VNG Seeks Broader U.S. Vision to Include Natural Gas Fuel

| USA, Blue Bell PA

VNG dispensing fuelVNG.CO, a natural gas fueling station developer with a stated goal to create a national CNG fueling network across the United States, has submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation and the California Air Resources Board, outlining a vision for ways in which natural gas vehicles (NGVs) can provide long-term fuel cost savings for light-duty vehicle drivers while delivering game-changing reductions in greenhouse emissions and petroleum dependency – particularly for light trucks and pickups. Read more »

Authors Argue Natural Gas Right for Australian Transport

| Australia, Canberra

EVOL LNGA new publication by leading Australian research bodies assessing the case for increased use of natural gas as a transport fuel to improve Australia’s fuel security will be officially launched at Parliament House next week. Senator Matthew Canavan will launch the book, Transport Fuels from Australia’s Gas Resources – Advancing the nation’s energy security, following an opening address by the Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chubb. Read more »

Australia Alerted to Benefits of CNG and LNG for Transportation

| Australia, Canberra

GEA-cleaner fuel campaign 2014Australia should use more of its natural gas to improve its fuel affordability, reduce its carbon footprint and create new jobs, says Gas Energy Australia (GEA)’s CEO, Mike Carmody, marking the start of a new campaign for cleaner, cheaper fuel. Australia is 90% dependent on foreign fuel imports and heading to 100% dependency. Gas Energy Australia is seeking community and industry feedback on its two draft consultation papers on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Read more »

NGV Weight Bill Introduced to US Senate

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica, the U.S. organization committed to the development and commercialization of vehicles powered by natural gas or hydrogen, commends Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) for introducing the Natural Gas Long Haul Truck Competitiveness Act of 2014 (S. 2721), which will allow heavy natural gas trucks to operate on the Interstate Highway System. Read more »

US NGV Industry Rallies to Support Adoption of DGE Standard

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

NCWM LogoNGVAmerica, the NGV industry and its advocates are rallying in support of the adoption of the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard that will be voted on at the National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) meeting to be held July 13–17 in Detroit, Michigan. The adoption of the DGE standard is a critical issue that will have lasting effects on the future of the industry. Read more »

UK DfT Report Makes Recommendation for Use of Methane and Biomethane in HGVs

| United Kingdom
Gasrec HGV Filling Station, UK

Gasrec launched Britain’s first Bio-LNG filling station in May 2013.

The UK Department for Transport (DfT)’s Low Emission HGV Task Force has published a new report – Recommendations on the use of
methane and biomethane in HGVs.  According to the Report’s Foreword, the Task Force considers that a key action to help reduce carbon emissions from freight operations and contribute to meeting the targets set out in the Carbon Plan is to increase the use of natural gas and biomethane in HGVs. Read more »

Legislation Introduced in US Aims for Improved Natural Gas Trucking Infrastructure

| USA, Washington DC

Legislative proposals aimed at making it safer, more convenient and more cost-effective for trucking transportation companies to use natural gas when transporting goods across the country have been introduced in the US. If adopted, three bills sponsored by Representatives Lee Terry and Sam Graves will improve the ability of long haul truck drivers to access and utilize natural gas as a fuel. Read more »

APCNGVA Assists Development of New CNG Regulations for Pakistan PSVs

| Pakistan

OGRA Approved Drawing for cylinder location in Hiace & Van - Side ViewPakistan’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has lifted a ban on compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling of public service vehicles (PSVs) after safety issues were resolved in negotiations between government regulators, transporters and the All Pakistan Compressed Natural gas Vehicle Association (APCNGVA). The ban was imposed after a spate of accidents that exposed a high number of illegal CNG conversions. Read more »

Netherlands Defers LNG Fuel Tax

| The Netherlands, Rotterdam

Vox LNG Refueling InstallationThe Netherlands Government has waived a previously announced increase in excise duty on LNG.  The decision has been welcomed by the government formed National LNG Platform. It lays the foundation for the breakthrough of LNG as a new, cleaner fuel for road transport in the Netherlands. The Platform has a “50-50-500 objective”: at least 50 barges, 50 sea-going vessels and 500 trucks running on LNG by 2015. Read more »

Natural Gas Superhighway Act Introduced to Ontario Government

| Canada, Toronto
FortisBC NGV Promotion event outside Ontario Legislature Nov 2011

An earlier NGV Promotion event outside the Ontario Legislature

Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Bob Bailey has introduced Bill 97 – The Natural Gas Superhighway Act, 2013 to the Ontario Legislature. If passed, the Natural Gas Superhighway Act would help stimulate the increased use of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel in medium and heavy duty vehicles on the province’s major transportation routes. Read more »