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 »

Emirates Transport Completes 320 Conversions to CNG in Six Months of 2018

| UAE: Dubai

Emirates Transport CNG cylinder installationAl Etihad Centre, a subsidiary of Emirates Transport (ET) which specialises in converting vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), announced it has modified 320 vehicles in the first half of the year. This is a slight increase on the figure for the same period of last year, which stood at 300. Read more »

Omnitek Engine Conversions and Natural Gas Engine Manufacturing Commence in China

| USA: Vista CA

Omnitek OM6NG1Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has commenced shipments of the company’s natural gas engine components to its exclusive distributor in China, Omnitek Beijing. The Omnitek system components will be utilized to convert large marine engines, mining-trucks and power generators from diesel to natural gas. New natural gas engine production will prioritize engines for marine and on-road applications. Read more »

300+ Buses to Convert to Natural Gas Fuel in Moscow Region by 2020

| Russia: Moscow
A Moscow CNG station

A Mosavtogaz CNG Station in Moscow.

Russia’s natural gas vehicle association reports more than three hundred buses in the Moscow region will be converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel by the end of next year. Moscow Area Energy Minister, Leonid Neganov said all the necessary infrastructure is in place. Transport emissions are the single biggest contributor of air pollution in the city. Read more »

Landi Renzo Adds Ford E-350 to CARB-approved List

| USA: Torrance CA

Landi Renzo's CNG E-350/450 6.2L V8 now certified to CARB standardsLandi Renzo USA has gained CARB certification for the Ford E-350/450 6.2L V8 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) product. The company explains this is the only OEM/Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) recognized product available in the market and demonstrates Landi Renzo USA’s commitment to expanding our CNG product offerings. Read more »