Alimerka Adds First Scania 13-Litre LNG-Powered Unit to NGV Fleet

| Spain: Lugo de Llanera | Source: Scania

Scania 13L LNG Truck for AlimerkaThe Spanish supermarket chain Alimerka is the first in Europe to incorporate into its fleet the Scania 13 litre tow truck in Europe with the recently introduced Scania OC13 13-liter natural gas engine. The Liquefied Natura Gas (LNG)-fueled unit, Alimerka pushes its LNG-powered fleet to 46 Scania trucks, representing 61% of the total fleet of vehicles of the Asturian distribution company. Read more »

Hoyer Considers Bulk Logistics with LNG and IVECO

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: IVECO

IVECO Stralis NP for HoyerThe international logistics company HOYER, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, is exploring the potential environmental benefits of introducing vehicles with engines that use the alternative fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) into its road operations in the near future. For testing purposes, IVECO has handed over a Stralis 440S40 NP type truck. Read more »

Shell and Sovcomflot Achieve Several LNG Bunkering ‘Firsts’ in Rotterdam

| Netherlands: Rotterdam | Source: Port of Rotterdam

Gagarin Prospect bunker LNG from Shell's CardissaShell recently delivered its first ship-to-ship bunkering of cleaner burning LNG fuel from its specialised LNG bunker vessel, Cardissa, paving the way for many other operations from the vessel. This operation marked a number of other firsts, as it fuelled the Sovcomflot vessel Gagarin Prospect, the world’s first LNG-powered Aframax tanker. Read more »

Port of Singapore Secures Future with LNG Bunkering

| Singapore | Source: Singapore MPA
Network of LNG Bunkering Ports - Singapore MPA infographic

Extract from Singapore MPA Infographic

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), which organised the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON), continues its preparation for making the port a major centre for bunkering Liquefied Natural Gas. Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, Dr. Lam Pin Min, spoke of this in his opening address on October 3. Read more »

Eesti Gaas Orders First LNG Bunker Vessel for NE Baltic Sea

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gas bunker vessel illustrationEstonian energy company Eesti Gaas has placed an order for an LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker vessel with bunker tank capacity of 6,000 m3.  The new vessel will provide mobile LNG bunkering for the growing number of LNG-fuelled vessels in the North-East region of the Baltic Sea and onshore clients. Read more »

Australian Maritime Industry Plans Integration of LNG Bunkering Standards

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: Gas Energy Australia

Siem Thiima bunkers EVOL LNGIn order to meet the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environmental regulations including reductions in sulphur emissions in 2020 the maritime industry in Australia is planning to adopt a greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) strategy which calls for a 50% cut to shipping GHG emissions by 2050. The initiative arose out of a Gas Energy Australia (GEA) workshop and aims to establish LNG bunkering infrastructure at major ports. Read more »

SEAT Premieres World First CNG SUV – Arona TGI

| Spain: Martorell | Source: SEAT Communication

SEAT Arona CNG 2018 (6) 600SEAT will extend its Compressed Natural Gas powered range when the SEAT Arona TGI makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show, which runs from October 4 to 15.  SEAT has proclaimed it the world’s first CNG powered SUV. The Arona TGI integrates three CNG tanks to increase gas range and improve value for money while reducing emissions. Read more »

Moscow – St. Petersburg LNG Highway Begins

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom

LNG Station construction site on St. Petersburg highwayThe construction of Gazprom’s first cryogenic filling station on the new Moscow – St. Petersburg highway (M11) was marked by a ceremony near Okulovka, Novgorod Region, which coincided with the arrival of vehicles participating in the world’s longest rally for NGVs, ‘Gas to Motors’. Read more »

Construction of First Public CNG Filling Station in Bucharest Underway

| Romania: Râmnicu Vâlcea | Source: Antarres Group

CNG refueling AntarresConstruction of the CNG Romania Project’s first of nine Compressed Natural Gas filling stations is underway. The project was initiated by Denisson Energy SRL, member of Antares Group, and the NGVA Romania Association. The location of the station subscribes to the project strategy to serve the transit on pan-European corridors as well as the urban traffic. Read more »

Multiple CNG Projects Receive US Federal Transit Admin Funding

| USA: Washington | Source: Federal Transit Administration

USA FTA logoThe US Federal Transit Administration (FTA), a Division of the Department of Transport, has allocated funding to improve the safety and reliability of America’s bus systems and enhance mobility for transit riders. Recipients of the funding allocated from FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program, include many natural gas for transportation projects. Read more »