Waterway LNG Parity Act Brought Before US Congress

| USA: Washington DC | Source: U.S. Senate
Q-LNG Barge

Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) for LNG bunkering (© Q-LNG Transport)

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) have for the third time brought the Waterway LNG Parity Act before Congress. This bill requires excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. Read more »

ANLA Specifies VAT Exemption for Natural Gas Powered Buses

| Colombia: Bogotá | Source: Gobierno de Colombia, ANLA
Bogota CNG Bus

Bogota CNG bus

Colombia’s Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales — ANLA (National Authority of Environmental Licences) recently approved environmental certifications for mass transit companies in the country to access tax benefits, incorporating energy sources that are more environmentally friendly. ANLA has confirmed with NGV Global News the exemption is inclusive of buses fuelled by natural gas. Read more »

Pennsylvania Adds 500 Miles to Alt-Fuel Corridors

| USA: Harrisburg PA | Source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Pennsylvania - Route 220 (Image: Wikipedia)In the U.S. State of Pennsylvania, the government has moved to expand routes for those who drive clean-fuel vehicles, including vehicles powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) have designated 500 more miles of highway as “Alternative Fuel Corridors” with readily accessible CNG refuelling and EV charging stations. Read more »

Canadian NGV Market Poised for Expansion

| Canada: Ottawa | Source: CNGVA, CGA and Canadian Government agencies

Emterra Peel Collection Vehicle Canada’s natural gas vehicle market has been relatively slow to develop but that may be about to change. Canada is well endowed with 300 years of natural gas reserves and is the home of leading NGV technology and dedicated NGV proponents. A new Natural Gas Solutions document from Canadian Gas Association and advocacy and leadership from the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance are raising awareness of natural gas as a potential major contributor to the nation’s environmental objectives. Read more »

Oklahoma Extends Tax Incentives for CNG Vehicles and Infrastructure

| USA: Oklahoma | Source: Government of Oklahoma and NGVAmerica
Sparq Opens Oklahoma’s Largest Capacity CNG Station

Sparq opened Oklahoma’s Largest Capacity CNG Station in 2018

The Government of the U.S. State of Oklahoma has revised and approved its legislation concerning tax credits as they apply to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles and their refueling. Tax credits will be extended from January 1, 2020 through to December 31, 2027, a move welcomed by NGVAmerica and its members. Read more »

NGVA Europe Promotes ‘gmobility’ Following Changes to European Parliament’s Clean Vehicles Directive

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA_EUROPE_LOGOFollowing the provisional deal with the Council of 11 February 2019, the European Parliament formally adopted the reform of the Clean Vehicles Directive (CVD) on April 18. It will incentivise the market for zero- and low-emission vehicles by encouraging their use in public procurement. NGVA Europe, the trade association representing the interests of natural and renewable gas for mobility in Europe, applauds the improved acknowledgement of the benefits of utilising natural gas fuel. Read more »

Westport Fuel Systems Supports Europe’s Proposed CO2 Emission Reduction Standards for Trucks

| Canada: Vancouver BC | Source: Westport Fuel Systems Inc.
Westport_HPDI-2.0

Westport HPDI 2.0™ meets 2025 targets today

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport)  supports the upcoming Plenary vote in the European Parliament to pass Europe’s first CO2 regulations which set CO2 emission reduction targets for heavy-duty vehicles.  On February 27, 2019, the Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted to approve the final text of the legislation previously approved by the Committee of Deputy Permanent Representatives on February 22, 2019. This has now set the stage for final approval by the European Parliament currently scheduled for the week of April 15, 2019. Read more »

Biomethane (RNG) A Solution for Climate Change – NGVAmerica Addresses NY State Senate

| USA: Albany NY | Source: NGVAmerica

NGVAmerica continues its push for recognition of natural and renewable gas (biomethane) as an affordable, available and cleaner fuel for transportation by joining nearly 40 stakeholders in testifying on the Climate and Community Protection Act (S79871A), which would aim to offer aggressive, new decarbonization goals in New York. Dan Gage, President of the association, participated at the hearing which was the first on climate change in the New York State Senate. Read more »

NGVAmerica Leads Massive Call on Congress to Reinstate Alt-fuels Tax Credit

| USA: Washington DC | Source: NGVAmerica

Nearly 700 users, retailers, customers, fleet managers, utilities and producers of clean alternative transportation fuels joined Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) to call on Congress to act on a reinstatement of the Alternative Fuels Tax Credit (AFTC), which would offer $.50 per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) on certain transportation fuels. Read more »

Lid Lifted off CNG and LNG Vehicle Imports for Argentina

| Argentina: Buenos Aires | Source: Télam Agency
Galileo fueled first LNG fleet Scania

LNG-fuelled Scania trucks in Mendoza

The Government of Argentina has published ENARGAS (National Gas Regulatory Entity) Resolution 42 to enable the importation of vehicles powered by natural gas. According to the official bulletin of the Republic of Argentina, the efficient use of natural gas represents a transition from the secondary energy matrix to cleaner and more efficient fuel use patterns. Read more »