A group of 15 companies announced the creation of The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (FNGVC), in the United States, including TECO/Peoples Gas, Florida Natural Gas, Champion Brands, and JJ Taylor Companies.
On Monday, the Bolivian Implementing Entity for Natural Gas Vehicles Conversion (EEC-GNV) informed that until August 10, 2012 at least 15.163 vehicles were converted in Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz, Sucre, Oruro and La Paz.
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry plans to tender a project to procure 14.000 oil-to-natural gas converter kits, part of an effort to help along the government’s program to promote more use of natural gas in vehicles.
Anhui Guowan Liquefied Petroleum Gas Co. plans to spend roughly 1 billion yuan (USD 157 million) on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and an LNG station in Feidong, a county under Anhui province's capital Hefei.
Responsible for billing in the company, Pablo Monfort, explains that the fuel economy (to 0.93 euros per liter) can pay for itself in just one year the price difference in buying a truck compared to conventional fuel.
As the latest statistics available from the Regional Transport Office suggests, as many as 20.567 autorickshaws (around 45% of the total number of autorickshaws) and 4.501 private cars switched to CNG in the last two years.
Bus line 177 of the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT), Spain, which covers the route Plaza de Castilla-Marqués de Viana, has carried about 100.000 passengers since being inaugurated on last May 17, representing half than 1.200 daily users.
Methane Observatory (Osservatorio Metanauto), an Italian research agency on the use of methane as vehicle fuel, has prepared a study which states that a car with natural gas can save 262 euros for a holiday from Parma to Tropea, rather than gasoline.
The Punjab government in Pakistan has introduced Green Cards for all male and female students for subsidised travel in compressed natural gas (CNG) buses throughout the province, including twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
In order to carry out the Twelfth Five Year Plan for national economy and social development, Chinese Shandong provincial government has decided to promote the natural gas in substitution of oil project concerning liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Motorists can save more than 65 per cent of cash they spend on fuel if they choose to use natural gas in their vehicles instead of costly petrol, said Modestus Lumato, a Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) Senior Petroleum Engineer.
In Medellin, Colombia, there are 42.000 vehicles converted to natural gas, and although the bulk of the figure is in the private sector, public transport accounts for positive experiences in the Metroplus fleet and the company Hatoviejo.
The executive secretary of the Federation of Drivers of La Paz, Rene Vargas, reported that the Implementing Entity for Natural Gas Vehicles Conversion launched a national public tender for the purchase of 20.000 new CNG conversion kits.
The number of vehicles converted to use natural gas in Peru continued to grow and would be between 149.000 and 151 thousand by the end of 2012, more than the 126.519 units converted in 2011, said the Peruvian Chamber of Natural Gas Vehicles.
The Mayor of the Federal District of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, announced the final design of the Eco Bus Line 2, which will operate from San Jeronimo to Santa Fe with 40 new units powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).