In Moscow, Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Nguyen Vu Truong Son, Vice President of Petrovietnam State Oil and Gas Corporation have signed in the presence of Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in natural gas production and use as a motor fuel. Read more »
Chongqing Hengtong Bus Co., Ltd is the successful tenderer for the supply of liquified natural gas (LNG) powered buses to the city of Anshun in Guizhou Province in China’s mid-west. The low-emission buses will enhance Anshun’s drive toward tourism excellence, improving the air quality and providing clean quiet transportation for commuters while reducing operating costs. Hengtong Bus will supply 43 12-metre Clean Energy LNG buses, model CKZ6126HN4. Delivery is planned for June.
(Source: Hengtong Bus)
Dongguan City bus company, in Guangdong province on the South China Sea coast, received 210 liquified natural gas (LNG) buses in March, all of which are now operating to enhance the city’s public transportation and the environment. 100 units of King Long XMQ6106G buses and 110 units of XMQ6931G delivered so far are components of a total order for 262 King Long LNG buses. Read more »
Galileo, Argentinean developer and manufacturer of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) compressors and fuel dispensers, has joined a special group of natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry leaders as NGV Global’s latest Corporate Sponsor. The work of NGV Global, as the international association for the industry, is made possible and indeed more effective by the growing support received from such high profile companies. Read more »
Russian automotive manufacturer GAZ Group has developed a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered version of it’s medium-sized intercity bus model KAVZ-4238. Produced at GAZ Group’s Kurgan Bus Plant, the 10 metre bus is designed for suburban and long-distance routes. The bus is equipped with a Cummins gas engine certified to Euro V environmental standard and ZF transmission. Natural gas is stored in five cylinders of 123 liters, which enables a range of 400 km. Read more »
Saint Petersburg is to begin a program of conversion of buses to Compressed natural Gas (CNG). The city recently hosted a meeting between Viktor Zubkov Chairman of the Management Committee and Director General of Gazprom Gazomotornoye Toplivo and Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint Petersburg to discuss preparation of a Gasification Plan for public transport, municipal and specialty vehicles of the city for 2013 to 2020. Read more »
Cooperation between JSC Neftekamsk Automobile Plant and KAMAZ-LEASING Group has opened up new opportunities of vehicle leasing for passenger carriers. KAMAZ’s leasing company offers the leasing of NEFAZ (50.02% owned by KAMAZ) natural gas-powered buses under the state program of subsidizing. This year, KAMAZ-LEASING will deliver 200 natural gas-powered NEFAZ buses to Tatarstan’s passenger carriers.
The Mexican State of Jalisco, internationally acknowledged as the home of the alcoholic beverage Tequila, is now also home to a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station and the State’s first fleet of CNG buses. At the inauguration of the station, Governor Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz introduced the Dina-manufactured model Linner G fleet of 50 new public transport units, which began operations this week between El Salto and Guadalajara, saying the buses will reduce air pollution by 90%. Read more »
New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer), manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, has been contracted by Sun Metro, of El Paso, Texas, to deliver up to 202 Xcelsior™ compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty buses. The five-year contract contains a firm order for 13 CNG 60-foot buses and nine CNG 40-foot buses. Read more »
New CNG buses are on the streets of Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. The first new coaches purchased since 2006, six MAN Lion’s City compressed natural gas (CNG) buses joined the Vilnius Public Transport fleet late February. The balance of the order for 18 low-floor CNG buses, delivered from MAN Truck and Bus Poznan factory in Poland, arrived before end of March. Read more »
Phoenix City Council has approved the Phoenix Public Transit Department to buy 120 buses that use compressed natural gas (CNG), replacing buses that run on liquefied natural gas bus (LNG). The change will keep the Phoenix Public Transit Department in line with a majority of the nation’s transit properties said Neal Young, department director, “Compressed natural gas has become the public transit industry’s standard for natural gas powered vehicles.” Read more »
Mowasalat, popularly known as the “The Transport Company” in Qatar, in cooperation with Qatar General Postal Corporation (Q-Post) has brought out a postage stamp featuring the Mowasalat logo to coincide with the launching of the country’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) bus. Read more »
Kunlun Energy has commenced operation of its Daguan Road LNG refueling station in Guangzhou. The station was constructed and invested by a subsidiary of CNPC Shennan Oil Technology Development Co, Ltd, of which Kunlun Energy Company Limited (Kunlun Energy) is the holding company. The station will service Kunlun’s first fleet of 310 LNG-powered buses in Guangzhou, switching from LPG to LNG.
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Implementing a pilot project on introducing natural gas as motor fuel, Tatarstan will become the first Russian region with a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bus fleet. President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors Viktor Zubkov announced this news in Kazan at a meeting devoted to CNG development. Read more »
A Scania gas-powered bus with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) Enviro 300NG bodywork will soon embark upon an extensive series of demonstrations with a number of high-profile UK bus operators. The programme is scheduled to begin in mid-March and has been created in response to the interest generated following the recent announcement that Reading Buses is to become the first adopter of Scania-ADL gas-powered vehicles, with delivery of 20 units due to commence in May 2013. Read more »