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European Union adopts strategy to reduce pollution of heavy transport
NGVA Europe, the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association, welcomes the initiative as Natural Gas Vehicles will help to reduce CO2 emissions notably, particularly with the next engine generations and even improved energy performance.
First liquefied natural gas powered icebreaker in Finland
A new icebreaker being built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the Finnish Transport Agency will be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines capable of operating on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and low sulphur diesel fuel.
European Bank to finance the expansion of CNG filling stations in Georgia
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide Wissol Petroleum Georgia with a $65 Million syndicated loan to support the expansion of gas filling stations in Georgia that offer compressed natural gas.
New Honda Civic Natural Gas customers in California eligible for purchase credit
Californians purchasing a new Civic Natural Gas vehicle are now eligible for special savings from the California Energy Commission – an immediate USD 1,000 purchase credit supplied directly by certified Honda Civic Natural Gas dealers.
In the past 9 years Bolivian NGV consumption increased by 352%
Between 2005 and 2013, the consumption of natural gas vehicles (NGV) in Bolivia increased by 352% due to the increase in the number of conversions, because it is cheaper fuel than diesel and gasoline.
NGV Global has new officers
The traditional General Assembly of NGV Global, which was held at NGV Global 2014 biennial conference and exhibition, elected Michael Gallagher, Chairman of Agility Fuel Systems, as the new Chairperson of the association.
Germany doubles the number of CNG models and sales grow
By the end of 2014, the number of available natural gas-powered car models will have doubled since the beginning of 2012. Top sellers, such as the VW Golf, the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz B class are gaining popularity.
SCGÁS wants to regulate the use of biogas in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina
One of the biggest bets of the Gas Company of Santa Catarina (SCGÁS) is to increase the supply of gas and biogas exploitation in the Brazilian state.
Fifty percent more natural gas vehicles registered in Austria
Almost 280 natural gas vehicles were newly registered from January to April 2014. Attractive promotions effectively contribute to a shift towards environmentally friendly mobility.
EDP deployed three cars to natural gas in the VI Eco Rallye Vasco Navarro
EDP Naturgas Energia participated in the VI Eco Rallye Vasco Navarro 2014, the only sporting event of this kind held in Spain, with three natural gas powered cars belonging to its fleet.
Nigerian minister promotes use of natural gas as fuel for vehicles
The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Dezani Alison-Madueke has commended the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as vehicle fuel, saying Nigeria is beginning to see a change in the direction of gas utilisation with this novel initiative.
Alpine Shredders introduces the first CNG powered shred truck in Canada
Alpine Shredders, based in Kitchener, Ontario (Canada), has introduced the 720 Stak shred truck, which it says is the first shred truck powered entirely by compressed natural gas (CNG).
GAZ Group and Westport to develop new natural gas engines at Yaroslavl plant
Russian automotive conglomerate GAZ Group has collaborated with gas-fuel systems manufacturer Westport to develop new natural gas engines at its Yaroslavl motor plant with an investment of RUR 600 million (USD 17.2 million).
Cusco launches project to use compressed natural gas for vehicles
Mass consumption of natural gas is taking its first steps in Cusco, Peru. From next October, carriers will begin to enjoy the benefits of using the fuel extracted from Camisea field.
Colorado passed legislation for clean fuel truck adoption
The U.S. State of Colorado recently passed HB 14-1326, the “Clean Trucks Bill,” catapulting itself into the group of cutting edge states that are on the forefront of the clean fuel issue.
Association between RATP and GDF Suez to develop natural gas buses
They have signed a three-year agreement to develop a solution for the supply of compressed natural gas (CNG) and bioCNG in bus centers.
PNOC-Exploration Corp awarded contracts to build CNG stations
The contract award for two new compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations is scheduled to take place this month, an official from the Philippine Energy Department said.
City of Ujjain to get natural gas mother station in 2015
The city of Ujjain, in the Indian state of Madhia Pradesh, is likely to get its first compressed natural gas (CNG) mother station in New Year 2015.
Gazprom continues to focus on the business of gas vehicles
The Gazprom Management Committee has taken notice of information about the progress with implementing the 2014 – 2015 Action Plan for strengthening the company's position in the international natural gas vehicle (NGV) sector.
President of the Argentine Institute of Oil and Gas is reelected
Engineer Ernesto Lopez Anadon was reelected again as President of the Argentine Institute of Oil and Gas (IAPG), presiding the institution since 2008.
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