CNG Production Pending for Volkswagen’s New Indian Tech Center

| India: Pune | Source: ŠKODA

SKODA-VW Technology Center PuneŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen have celebrated the opening of a new Technology Center in Pune, India, attended by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and other government officials. On behalf of the Volkswagen Group, ŠKODA is leading the INDIA 2.0 project, which sets out the Volkswagen Group’s model campaign on the Indian market. CNG vehicles may be forthcoming. Read more »

Emirates Transport 2018 CNG Conversions Up 21%

| UAE: Dubai | Source: Emirates Transport

Dubai CNG conversion centre Emirates GasAl Etihad Centre, a subsidiary of Emirates Transport (ET) which specialises in converting vehicles to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), reported it converted 1,325 vehicles to natural gas fuel during 2018. The Centre serves clientele from both the government and private sectors. Read more »

Delhi Reconsiders HCNG in Face of Rising Air Pollution

| India: New Delhi | Source: The IndianExpress

CNG dispenser IndiaNational Capital Territory (NCT) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) are reportedly set to introduce hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) to India’s capital city, subject to signing an agreement for setting up a compact steam reformer. If the project goes ahead, Delhi will be come the first city in India to use this fuel. Read more »

GEV’s CNG-powered CNG Transportation Vessel Gains Full ABS Approval

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: Global Energy Ventures Ltd

GEV Optimum CNG transportation design (illustration)Western Australia-based Global Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV), a developer of global integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) projects, has received from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approval for construction of the CNG 200 Optimum ship. The company says the dual-fuel vessel will achieve greater than 90% CNG-powered propulsion. Read more »

CNG Fuel Flourishing in Belgium

| Belgium: Knokke | Source: Colryut Group

DATS24 CNG stationWith the opening of a new Compressed Natural Gas filling station in Knokke, DATS 24 has racked up 63 stations in its growing CNG refuelling network across Belgium. The company says this is the starting signal for the opening of 25 new sites where natural gas can be refuelled across Flanders and Wallonia. Read more »

Iran Reaches for 2,500 CNG Filling Stations

| Iran: Tehran | Source: Petroenergy Information Network
CNG station Iran

CNG consumption increased in Khorasan Razavi Province

The number of Iran’s compressed natural gas (CNG) stations is planned to reach 2,489 by late February, reports Iran’s Petroenergy Information Network. Hamid Ghasemi DehCheshmeh, director of the CNG Project of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said 40 new stations would come online during the 40 anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. Read more »

Lithuania’s Vlantana Trials Scania CNG Truck for Logistics

| Lithuania: Klaipėda | Source: Scania

Vlantana trials Scania TruckScania in Lithuania has partnered with the Vlantana logistics company and SG dujos, developer of gas infrastructure, to trial the first gas-fuelled truck in the country. The Scania R 410 with its 13-litre gas engine is being trialled on local and regional routes. Fuelling CNG in Lithuania is currently more than 40 percent cheaper in comparison with diesel. Read more »

Galileo’s LNG Expands Argentina’s Fueling Options

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Galileo Technologies S.A.

Galileo fueled first LNG fleet ScaniaArgentina’s Galileo Technologies, a global natural gas solutions provider, has fueled six liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled Scania trucks at the Anchoris thermoelectric power plant in Mendoza province. The Scania G340 trucks, owned by the Andreu carrier company from Mendoza, will transport the Virtual Gas Pipeline, the system used by Galileo Technologies to distribute gas as liquid fuel. Read more »

Algás Incentive Finds Willing Participants for CNG Vehicle Conversions

| Brazil: Maceió | Source: Algás

Algas GNV campaignGás de Alagoas S.A. (Algás), a natural gas trading company which operates in the Brazilian state of Alagoas, has hit a winner with its “GNV é mil” promotion. The initial offering has been fully subscribed and now a second CNG conversion offering has been introduced. Read more »

Natural Gas Can Alleviate Mexico’s Fuel Problems, AMGN Argues

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: AMGN

AMGN LogoThe Mexican Association of Natural Gas (Asociación Mexicana de Gas Natural – AMGN) has proposed to the government of Mexico that its problems of liquid fuel supply can be greatly alleviated by the promotion of natural gas as a fuel for transportation. Diversification will benefit the people and the economy. Read more »