Definitive Reviewed Study Confirms Major Emissions Benefits of LNG as Marine Fuel

| United Kingdom: London | Source: SEA\LNG

SEA\LNG and SGMF Study Marine Fuel - Cover ImageA Well-to-Wake study commissioned by marine industry group SEA\LNG and the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and launched last week delivers definitive figures for GHG emissions and confirms LNG as major contributor in meeting IMO’s 2050 GHG targets for shipping. SEA\LNG Chairman Peter Keller says the study “highlights the genuine, substantiated GHG benefits of using today’s marine engines capable of burning natural gas”. Read more »

Natural Gas a “Real Alternative” to Traditional Fuels Concludes Belgian Study

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: CREG
Belgium - Chart of CNG stations and Vehicles as at March 2019

Chart: CNG stations and Vehicles as at March 2019

Belgium’s Commission for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas (CREG), being the federal body for regulating the electricity and natural gas market in that country, has published a report on the competitive position of natural gas used as CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel for different vehicle types. Read more »

White Paper Positive About Natural Gas as Fuel

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: The University of British Columbia

Emissions_SGI_White_Paper_CoverA new white paper published on January 28, 2019 examines the potential impacts of using natural gas as a fuel for ships and trucks. This study — Can natural gas reduce emissions from transport? —  looks at how using natural gas affects greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution, and cost to industry. Read more »

CNG Fuel Flourishing in Belgium

| Belgium: Knokke | Source: Colryut Group

DATS24 CNG stationWith the opening of a new Compressed Natural Gas filling station in Knokke, DATS 24 has racked up 63 stations in its growing CNG refuelling network across Belgium. The company says this is the starting signal for the opening of 25 new sites where natural gas can be refuelled across Flanders and Wallonia. Read more »

CWI ISX12N Natural Gas Engine Performance Confirmed in New Study

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Cummins Westport Inc.

HDV in USAAn independent third-party study on the Cummins Westport ISX12N 400 hp natural gas engine has demonstrated that the engine meets and exceeds California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) optional Low NOx standard of 0.02 g/bhp-hr. The study was carried out by The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology. Read more »

Natural Gas Engine Dramatically Reduces Smog from HD Trucks, Study Shows

| USA: Riverside CA
Center for Environmental Research and Technology

Dr. Kent Johnson, assistant research engineer at CE-CERT

The University of California, Riverside College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) this week published results of a new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines, showing a new 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emission during all types of driving. Read more »

2018 Global Gas Report Published

| USA: Washington DC

2018 World Gas Report CoverSnam, the International Gas Union (IGU) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have released the 2018 Global Gas Report which states more than 90% of global gas’ consumption growth to 2040 will come from cities. Gas for transportation is part of the urban energy mix. The report highlights the key trends in the global natural gas market and examines how these speak to the sector’s future growth prospects. The Report was launched at the World Gas Conference in Washington D.C. Read more »

NGVAmerica Releases Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics White Paper

| USA: Washington D.C.

NGVAmerica Report Image - Global WarmingNatural gas use in transportation provides an immediate reduction in long-lived CO2 emissions

NGVAmerica, the national trade association for natural gas fuel in transportation, has released a white paper on greenhouse gas emission metrics — Understanding Global Warming Potential and Other Greenhouse Gas Emission Metrics.  The white paper offers a high-level overview of emission metrics and their associated timeframes, while explaining when one might use different metrics. Read more »