CNG Fuel on Upward Surge in Brazil

| Brazil: Rio de Janeiro | Source: ABEGÁS and Argus Media

Brazil CNG conversion installationBrazilian compressed natural gas (CNG) sales reached a record 6.25mn m3/d in September as more motorists shift away from gasoline and hydrous ethanol, reports Argus Media. The Brazilian Association of Piped Gas Distributors – ABEGÁS – is projecting that 150,000 vehicles will be converted to use CNG this year, up from 127,000 vehicles in 2017. Read more »

Landi Renzo CARB-Certified for Ford MY2019 Models

| USA: Torrance CA | Source: Landi Renzo USA

MY2019 Ford with Landi Renzo conversionLandi Renzo USA has gained Model Year (MY) 2019 CARB Certification for the Ford Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) F-250/350 6.2L V8 Super Duty Truck and the E-350/450 6.2L V8 Cutaway and Strip Chassis. The CARB certifications cover dedicated CNG products. Read more »

NGV Texas Celebrates 10 Years and 10,000 NGV Actions

| USA: Dallas TX | Source: NGV Texas

NGV Texas - vehicles for saleNatural Gas Vehicle Texas (NGV Texas Inc.), a North American leader of natural gas technologies, has celebrated a decade of operations. The company says it has led the adoption of CNG and LNG vehicles in Texas and around the Nation through its expertise in natural gas conversion, sales distribution and support. Read more »

Peru Sets Up Funding for Conversion of Cars to CNG

| Peru: Lima | Source: MINEM

Peru CNG VehiclePeru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) has invited citizens to participate in the financing program for conversion of vehicles to Compress Natural Gas (CNG) with resources made available through the Social Energy Inclusion Fund (FISE). The program estimates conversion of 15,000 vehicles per year in 12 regions of the country. Read more »

First CNG Multifuel Stations Planned in Egypt by Gastec and ENI 

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Sources: Arab Republic of Egypt - Ministry of Petroleum; Gastec

Mataryia Station and CTA garage 2018Egyptian natural gas vehicle conversion company Gastec and Italy’s energy major Eni have signed an agreement to establish multi-fuel (liquid fuels/natural gas) fuel stations in various areas across Egypt, particularly in Upper Egypt, to serve owners of natural gas-operated vehicles. The agreement was signed by Gastec’s president Eng. Abdel Fattah Farhat, their technical director and managing director Eng. Stefano Kisi, and Giuseppe Richie, head of refining and marketing for Eni. Read more »

Bolivia’s ANH and EEC-GNV Align Systems for Improved NGV Safety

| Bolivia: La Paz

ANH and EEC-GNV Sign AgreementThe Executive Director of Bolivia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), Gary Medrano, and the Director Executive of the Execution Entity of Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV), Alejandra Huaylla, last week signed a strategic alliance for the sustainability of the energy matrix and safe us of natural gas fuel for transportation. Read more »

Landi Renzo USA Gains CARB Certification for New Ford F-250/350

| USA: Torrance CA

Ford F250-350 avail with Landi Renzo EPA-approved CNG systemsLandi Renzo USA, a division of Landi Renzo Group, has achieved California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for new Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks across all cab configurations with compressed natural gas (CNG). Landi Renzo’s Eco-Ready Fleet™ CNG systems help fleets run cleaner by lowering vehicle emissions and reducing environmental impact, while decreasing fuel costs and maintaining vehicle performance. Read more »

Colombian NGVs on the Rise

| Colombia: Bogotá D.C.

Naturgas GNVNaturgas, the Colombian Natural Gas Association, reports 9,421 cars were converted from gasoline to natural gas in the first six months of 2018, an increase of 19% over the same period last year. Hi numbers of conversions were recorded in the cities of Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga. Read more »

CNG Hybrid Truck Trial Wins Mining Award

| Australia: Crestmead QLD
New Acland Mine HDCNG CAT789C

New Acland Mine HDCNG CAT789C

An innovative CNG hybrid truck trial at Australian coal-mining and energy company New Hope Group’s New Acland Mine was recognised at the State of Queensland Mining Awards last week, winning the JCB CEA Project Innovation Award for its standout ability to lower emissions and operational costs. Read more »

Bolivian CNG Conversion Program Restarts in August

| Bolivia: Tarija | Source: el Periódico
CNG-powered minibuses in Tarija

CNG-powered minibuses in Tarija

The Bolivian Government through the Ministry of Hydrocarbons will resume its vehicle conversion program in August, transitioning public transportation vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), reports media service el Periódico. Different alternatives for cost reduction are being introduced by Freddy Castrillo, the Secretary for Hydrocarbons. Read more »