Westport’s BRC To Supply Systems to Growing Egyptian Market

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Westport Fuel Systems
Gastec CNG Station (Oct 2013)

Gastec CNG Station, Nasr City

BRC, a brand of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., has been awarded a competitive tender bid by the Egyptian International Gas Technology Company (GASTEC) to supply 6,300 compressed natural gas (CNG) sequential injection fuel systems into the growing Egyptian market in 2020. Read more »

Clean Energy Online Tool Highlights Economics of Switching From Diesel To Natural Gas Vehicles

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy costToolClean Energy Fuels Corp., North America’s leading provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, has launched an online Cost Calculator that makes it quick and easy to estimate the cost of transitioning an individual vehicle or entire fleet from diesel fuel to natural gas, including the estimated carbon emissions reduction. 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 »

Peruvian Conversions to CNG Continue Steady Growth

| Peru: Lima | Source: INFOGAS
sitec GNV Conversion Workshop

(Image: sitec in Lima)

In Peru, the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market has transitioned from a new market in 2005 through years of major expansion to achieve an average of 7.5% growth per annum over the past three years. 2019 looks set to continue that trend. According to information supplied by INFOGAS for the end of April 2019, 281,194 vehicles have now been converted to CNG operation, of which 277,338 are recorded as being active (not deregistered). Read more »

Iran Second in World for NGVs

| Iran: Tehran | Source: TGEC

CNG filling station in IranIran sits comfortably in second position on the table of countries with the most natural gas vehicles (NGVs). That position is upheld by the government’s determination to strengthen the NGV sector and by massive gas reserves. Amir H Khaki, Managing Director for Tamkar Gas Equipment Co., a Tehran-based company that has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned hundreds of large CNG refueling stations throughout the country, discussed the state of play with NGV Global News. Read more »

Italy’s Tourism Rail Migrating to Methane

| Italy: Rome | Source: Snam

FS Italiene trainFerrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA (FS Italiane), Snam and Hitachi Rail Italy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims to convert part of the current FS Italiane train fleet from diesel to methane. The decision contributes to sustainable mobility developments in Italy and will enhance enjoyment of the country’s green tourism sector. Read more »

Juárez in Mexico Adds 80 CNG RAM Patrol Vehicles

| H. Ayuntamiento de Juárez | Source: H. Ayuntamiento de Juárez
RAM CNG Vehicle for Juarez SSPM

RAM CNG Vehicle for Juarez SSPM

The Municipal Government of Juárez, a Mexican city that is unfortunately renowned for its seriously high murder rate, has moved to safeguard its citizens with vehicles powered by Compressed Natural Gas. The city has leased 400 new patrol units for the Public Security Secretariat (SSPM) fleet, eighty (20%) of which have been or are in the process of being converted to CNG. Read more »

Bolivian Automotive Fleet Reaches 25 Percent Natural Gas Powered

| Bolivia: La Paz | Source: EEC-GNV

EEC-GNV image - CILINDROSThe Executive Director of Bolivia’s Execution Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), Alejandra Huaylla, reported in February that growth of natural gas vehicles in his country has been exponential. The national fleet has grown from 40,000 vehicles in 2005 to 390,000 vehicles today using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), representing 25% of the entire Bolivian automotive fleet. “We can qualify this program as successful”, Huaylla says. Read more »

New Three-Wheeler CNG Range for Patna by Piaggio

| India: Patna | Source: Piaggio Vehicles and MotorIndia

Piaggio Range 2019 CNGIn India, Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd (PVPL), a 100 % subsidiary of the Italian Piaggio Group, has rolled out its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered, water-cooled 395cc engine vehicle range for the Patna, Bihar market. The launch coincides with the inauguration of the city gas distribution (CGD) system in Patna, a ancient city that sprawls alongside the Ganges River.  Read more »

RariTEK Highlights Natural Gas Technology Options for Tatarstan’s Agriculture

| Tatarstan: Naberezhnye Chelny (Russia)  | Source: RariTEK Group

Gomselmash Gas harvester KZS-4118K PALESSERussian manufacturing group RariTEK, participating this last week at the Collegium of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan, discussed and displayed natural gas technology as it applies to the region’s massive agricultural sector. Read more »