Canadian Funds Support Development of Westport Conformable CNG Storage Technology

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Natural Gas Innovation Fund
Westport Conformable CNG fitpack

Westport™ CNG Conformable Storage technology

Canada’s Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) is investing $500,000 towards the development and testing of Westport Fuel Systems’ high performance compressed natural gas (CNG) storage system. This is in partnership with the project co-funders and supporters including Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Ford Motor Company and Linamar Corporation. Read more »

Solaris Sells 40 Urbino CNG Buses to Sweden’s Vy Buss

| Poland: Owińska | Source: Solaris SA

Solaris Urbino 18 CNGSolaris has signed a contract for the supply low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB. This Swedish carrier has decided to buy 40 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-fuelled vehicles: 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG and 16 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG. These buses will take up operations in Gävle, the capital of Gävleborg County. Read more »

Ireland’s First Public CNG Station Launched

| Ireland: Cork | Source: Gas Networks Ireland

GNI Circle K first public CNG station at Dublin Port facilityGas Networks Ireland (GNI) and Circle K, have launched Ireland’s first publicly-accessible, fast-fill CNG station at Circle K’s Dublin Port premises. The project is co-financed by Gas Networks Ireland and the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility as part of Gas Network Ireland’s Causeway Project. Read more »

Egypt Plans Major Drive for Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Ministry of Petroleum

Egypt_Gastec image 2019Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek Al-Mulla, on August 21st witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the oil sector and the National Service Projects Agency to add the activities of supplying and transferring cars to bi-fuel operation (gasoline/natural gas) in the stations of the National Company for Petroleum Products and Distribution belonging to the Authority. Read more »

Snam and IP Agree to Build 26 Natural Gas Filling Stations in Italy

| Italy: San Donato Milanese (MI) / Rome | Source: Snam

Italy_Snam image 600Snam, a European leader in gas infrastructure, and the Italian fuel station chain IP (part of api Group) have agreed to construct an initial 26 new natural gas refueling plants, which will open across IP’s distribution network in Italy in 2020. Read more »

Hunts Point First to Offer RNG in New York City

| USA: Hunts Point NY | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Hunts Point NYHunts Point, located on a peninsula in the South Bronx of New York City, is home to the first gas filling station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas (RNG) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. The station is owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. Read more »

Gas Networks Ireland Opens Second Round of Natural Gas Vehicle Fund

| Ireland: Cork | Source: Gas Networks Ireland

GNI image 2018Gas Networks Ireland has opened its second round of the Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund. The Fund supports the purchase of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered commercial vehicles including trucks, buses and vans. Grants to support the purchase of 33 vehicles have already been awarded to 18 transport companies in Ireland as part of this scheme. Read more »

PIZZORNO Environnement Opens CNG Station in SE France

| France: Draguignan | Source: PIZZORNO Environnement

Inauguration Dragui Gaz CNG filling stationThe management committee of PIZZORNO Environnement and the leaders of the Beltrame Group have inaugurated the first fueling Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle fueling station in Var, a department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southeastern France. The station was opened on Thursday, July 4. Read more »

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 »