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 »

Drewry: More Needed to Meet LNG Bunkering Demand

| United Kingdom: London | Source: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited
Growth LNG fuelled vessels by Drewry Maritime Research

Growth LNG fuelled vessels by Drewry Maritime Research

Drewry, an international independent provider of research and consulting services to the maritime and shipping industry, says that with less than two years before the sulphur cap comes into force, LNG is looking more plausible as the marine fuel of the 21st Century. Many shipowners are still weighing up the dilemma of how to comply with the stringent new rules on sulphur emissions, due to come into force in January 2020. The options have been widely publicised: scrap older tonnage, fit sulphur scrubbers, switch to low-sulphur marine gasoil (LSMGO) or install power plants capable of burning LNG. Read more »

LNG is Prime Contender for Newbuilds: DNV GL Alt-Fuels White Paper

| Norway, Høvik
Searoad Mersey II

Searoad Mersey II

Classification society DNV GL has issued a new white paper which assesses a range of alternative fuels and technologies. Entitled Alternative fuels and technologies for greener shipping, the paper examines the price, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits of alternative fuels and technologies, including LNG, LPG, hydrogen, fuel cells, and hybrid and battery technologies, and comparing them to the use of conventional fuel with scrubbers and new low sulphur alternatives. Read more »

BP Technology Outlook 2018

| United Kingdom, London

BP has issued an updated BP Technology Outlook which examines the potential of technology to change the way we produce and use energy to 2050. It concludes Natural Gas has an important role in a two-degree world, being used in power, transport and heat, with potential for even greater use if plentiful shale resources are further developed. Read more »