ECO-GATE Meeting Defines Solutions for CNG/LNG Station Implementation

| Spain: Madrid

logo-ecogateThe meeting of the General Assembly of ECO-GATE, has agreed on concrete innovative solutions that it will develop and implement in the 21 gas stations that are going to be launched in Spain, France, Portugal and Germany. The project falls within the framework of the European plan of global action for the development of sustainable mobility, an initiative led by Nedgia, the natural gas distribution company of the Gas Natural Fenosa group. Read more »

Galicia Home to Spain’s First High-Powered IVECO Stralis NP 460 Fleet

| Spain: Madrid

IVECO LNG lorries for EndesaEndesa S.A, an energy supplier in Spain, is to introduce three new high-powered and ecologically efficient lorries that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its coal transport service between Ferrol Port Terminal and the As Pontes Thermal Production Unit in A Coruña. They are said to be the first of their kind on Europe’s roads. Read more »

BC Ferries Completes Mid-Life Upgrade for ‘Spirit of British Columbia’

| Canada, Victoria BC
BC Ferries - Spirit of British Columbia planned for conversion to dual-fuel 2014

Spirit of British Columbia (Image: BC Ferries)

BC Ferries has completed the major mid-life upgrade of one of its two largest vessels, the 167-metre Spirit of British Columbia, which include conversion to natural gas fueled propulsion. It returned to service this week on the Metro Vancouver (Tsawwassen) – Victoria (Swartz Bay) route. Read more »

New Global LNG Bunkering Entity Aims High

| Greece: Athens

probunkers image 2018There is a new and ambitious presence in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering sector – probunkers. Based in Athens, Greece, the company aims to be the premier global physical bunker supplier for LNG, with an on-site presence in 7 major bunkering hubs across the globe. Read more »

LR AiP for SWS Newcastlemax Design Incorporating LNG Fuel

| United Kingdom: London

Presentation of the Approval in Principle (AiP) to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) was made by Lloyd’s Register (LR) at Posidonia 2018. SWS and LR have agreed to jointly develop an LNG dual-fuelled Newcastlemax 210K DWT bulk carrier design. Read more »

Keppel-Shell JV Orders LNG Bunkering Vessel for Singapore

| Singapore

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, has placed an order with Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M, to build the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel. The construction of the 7,500m3 LNG bunkering vessel is projected to be completed in 3Q 2020 and will enable provision of ship-to-ship LNG bunkering services in Singapore. Read more »

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 »

YPFB and Gazprom Move Closer to NGV Advancement in Bolivia

| Bolivia: Sucre

Further to the signing of a Memorandum of Intent in November last year with the intent of promoting natural gas fueled transportation, Bolivia’s state owned and operated oil company Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) and Russian natural gas company Gazprom have now signed a framework agreement to evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of three potential oil reserves in the South American country. Read more »

Brittany Ferries Charters Gas-ready Cruise-ferries

| United Kingdom: Portsmouth and France: Brest

Brittany-Ferries-invests-in-two-new-cruise-ferries-to-serve-SpainBrittany Ferries will charter two brand new natural gas-ready cruise-ferries to serve its long-haul UK to Spain routes. Both ships will be built at the Avic International Weihai shipyard in China, with the first arriving in time for the 2021 holiday season. Read more »

Paris/Algeciras Natural Gas Refuelling Freight Corridor 70% Complete

| Spain: Madrid
Bordeaux BESTWay LCNG Station_GasNaturalFenosa_BestWay

Bordeaux service station, opened Jan 2018

Through the BESTWay Project, an infrastructure initiative between Spain and France which is co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), Gas Natural Fenosa reports having completed 70% of a natural gas refuelling corridor from Algeciras, one of Europe’s largest ports, to Paris. The project’s goal is to support the widespread roll-out of natural gas as an alternative fuel. Read more »