Egypt Plans Major Drive for Vehicle Conversions to CNG

| Egypt: Cairo | Source: Ministry of Petroleum

Egypt_Gastec image 2019Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek Al-Mulla, on August 21st witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between the oil sector and the National Service Projects Agency to add the activities of supplying and transferring cars to bi-fuel operation (gasoline/natural gas) in the stations of the National Company for Petroleum Products and Distribution belonging to the Authority. Read more »

ACT Research Notes Upsurge in Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales

| USA: Columbus IN | Source: ACT Research
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US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by North American commercial vehicle market analyser ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017. Read more »

Snam and IP Agree to Build 26 Natural Gas Filling Stations in Italy

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

Italy_Snam image 600Snam, a European leader in gas infrastructure, and the Italian fuel station chain IP (part of api Group) have agreed to construct an initial 26 new natural gas refueling plants, which will open across IP’s distribution network in Italy in 2020. Read more »

Maruti Suzuki Offers India’s Only MPV with Factory-Fitted CNG

| India: New Delhi | Source: Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga CNGMaruti Suzuki India has followed up the November 2018 launch of its Next Gen Ertiga urban MPV by announcing the launch of the new factory-fitted CNG-powered Next Gen Ertiga. The factory-fitted CNG option will be available for customers in VXI variant, offering impressive mileage of 26.20 km/kg thereby minimizing the cost per kilometer. Read more »

Ballard Power Systems Buys B.C.’s First Fleet of FCEVs

| Canada: Burnaby BC | Source: Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Purchases Toyota MiraisBallard Power Systems, a global fuel cell pioneer celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, has arranged for several Ballard employees to purchase B.C.’s first fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). Ballard employees are expected to purchase the Toyota Mirai zero-emission FCEVs powered by hydrogen in 2019, with initial vehicle deliveries set for immediate handover. Read more »

Datrans Chooses Volvo FH LNG Tractors for 24-hour Transportation

| The Netherlands: Wanssum | Source: Volvo Trucks

FH LNG tractors for transport company datransDatrans Netherlands from Wanssum, a village in the Dutch province of Limburg, has added two Volvo FH 420 LNG 4×2 tractors to its fleet. The transport company wants to make a contribution to cleaner transport. The decisive factor in choosing to invest in Volvo LNG trucks now is the fact that no Maut (truck toll) has to be paid in Germany. Read more »

Hunts Point First to Offer RNG in New York City

| USA: Hunts Point NY | Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp

Clean Energy Hunts Point NYHunts Point, located on a peninsula in the South Bronx of New York City, is home to the first gas filling station in New York City to exclusively offer renewable natural gas (RNG) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. The station is owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes Five-Point Gas in Transport Manifesto

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

Cover-Gas-in-transport-manifesto July2019NGVA Europe has released its gas in transport manifesto with five policy recommendations to enable a cleaner future for transport. It will function as basis to steer the future of Europe’s mobility and environmental agenda, where the use of natural and renewable gas can contribute to decarbonisation and improved air quality. Read more »

Brittany Ferries Defines CO2 Savings from LNG Fleet

| United Kingdom: Portsmouth | Source: Brittany Ferries

Brittany-Ferries-invests-in-two-new-cruise-ferries-to-serve-SpainBrittany Ferries says the name Santoña (pronounced Santonia in English) has been chosen for the company’s third E-Flexer class ship. To be chartered from Stena, Santoña is part of the company’s €550 million fleet renewal programme, with a clear focus on sustainable development. Santoña will arrive in 2023 and like sister ship Salamanca, she will be powered by environmentally-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Read more »

Gas Networks Ireland Opens Second Round of Natural Gas Vehicle Fund

| Ireland: Cork | Source: Gas Networks Ireland

GNI image 2018Gas Networks Ireland has opened its second round of the Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund. The Fund supports the purchase of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered commercial vehicles including trucks, buses and vans. Grants to support the purchase of 33 vehicles have already been awarded to 18 transport companies in Ireland as part of this scheme. Read more »