Two LNG Shunter Locomotives Planned in Estonia

| Latvia: Riga | Source: DiGas

EK Locomotive, LatviaDiGas, a Latvian dual-fuel natural gas system manufacturer and Estonian state-owned energy company Enefit Kaevandused, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to retrofit and pilot two types of diesel shunter locomotives TEM-2 and TEM 18 to operate in dual-fuel mode using LNG. Read more »

New Holland Agriculture wins Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2020: Methane-Powered

| United Kingdom: London | Source: CNH Industrial
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New Holland T6 Methane Power

New Holland Agriculture, a global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial, has received two accolades at Agritechnica 2019, the world’s largest agricultural trade show, currently taking place in Hannover, Germany. One of these awards is for an agricultural tractor powered by natural gas. Read more »

SAIC Hongyan Excites Market with VI-Rated LNG HD Trucks

| China: Chongqing | Source: SAIC Hongyan

SAIC Hongyang Jiesha C6 LNG tractorDuring late October, SAIC Iveco Hongyan Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (SAIC Hongyan), based in Chongqing, China, sent reverberations through the Chinese truck market when it received more than 1200 orders for new natural gas powered trucks, all rated at the new China Standard VI (China VI). The new rating comes into force nationally on 1 July 2020 and approximates the Euro VI standard. Read more »

100 Iveco Stralis Natural Power Tractors for XPO Logistics

| USA and France | Source: XPO Logistics

XPO bondoufle-gazXPO Logistics, Inc., a leading global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has made a significant new investment in sustainability with the purchase of 100 Stralis Natural Power Euro VI tractors from IVECO. The new tractors will be dedicated to the company’s less-than-truckload network in France, serving customers in the Greater Lyon and Paris areas and the South West and Northern regions. Read more »

UPS To Add More than 6,000 Vehicles to its Natural Gas Fleet

| USA: Atlanta GA | Source: Agility Fuel Systems and UPS

UPS has announced plans to purchase more than 6,000 natural gas-powered trucks beginning in 2020 and running through 2022. This three-year commitment represents a $450M investment in expanding the company’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle fleet as well as supporting infrastructure. Read more »

Do gas trucks reduce emissions? YES says NGVA Europe

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe
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Volvo FH LNG at Gasum filling station

The paper Do gas trucks reduce emissions? recently published by T&E (Transport & Environment) has provided NGVA Europe the opportunity to rectify some aspects and complement with educational elements and details about gas in transport. T&E’s conclusions are mainly based on a set of emissions measurement campaigns run by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). However, while reports from TNO are scientifically well proven, NGVA Europe notes the conclusions drawn by T&E are misaligned with the measurements reported. Read more »

NGVA Europe Publishes 2019 Natural Gas Vehicle Catalogue

| Belgium: Brussels | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA Europe 2019 Vehicle catalogue coverNGVA Europe has released its 2019 Natural Gas Vehicle Catalogue which includes comparable data and a comprehensive overview about 68 vehicles available on the European market. This comprises 23 passenger cars, 11 light commercial vehicles, 13 trucks and 21 buses for both private use and business. Read more »

Russian Trio to Cooperate on Developing an LNG Fleet

| Russia: St. Petersburg | Source: Gazprom Neft

LNG Bunkering in Port, RussiaGazprom Neft, Gazprom gas-engine fuel, and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have concluded a tripartite cooperation and strategic partnership agreement on developing an LNG fleet and related infrastructure. The memorandum was signed during this year’s Eastern Economic Forum by Gazpromneft Marine Bunker Acting CEO Alexei Medvedev, Gazprom gas-engine fuel Director General Oleg Melekhin, and USC President Alexey Rakhmanov. Read more »

Solaris Sells 40 Urbino CNG Buses to Sweden’s Vy Buss

| Poland: Owińska | Source: Solaris SA

Solaris Urbino 18 CNGSolaris has signed a contract for the supply low emission buses to bus operator Vy Buss AB. This Swedish carrier has decided to buy 40 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-fuelled vehicles: 24 Solaris Urbino 12 CNG and 16 articulated Solaris Urbino 18 CNG. These buses will take up operations in Gävle, the capital of Gävleborg County. Read more »

Ireland’s First Public CNG Station Launched

| Ireland: Cork | Source: Gas Networks Ireland

GNI Circle K first public CNG station at Dublin Port facilityGas Networks Ireland (GNI) and Circle K, have launched Ireland’s first publicly-accessible, fast-fill CNG station at Circle K’s Dublin Port premises. The project is co-financed by Gas Networks Ireland and the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility as part of Gas Network Ireland’s Causeway Project. Read more »