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 »

SoCalGas Turns on RNG Fuel for Californian Consumption

| SoCalGas | Source: SoCalGas

SoCalGas Fueling Station with Heavy-duty TruckSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is to begin using renewable natural gas at the 25 utility-owned natural gas vehicle fueling stations across its service territory, as well as at six fueling stations in the San Diego area. Last month, the utility received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a pilot program to purchase the renewable fuel and capture the additional environmental credits generated. Read more »

Germany Reaches 50 H2 Filling Stations

| Germany: Potsdam

The launch of the 50th public hydrogen service station has been celebrated by H2 MOBILITY, a company formed by Air Liquide, Daimler, Linde, OMV, Shell and TOTAL to advance hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Germany. Located in Potsdam and with a refueling time of under 5 minutes, the station has capacity to refuel up to 40 vehicles per day and a facility for future refuelling of hydrogen buses. Read more »

India Raises Profile of CNG for Transportation

| India: Delhi | Source: Economic Times, India
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 LXi (CNG)

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 LXi (CNG)

India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, reportedly informed the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) convention on September 6th of a planned rollout of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations to reach 10,000 units. Although improvement of air quality will result from an increased transition to this cleaner fuel, the primary motivator is to reduce dependence on oil imports. Read more »

Air Products Accelerates China’s Hydrogen Infrastructure Development

| USA: Lehigh Valley PA

Air Products SmartFuel® H2 dispenserGlobal industrial gases company Air Products has signed cooperation and equipment supply agreements with Beijing Sinoscience Fullcryo Technology Co., Ltd. (Fullcryo) to accelerate the development of hydrogen infrastructure and support Fullcryo’s first, and also China’s first, commercial-scale liquid hydrogen-based fueling station. Read more »

Gasum Accelerates Nordic Natural Gas Uptake with 50 Stations for HDVs

| Finland: Espoo

Gasum station with Scania truckDemand for cleaner fuel solutions is growing significantly in heavy-duty road transport, and responding to this demand will be even more strongly at the core of the Finnish energy company Gasum’s business in the future. Gasum is investing in the construction of around 50 gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway by the beginning of the 2020s. The investment will multiply the size of the Nordic heavy-duty vehicle gas filling station network, enabling considerable emission cuts. Read more »

KOGAS Plans Nearly USD 900 Million Investment in LNG for Mobility

| Korea: Seoul | Source: Yonhap
KOGAS LNG terminal

(Image courtesy of KOGAS)

Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), a state-operated energy company, says it will invest 1 trillion won (US$895 million) by 2025 to establish infrastructure for liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered vessels and trucks, as well as hydrogen-fueled vehicles, reports news agency Yonhap. The announcement confirms views expressed by Ministry officials, KOGAS and KANGV earlier this year to develop the sector. Read more »

China Gas Holdings and CNOOC Plan Refuelling Infrastructure Rollout in China

| China: Hong Kong

China Gas Holdings LNG ContainersChina Gas Holdings Ltd says it has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)’s CNOOC Gas and Power Group Co., Limited, which will see a major rollout of vehicle and vessel refuelling infrastructure, other downstream projects and intermodal transportation projects for LNG tank containers. Read more »

Shell Kicks Off Hydrogen Refuelling Network in The Netherlands

| The Netherlands: Amsterdam

Refuelling with Hydrogen by ShellFour new hydrogen refueling stations, two in the Amsterdam region, one in The Hague and one in Pesse (Drenthe), mark the beginning of Shell’s plan to establish a network of hydrogen filling stations in the Netherlands. The intention is that hydrogen will be available at these four stations by the beginning of 2020 at the latest. Read more »

Massive Natural Gas Filling Station Expansion Planned for Italy

| Italy: Rome

Italy-CNG-1_2Snam S.p.A., one of Europe’s main regulated gas companies, is generating considerable momentum for Italy’s natural gas vehicle market with two major announcements this week. The first is with api Group, an Italian energy and construction multi-faceted company. The second is with Snam4Mobility, a subsidiary of Snam. Collectively, they will grow natural gas refueling infrastructure by 20% across the nation. Read more »