Naturgas to Stimulate CNG Uptake for Colombia’s Aburrá Valley

| Colombia: Medellín | Source: Naturgas

Colombia_EPM segundo-distribuidor-gasThe president of the Colombian Natural Gas Association, Orlando Cabrales Segovia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding that seeks to promote the consumption of cleaner energy sources such as natural gas for mobility in the Aburrá Valley, in Colombia’s populous Andean Region. According to the president the primary objective is to promote a cleaner automotive fleet in this environmentally sensitive area. Read more »

Nashik Next for CNG Fuel in India

| India: Nashik | Source: Times of India

Nashik, MaharashtraNashik, an ancient holy city in the northwest region of Maharashtra in India, is set to become another growth region for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles as India responds to the government’s call for increased use of this cleaner and increasingly available fuel. A Times of India report states Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd (MNGL) plans to construct 156 CNG stations in the city over the next eight years. Read more »

China-to-Russia NGV Rally Concludes in Moscow

| Russia: Moscow | Source: Eugene Pronin

Gas into Motors Rally vehicles at finishThe world’s longest NGV rally ‘Gas into Engines’, crossing China, Qazaqstan (formerly Kazakhstan) and Russia, concluded October 7 in Moscow. 18 OEM LNG and CNG powered vehicles participated in the event which commenced September 4 in Rudong, China. Also concluding it’s journey was a VW Passat CNG which completed a return crossing of the entire Eurasian landmass. Read more »

Alimerka Adds First Scania 13-Litre LNG-Powered Unit to NGV Fleet

| Spain: Lugo de Llanera | Source: Scania

Scania 13L LNG Truck for AlimerkaThe Spanish supermarket chain Alimerka is the first in Europe to incorporate into its fleet the Scania 13 litre tow truck in Europe with the recently introduced Scania OC13 13-liter natural gas engine. The Liquefied Natura Gas (LNG)-fueled unit, Alimerka pushes its LNG-powered fleet to 46 Scania trucks, representing 61% of the total fleet of vehicles of the Asturian distribution company. Read more »

Hoyer Considers Bulk Logistics with LNG and IVECO

| Germany: Hamburg | Source: IVECO

IVECO Stralis NP for HoyerThe international logistics company HOYER, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, is exploring the potential environmental benefits of introducing vehicles with engines that use the alternative fuel LNG (liquefied natural gas) into its road operations in the near future. For testing purposes, IVECO has handed over a Stralis 440S40 NP type truck. Read more »

Shell and Sovcomflot Achieve Several LNG Bunkering ‘Firsts’ in Rotterdam

| Netherlands: Rotterdam | Source: Port of Rotterdam

Gagarin Prospect bunker LNG from Shell's CardissaShell recently delivered its first ship-to-ship bunkering of cleaner burning LNG fuel from its specialised LNG bunker vessel, Cardissa, paving the way for many other operations from the vessel. This operation marked a number of other firsts, as it fuelled the Sovcomflot vessel Gagarin Prospect, the world’s first LNG-powered Aframax tanker. Read more »

Port of Singapore Secures Future with LNG Bunkering

| Singapore | Source: Singapore MPA
Network of LNG Bunkering Ports - Singapore MPA infographic

Extract from Singapore MPA Infographic

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), which organised the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON), continues its preparation for making the port a major centre for bunkering Liquefied Natural Gas. Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, Dr. Lam Pin Min, spoke of this in his opening address on October 3. Read more »

Eesti Gaas Orders First LNG Bunker Vessel for NE Baltic Sea

| Estonia: Tallinn | Source: Eesti Gaas

Eesti Gas bunker vessel illustrationEstonian energy company Eesti Gaas has placed an order for an LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker vessel with bunker tank capacity of 6,000 m3.  The new vessel will provide mobile LNG bunkering for the growing number of LNG-fuelled vessels in the North-East region of the Baltic Sea and onshore clients. Read more »

Australian Maritime Industry Plans Integration of LNG Bunkering Standards

| Australia: Perth WA | Source: Gas Energy Australia

Siem Thiima bunkers EVOL LNGIn order to meet the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environmental regulations including reductions in sulphur emissions in 2020 the maritime industry in Australia is planning to adopt a greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) strategy which calls for a 50% cut to shipping GHG emissions by 2050. The initiative arose out of a Gas Energy Australia (GEA) workshop and aims to establish LNG bunkering infrastructure at major ports. Read more »