Redexis and Cepsa Plan Major Expansion of Natural Gas Refuelling Network in Spain

| Spain: Madrid | Source: Cepsa

Cepsa-Redexis CNG refuelling network in SpainGlobal energy company Cepsa and Spanish gas distributor Redexis have signed a framework agreement to expand the reach of natural gas fuel, both in urban areas and across the country’s main transport corridors for light and heavy vehicles. Together they will create the largest gas refuelling network in Spain in a bid to expand the supply of energy solutions and foster sustainable mobility. Read more »

Gasum Reaches North with Two New Natural Gas Filling Stations

| Finland: Espoo | Source: Gasum

Gasum Turku LNGGasum has opened two new gas filling stations in the city of Oulu in central Finland. These stations are Gasum’s northernmost and significantly expand the company’s network of filling stations to enable gas-fueled long-distance transport from the southern regions of the country to the north. Read more »

Wärtsilä Solutions for China’s First Seagoing LNG Bunker Vessel

| Finland: Helsinki and China: Dalian | Source: Wärtsilä Corporation

Chinese-owned vessel will have Wartsila propulsion (CSDC)China’s first seagoing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel will operate with a comprehensive and integrated package of highly efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä. The ship is being built by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) for an affiliate of the ENN Energy holdings, one of the largest users of LNG in China. Read more »

MAN LNG Fuel-gas System for Nordlaks Live-fish Carrier

| Germany: Augsburg and Norway: Stokmarknes | Source: MAN Energy Solutions

Nordlaks LNG Hybrid designMAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – is to supply an LNG fuel-gas supply system for a Norwegian live-fish carrier ordered by Nordlaks, one of Norway’s largest aquaculture companies. The new vessel will be a sister to an identical vessel ordered during the summer of 2018 – again for Nordlaks – for which MAN Cryo also won the order to provide the fuel-supply system. Read more »

Waterway LNG Parity Act Brought Before US Congress

| USA: Washington DC | Source: U.S. Senate
Q-LNG Barge

Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering (© Q-LNG Transport)

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have for the third time brought the Waterway LNG Parity Act before Congress. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. Read more »

Snam to Build 110 Natural Gas Filling Stations with Assistance from EIB

| Italy: San Donato Milanese (MI) | Source: Snam

Italy_Snam image 600Snam, a European leader in gas infrastructure, has signed a major loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund the roll-out of sustainable mobility projects, which focus on the use of natural gas and biomethane for light and heavy vehicles. This is the first EIB loan obtained by Snam for its wholly owned subsidiary, Snam4Mobility, which operates in the sustainable mobility sector. Read more »

Helsinki Joins LNG Bunkering Ports in Baltic

| Finland: Helsinki | Source: Eesti Gaas

Megastar bunkers LNG via Elenger at HelsinkiEesti Gaas, the Estonian gas supply company, says its newly-formed international subsidiary Elenger has commenced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering services in the port of Helsinki. The ship being bunkered is the same that Eesti Gaas bunkers in the port of Tallinn, the shuttle Megastar, which cruises between Helsinki and Tallinn. Read more »

Chart Industries Notes Increased Activity in ssLNG Sector

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Chart Industries

Chart_LNG-Std-Plant-1Chart Industries, Inc., a leading diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment for the industrial gas and energy industries, reports increased activity in the small-scale LNG (“ssLNG”) and utility-scale LNG markets. These smaller liquefaction plants typically have a production capacity of less than 500,000 tons per year, and serve specific uses such as marine bunkering, fuel for over the road transport, and power generation in targeted locations. Read more »

CMA CGM Group Highlights Progress with LNG as Marine Fuel on WE-Day

| France: Paris | Source: CMA CGM
CMA CGM Containership Design with Emissions

Image: CMA CGM (from 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report)

On the occasion of World Environment Day (June 5), the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, reiterated its firm commitment to the environment. The Group is further accelerating its actions in 2019 to protect the environment and is firmly committed to the reduction of its carbon footprint. By 2022, CMA CGM will have taken delivery of 20 vessels powered by LNG. Read more »

Canada Issues Updated NGV Roadmap for Medium and HD Transportation Sector

| Canada: Ottawa ON | Source: Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

CNGVA Roadmap v2The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) has released a new report titled Natural Gas Use in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, this updated report builds on the observations and recommendations of a 2010 report: Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector. Read more »