Gas Natural Fenosa Updates on BESTWay Project and Vehicular Natural Gas

| Spain, Madrid

Spain_GNF_station 2018The BESTWay project is an important infrastructure initiative between Spain and France, co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Promoted by Gas Natural Fenosa to develop nine liquefied natural gas refuelling stations along the Atlantic Corridor between Algeciras and Paris, the project is part of the large-scale roll-out of natural gas as an alternative fuel for road transport. Read more »

Port of Gothenburg LNG Facility Under Construction

| Sweden, Gothenburg

Swedegas LNG Terminal illustrationSwedish infrastructure company Swedegas AB, reports its construction of Gothenburg’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility is now under way at the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port. The facility will open up new opportunities for passing LNG-fuelled vessels that call at the port. The plan is for the facility to be fully operational during 2018. Read more »

Natural Gas Fuels for California’s Big Ports

| USA, Long Beach CA

TTSI RNG Truck Port Los AngelesIn California,Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has entered into an agreement with Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) to be the exclusive provider of clean transportation fuels to the association member companies. Both HTA and Clean Energy have been leaders in responsible environmental stewardship that won’t create an overarching burden on the companies or drivers that makeup the port drayage industry. Read more »

World-first LR-approved LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier Delivered

| South Korea, Ulsan

Ilshin Green Iris (image: Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and Ilshin Logistics have successfully delivered the world’s first LNG-fuelled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register. Fitted with a MAN ME-GI main engine, the 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code. Read more »

BMW Tests LNG-Fuelled Lorries

| Germany, Regensburg

BMW tests Iveco LNGThe logistics department of the BMW Group Regensburg plant has now completed a pilot trial in which a truck with the alternative drive was part of the real supply chain for two weeks. Their conclusions: long range, less pollutants, quieter operation — these are the advantages of trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

Shell Strengthens LNG Fuel Commitment with Aframax Time Charters

| The Netherlands and Russia

SCF LNG-fuelled AframaxPAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has signed time-charter agreements with Shell for two dual-fuelled ice-class Aframax tankers, which mark a historic turning point that sets new environmental standards for the global tanker industry. The signed agreements represent the next step in an extensive top-to-bottom collaboration between SCF Group and Shell over the last three years around reducing the environmental footprint of the tanker industry, in particular, by fuelling tankers with LNG. Read more »

Tankterminal Opens First Manned Multifuel LNG Filling Station in Belgium

| Belgium, Ghent

Liqal LNG station at Lokeren opens Feb 2018Tankterminal NV, owner and operator of tank cleaning facilities, has opened its inaugural manned LNG filling station for trucks in Lokeren, Belgium today. The new LNG filling station, the third in Belgium, is equipped with a storage capacity of 73m³ and currently has the largest LNG buffer in the Benelux region for a total of four LNG dispensers. Read more »

LNG Bunker Sales Up, Fuel Oil Down at Port of Rotterdam

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam
Wes Amelie LNG bunkers - Image Paul Martens 2017

The Wes Amelie bunkers LNG at the City Terminal (photo Paul Martens)

In 2017, the sale of bunker oil (marine fuel) in the Rotterdam bunker port diminished from 10.1 million m3 to 9.9 million m3. The throughput of bunkered liquefied natural gas (LNG) increased from less than 100 tonnes to 1500 tonnes, reports the Port of Rotterdam. Read more »

Russian Railways to Build New LNG Fuelled Locomotives

| Russia, Sochi

Main-line gas turbine locomotive Russian RailwaysIn accordance with the Implementation Program, signed under the Agreement of Cooperation in the NGV sector at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, Russian Railways plans to increase the fleet of mainline gas turbine locomotives and gas turbine shunters powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) from 3 to 22 units by 2023. The locomotives will operate on the Sverdlovsk Railway. Read more »

Ohio Moves Application Date for HD Vehicle Repower Grants

| USA, Columbus OH

Ohio EPA Logo$5 million available to replace or repower heavy trucks and buses

The State of Ohio EPA has moved the new application submittal date of March 6 to March 20, 2018, for grant proposals to the new Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion Grants program. The extended time line will allow applicants and vendors additional time to prepare their proposals. Read more »