Wintershall: Europe’s Ports Need LNG Fuelling Stations

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: Wintershall Holding GmbH
Elbe

Elbe

Germany’s largest natural gas and crude oil producer advocates greater use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in maritime shipping. “Europe’s ports need LNG fueling stations,” said Wintershall’s Chief Executive Officer Mario Mehren in a talk with Hamburg’s First Mayor Peter Tschentscher on Thursday. Read more »

SEDIGAS Urges Spain to Pursue Renewable Gas for Transportation

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: SEDIGAS
Guadalajara Sewage Treatment Plant

Guadalajara Sewage Treatment Plant produces RNG.

SEDIGAS, the Spanish Gas Association, is advocating for the adoption of national policies that reinforce the role of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a CO2 sink and part of the circular economy. Not only would RNG enhance the 2030-2050 National Energy and Climate Plan, it argues, it has a major role to play in decarbonising transportation. Read more »

Natural Gas and Low Emissions Future are Tied According to Zukunft ERDGAS

| Germany: Berlin | Source: Wintershall Holding GmbH

Zukunftswerkstatt ERDGAS – Marketplace for InnovationsThe natural gas industry will play a key role in shaping the future energy system as a provider of innovative solutions and new technologies. This was demonstrated by 16 future-oriented projects from the academic and business sectors that were presented in Berlin today, Thursday, 22nd November 2018, as part of the Zukunftswerkstatt ERDGAS event. Read more »

IVECO Welcomes European Parliament Recognition of Decarbonising Role for Natural Gas

| Italy: Turin | Source: IVECO
IVECO Stralis NP London to Madrid

IVECO Stralis NP

IVECO welcomes the European Parliament’s backing of the amendment recognising the role of natural gas in achieving European decarbonization objectives.​ The European Parliament, in its plenary session, has voted its official opinion and amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation of CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Read more »

CGA Renewable Gas Funding Proposal Receives Support

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Gas Association

Canada - CGA Proposal Renewable Gas (cover clip)The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) last month said it received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the Government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program. A persuasive element of the proposal relates to the immediate benefit derived from switching transportation to this clean fuel. Read more »

Equal Opportunity Sought for Light-Duty NGVs Under U.S. Rules

| USA: Washington DC, Bala Cynwyd PA and Mount Vernon OH | Source: NGVAmerica, VNG.Co and Ariel Corporation
SoCalGas Light-duty NGV

(Image: SoCalGas)

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), supported by industry trade bodies and separately lodged member statements, have submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to their proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. Read more »

Omnitek’s Euro VI 13-Liter Natural Gas Engine Ready to Go

| USA: Vista CA | Source: Omnitek Engineering

Omnitek Engineering Corp., developer of natural gas engines and conversion technology, has finalized the development of a 420 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for truck and bus applications. The project was commenced for a European customer in late 2016 and the end product exceeds the Euro VI emissions standard.  Read more »

Ambitious Methane Reduction Target Announced by OGCI

| USA: Tulsa OK | Source: Total

The Oklahoma-headquartered, international Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), now made up of 13 major oil and gas companies, has declared its intention to collectively reduce the average methane intensity of its aggregated upstream gas and oil operations by one fifth to below 0.25% by 2025, and if possible will push to 0.20%, corresponding to a reduction by one third. The natural gas for transportation industry welcomes this initiative to further reduce emissions from the gas value chain. Read more »

Natural Gas Engine Dramatically Reduces Smog from HD Trucks, Study Shows

| USA: Riverside CA
Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Dr. Kent Johnson, assistant research engineer at CE-CERT

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) this week published results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emission during all types of driving. Read more »