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 »

AMGN Implores Mexican Governments to Support Natural Gas Fuel to Reduce Air Pollution

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: AMGN
Dirty air over Mexico City 2019

Image courtesy of CAMe

Last week in Mexico, the Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis (Comisión Ambiental de la Megalópolis – CAMe) declared in motion an extraordinary environmental contingency on May 14 due to the excessive fine particles existing in the air (PM2.5). A third of air pollution in the country is generated by the vehicle fleet, so cleaner fuels are required. The Mexican Association of Natural Gas (AMGN) is calling of governments in Mexico to promote widespread adoption of natural gas for cleaner transportation. 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 »

Volvo Trucks Calls for Incentives to Stimulate Demand for Clean HD Vehicles

| Sweden: Gothenburg | Source: Volvo Trucks
Volvo FM LNG 2018

Volvo FM LNG

On February 18, the EU reached the decision to regulate CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Volvo Trucks produces HD trucks powered by natural gas (CNG and LNG) and biomethane. To speed up development, the heavy duty truck manufacturer continues to invest heavily in more climate-friendly transport solutions, but additional measures are needed to stimulate demand for vehicles with low CO2 emissions. 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 »

NGVA Europe: EU HDV CO2 Standards Must Include Renewable Gaseous Fuel

| NGVA Europe | Source: NGVA Europe

NGVA_EUROPE_LOGONGVA Europe urges co-legislators of the European Parliament and Council to make appropriate inclusive decisions as they seek final agreement on the new regulation setting CO2 standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles. The European natural and bio gas vehicle association says it is fundamental that a mechanism for inclusion of renewable and synthetic fuels in the range of alternatives to reach the final CO2 reduction targets is developed. Read more »

Natural Gas Can Alleviate Mexico’s Fuel Problems, AMGN Argues

| Mexico: Mexico City | Source: AMGN

AMGN LogoThe Mexican Association of Natural Gas (Asociación Mexicana de Gas Natural – AMGN) has proposed to the government of Mexico that its problems of liquid fuel supply can be greatly alleviated by the promotion of natural gas as a fuel for transportation. Diversification will benefit the people and the economy. Read more »

SEDIGAS Urges Spain to Pursue Renewable Gas for Transportation

| Spain: Barcelona | Source: SEDIGAS
Guadalajara Sewage Treatment Plant

Guadalajara Sewage Treatment Plant produces RNG.

SEDIGAS, the Spanish Gas Association, is advocating for the adoption of national policies that reinforce the role of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a CO2 sink and part of the circular economy. Not only would RNG enhance the 2030-2050 National Energy and Climate Plan, it argues, it has a major role to play in decarbonising transportation. Read more »

IVECO Welcomes European Parliament Recognition of Decarbonising Role for Natural Gas

| Italy: Turin | Source: IVECO
IVECO Stralis NP London to Madrid

IVECO Stralis NP

IVECO welcomes the European Parliament’s backing of the amendment recognising the role of natural gas in achieving European decarbonization objectives.​ The European Parliament, in its plenary session, has voted its official opinion and amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation of CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. Read more »