companies, is trialling a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered vehicle as part of its general haulage fleet.  The gas-powered Volvo FH LNG 460 is being trialled as part of Wincanton’s ongoing commitment to exploring alternative fuels. 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 »