Fluxys to add Permanent LNG Bunkering Facility to Port of Antwerp

| Belgium: Antwerp

Belgium Port AntwerpFluxys, independent operator of Belgium’s natural gas transmission system, has taken over the concession in the Port of Antwerp at quay 526-528 to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) available as an alternative fuel for ships and barges. The development is in concord with one of the Port Authority’s key initiatives to make the port’s activities more sustainable. Read more »

US FHWA Clarifies Weight Allowance for Natural Gas Trucks

| USA: Washington DC

Agility-Hexagon back-of-cab CNG_ fuel systemThe U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Memorandum in Q&A format to publish revised guidance notes on weight provision for natural gas powered trucks. The Memo’s subject is Information: Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) Truck Size and Weight Provisions and it was updated April 6th. Read more »

SEAT Drives CNG Technology for Volkswagen; Sees Great Potential

| Spain: Madrid
New Seat Leon 2017 available with CNG

SEAT Leon CNG 2017

SEAT President Luca de Meo delivered the keynote address at the inauguration of the 6th GASNAM Congress in Madrid. There he explained the Spanish industry’s ability to innovate and adapt to new challenges, such as mobility in urban centres and the emergence in the use of renewable energies. Precisely on this subject, de Meo affirmed that “vehicular natural gas has great business potential both for the automotive industry and for the gas industry itself.” Read more »

GASNAM Recognises NGV Leaders in Spain

| Spain: Madrid

GASNAM awardees 2018As part of the 6th GASNAM Conference, awards have been bestowed upon Spain’s most outstanding companies, institutions and projects in the promotion and diffusion of natural gas as sustainable energy in maritime and land transport. Recipients include SEAT, Iveco, El País and the Basque Government. Read more »

LNG-Powered Viking Grace Adds Rotor Sail

| Finland: Åland

MS Viking Grace fitted with rotor sail by NorsepowerThe M/S Viking Grace, part of Finland’s Viking Line, is the first passenger ship in the world equipped with a rotor sail for the utilisation of wind power. Delivered at the start of 2013 as the first vessel of its type to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the ship is now capable of even cleaner operations with the addition of a 24 metre cylindrical sail. Read more »

IVECO takes Natural Gas Powered Vehicles to Intermat 2018

| Italy: Turin and France: Paris

IVECO_truck rangeIVECO is using Intermat 2018 in Paris later this month to showcase its range of natural gas powered vehicles for the Road Building, Urban Construction and Recycling sectors. The Italian vehicle manufacturer says their range answers French President Macron’s call for the conversion of the country’s heavy truck fleets to gas at the European Commission’s High-level Conference on Financing Sustainable Growth held in Brussels on March 22nd 2018: “It is also about committing resolutely to a transformation of the transport sector, through a widespread use of electric and hydrogen vehicles and the conversion of heavy freight to gas.” Read more »

Natural Gas Gets Signage Support in Texas

| USA: Austin TX

USA_CNG signageIn the U.S. State of Texas, the first installation of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) signage is taking place, advancing efforts to enable Texans to switch to natural gas as a cleaner vehicle fuel. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is installing CNG and LNG signs on designated highways near fueling stations in Austin, Dallas, DeSoto, Irving, Longview and Tyler. Read more »

EMT Issues Tender Notice for 460 CNG Buses

| Spain: Madrid

EMT CNG BusesThe Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, S.A. – ‘EMT’) has issued a tender notice for the supply of 460 standard public service buses to be delivered in the years 2019 and 2020. All buses will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Read more »

Update from Indian Railways re CNG Conversions

| India, Delhi
IROAF CNG DEMU

IROAF CNG-converted DEMU

During question time in India’s Rajya Sabha (Council of States), it was made clear by the Ministry of Railways that progress is being made to reduce use of diesel fuel and increase energy/fuel efficiency in its operation system. Representatives were updated on conversions of Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) to natural gas. Read more »

Matheson Lifts Natural Gas Fleet to 70 Trucks by End 2018

| USA: Sacramento CA

Matheson natural gas for sustainabilityMatheson Trucking, Inc. acquired six new 80,000 lb. Gross Vehicle Weight Kenworth T680 tractors in April built for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) operations with 12 more on order for delivery in the fall, bringing the company’s CNG fleet to 58 tractors. When combined with the company’s existing 12 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tractors, Matheson will have a total of 70 clean energy vehicles by December. Read more »