France prepares for NGV sector boom

Three of France’s four LNG terminals are planning to develop bunkering facilities, and several companies have plans to build LNG and CNG filling stations across the country Three of France’s four LNG terminals are planning to develop bunkering facilities, and several companies have plans to build LNG and CNG filling stations across the country.
By Silvia Favasuli 2 March 2017 0 24335
HGV refuelling in Italy. By 2023 France could have 25,000 heavy-duty vehicles running on gas. (Blue Corridors)

The future looks bright for gas-for-transport in France as efforts ramp up to develop infrastructure for both the marine and road sectors. 

Engie’s subsidiary Elengy is planning to develop refuelling services for ships at its three LNG terminals, Pierre Cotin, director of strategy and development at Elengy, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily. The terminals will adapt their jetties to refuel vessels of all sizes.

“We are doing engineering studies to know what needs to be done,” Cotin said. The facilities will be developed in Fos Tonkin and...

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