Colombia CNG Fuel Stations Passes 800

| Colombia, Bogotá
Colombia: EPM CNG Station opens Punto Cero Medellin

EPM CNG Station in Medellin

Colombia’s Ministerio de Minas y Energía (MINMINAS) recently updated statistics for the country that demonstrate the ongoing and significant growth of their natural gas vehicle industry. As at 30 June 2017, there were 562,614 registered NGVs, which equates to an 18% increase since 2013. At the same time the number of CNG stations passed another milestone. Read more »

New CNG Bus Registrations Rise in Czech Republic

| Czech Republic, Prague

CNG bus bodyworkThe Czech Gas Association (CGA) reports the share of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) new bus registrations in the country has risen from 10 to 26 percent, after analysis of 2015 figures. 355 new CNG buses were registered last year out of a total 1,350 new registrations. The outcome marks a significant strengthening of the alt-fuel market in the Czech Republic, especially when compared to the 102 new CNG buses registered in 2014. Read more »

Iran Update: An Invigorated NGV Market

| Iran, Tehran

CNG Station in Iran (Image: Tamka Gas)In Iran the current share of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in the national fuel basket is more than 23%, that is, almost a quarter of all transport fuel consumed is natural gas. New plans awaiting approval aim to lift that percentage to 35%. So explains Amir Khaki, the recently appointed Senior Vice President of ANGVA, also Chairman of Iran Alternative Fuel NGO and Vice President of Iran NGV Equipment Manufacturers NGO. Read more »

Massive Gas Discovery Contains Inherent Growth for Egypt’s Natural Gas Fuel Industry

| Egypt, Cairo
Gastec CNG Station (Oct 2013)

Gastec CNG Station, Nasr City (Oct 2013)

Italian energy giant Eni has made a world class supergiant gas discovery at its Zohr Prospect, in the deep waters of Egypt. The discovery could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of lean gas¹ in place, the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea. The massive find may in time provide a major stimulus for natural gas as a transportation fuel nationally, and possibly regionally. Read more »

Swedish CNG Soars Past 70% Biomethane

| Sweden, Stockholm

Sweden_CNG dispenserThe Swedish Gas Association (Energigas Sverige) reports that never before has the proportion of biomethane in national vehicle gas been as high as in the first six months of 2015. According to official Swedish statistics for the first six months of 2015, the proportion of biomethane in fuel sales is now 73 percent, a historically high level and evidence of rising demand. The biomethane percentage has risen in recent years, from around 60 percent. Read more »

Significant NGV Growth in Key US Markets

| USA, Washington, DC | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica releases 2014 NGV Production/Sales Report

NGVAmerica has released it’s 2014 NGV Production/Sales Report after completing the organization’s annual survey of OEMs and approved aftermarket suppliers. The report provides natural gas vehicle (NGV) production/sales totals for the 2014 calendar year and analysis of market trends for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles. Read more »

Finland Leads European Implementation of EU Alt-Fuel Directive

| Finland, Helsinki | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA Europe L-CNG event in Helsinki Mar2015Finland’s major industry representatives and political decision makers presented their ambitious plans for developing the Nordic region’s market for gas-powered mobility at NGVA Europe’s “2nd Regional Seminar: L-CNG for Transport”, held mid March in Helsinki. Finland has taken a lead role in implementing the EU Directive on deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, with strong commitment from both the public and private sector to expand the domestic gas refuelling network, in particular the infrastructure for bunkering and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more »

CNG Fuel Consumption Up in Bolivia’s Big Cities

| Bolivia, La Paz

CNG Station, BoliviaBolivia’s National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) reported that in 2014, the number of compressed natural gas (CNG) service stations in El Alto, the second largest city in the department of La Paz, grew to the extent that by end of year the city was rated third nationally for CNG fuel consumption by vehicles. Read more »

Venezuelan Auto Production for Jan-Feb is 40% NGV

| Venezuela, Caracas
Mitsubishi Lancer GLX CNG - Venezuela

Mitsubishi Lancer GLX CNG

According to the cumulative monthly production report for February this year, published by the Venezuelan Automotive Chamber (Cavenez), the demand for natural gas powered vehicles (NGVs) represents a major segment of market interest in new vehicles.  Of the 2,057 vehicles produced in Venezuela, 822 (40%) were equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. Read more »

Argentina NGV Growth Up 9%

| Argentina, Buenos Aires

Argentina Enargas logoArgentina has 1,695,243 registered natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in its national fleet, according to 2014 statistics published by Enargas, an autonomous entity which functions under the Ministry of Economy and Public Works and Services. That represents annual growth of almost 9% compared with the 2013 total of 1,559,343.

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