Proposed U.S. Federal Fuel Efficiency Rules Suggests NGVs Part of Climate Change Solution

| USA: Washington DC

The recently-released proposed fuel efficiency requirements for light-duty vehicles by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest that natural gas is an important part of the climate change battle. It reflects significant work by Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and other natural gas vehicle (NGV) advocates. Read more »

Gas Parity Bill Introduced in USA

| USA: Washington DC

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaIn March this year, Daniel Gage, President of NGVAmerica, went to Washington to argue for parity for natural gas compared to other emerging fuel-related technologies. Gage and his team have subsequently applauded legislation (H.R. 5959) introduced last week by U.S. Representatives Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and John Larson (D-CT) intended to expand the use of clean alternative transportation fuels and bring parity to natural gas alternative fueled vehicles.  Read more »

NGVAmerica Submits Comments to U.S. EPA, CARB re GHG Standards

| USA, Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Logo-USA_NGVAmericaLast week, NGVAmerica submitted comments in response to the U.S. EPA’s request for information concerning its review of the 2022 – 2025 greenhouse gas standards for light duty vehicles. The agency is currently revisiting a decision by the Obama Administration under the Mid-term Review. Read more »

Gasrec Implores UK Government to Stop Ignoring Natural Gas for HGVs

| United Kingdom, London

Gasrec StationThe UK Government’s recent announcement of a 23 year timeline for action on diesel and petrol cars has drawn comment from Gasrec, a leading supplier of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel for road transport in North West Europe. Gasrec implores the government to wake up to the opportunities presented by natural gas that are available right now. Read more »

Time to Talk Diesel Alternatives in Germany

| Germany, Berlin
Volkswagen Polo 2017 (2) World Premier

Volkswagen Polo 2017

This week in Berlin, the “National Diesel Forum” was convened at the invitation of the Ministry of Transport and the Environment. Several advocates for natural gas fueled transportation raised their voices, including Dr. Timm Kehler, CEO of zukunft ERDGAS: “In all the discussions about diesel, we must not forget that we have an environmentally friendly, immediately usable engine with natural gas. This potential must not be left unused,” he urged. Read more »

CNG Indispensable if Germany to Meet Sustainable Energy Goals

| Germany, Berlin
Expert discussion sponsored by Audi and Gazprom

Expert discussion sponsored by Audi and Gazprom

A joint energy conference held by Gazprom and Audi (VW) as a side event to the season finale of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) in Hockenheim on 14 October, delivered a clear message: electromobility alone will not be enough to achieve the energy transformation in Germany’s transportation sector. Policymakers are called upon to action clarification of the alt-fuels legal framework and give fair consider to all alternatives fuels, including natural and renewable methane. Read more »

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 »