IGU 2020 World LNG Report Notes Rise of Natural Gas Propulsion for Newbuilds

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: IGU

IGU 2020 World LNG ReportThe International Gas Union (IGU) has launched its annual LNG report for 2020. The report proposes that “As the world has entered an unprecedented era of low LNG prices, the moment could be opportune for the environment, as there is a stronger economic case for switching from more polluting fuels to natural gas.”

The comprehensive analysis highlights all the material changes in the global LNG industry in 2019. It features key global LNG industry updates, right across its value chain, demonstrating yet another strong year of growth for this crucial segment of the natural gas sector. LNG continues to enhance global energy security and increase the flexibility of access to the abundant global gas supplies. Read more »

Clean Energy Online Tool Highlights Economics of Switching From Diesel To Natural Gas Vehicles

| USA: Newport Beach CA | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy costToolClean Energy Fuels Corp., North America’s leading provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, has launched an online Cost Calculator that makes it quick and easy to estimate the cost of transitioning an individual vehicle or entire fleet from diesel fuel to natural gas, including the estimated carbon emissions reduction. Read more »

BMS GmbH Opens 2nd LNG filling station in Germany

| Germany: Munich | Source: BayWa AG

BayWA LNG Station NordlingenBayWa Mobility Solutions GmbH (BMS) has now put a second LNG station (liquefied natural gas) into operation in Nördlingen, Bavaria. It is located at Markhamstraße 2 in the industrial area of Am Steinernen Mann in North Rhine-Westphalia, where BayWa already offers diesel and petrol at its automatic filling station that opened in 2015. Read more »

Gasrec CNG and LNG Sales up for Q1

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Gasrec Ltd
Gasrec-DIRFT-natural gas refuelling station

Gasrec’s flagship DIRFT facility has the capacity to refuel 700 heavy goods vehicles per day.

Gasrec has recorded a five-fold increase in sales of gas across its commercial vehicle refuelling network in the first quarter of 2020, versus the same period in 2019. This record growth follows an influx of new trucks into the market running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified natural gas (LNG) – with demand in March 2020 exceeding the previous peak of September 2014, at the height of the Euro-5 dual fuel era. Read more »

Natural Gas Powered Transportation Gains Ground in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic: Prague | Source: Czech Gas Association

CNG image by innogyConsumption of natural gas in transport in the Czech Republic in 2019 increased by more than 20% year-on-year to a record 91.3 million cubic meters, reports the Czech Gas Association. Currently, over 25,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles run on Czech roads, for which more than 200 filling stations are already available. Last year, liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks appeared in normal operation for the first time. Read more »

Calor Invests in Volvo LNG Trucks to Meet 2040 Emissions Target

| United Kingdom: Warwick | Source: Calor

Volvo-Trucks-Calor Calor, a U.K. energy provider, has invested in the next generation of LNG vehicles, which offer a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions* compared to their diesel counterparts (1). Calor will be operating a number of Volvo FM LNG trucks on its national trunking operation, fuelled by its national footprint of LNG stations. These LNG vehicles offer the same performance as their diesel-powered equivalents, but with a much smaller carbon footprint. Read more »

Netherlands Introduces New LNG Incentive Scheme

| The Netherlands: Nieuwegein | Source: Total Gas Mobility B.V.

PitPoint LNG station in NetherlandsThe Netherlands has announced a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) incentive scheme. The scheme will offer an 18.7 Eurocent discount per kilogram of LNG purchased between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021. The scheme is in line with the EU’s ambition to reduce freight transport emissions and seeks to support logistics companies that (are looking to) use a cleaner fuel source. Read more »

Two LNG Shunter Locomotives Planned in Estonia

| Latvia: Riga | Source: DiGas

EK Locomotive, LatviaDiGas, a Latvian dual-fuel natural gas system manufacturer and Estonian state-owned energy company Enefit Kaevandused, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to retrofit and pilot two types of diesel shunter locomotives TEM-2 and TEM 18 to operate in dual-fuel mode using LNG. Read more »

Gasum Expands Nordic Operations by Acquiring Two Linde AG Businesses

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Gasum

Gasum Turku LNGEnergy company Gasum is acquiring AGA’s Clean Energy business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business from Linde AG. The acquisition will enhance the development of the Nordic gas market and create a platform for Gasum to provide a broader offering to meet the increasing demand for low-emission energy solutions from customers in industry, maritime and road transport. Read more »

Chart Builds Europe’s Largest LNG Vehicle Fueling Station for AlternOil GmbH

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Chart Industries, Inc.

Chart Industries, Inc. completed the installation and commissioning of Europe’s largest LNG fueling station for AlternOil GmbH (AlternOil).  AlternOil will operate the fueling station, which is located on Germany’s main A1 highway near the city of Bakum, following final approval by local authorities expected in early December 2019. Read more »