An HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontedera. Italy is planning an extra 40 such stations. (Blue Corridors) Gas for Transport

LNG trucking plans are heating up in Italy

Italy is planning to significantly expand its network of LNG filling stations to help boost the use of the fuel in the haulage sector.

An ENN Energy LNG refilling station in Jiangsu province. The expansion of China’s network has slowed. (Interfax) Gas for Transport

Shaky Chinese economy slows gas use in transport

Slow growth of both China’s economy and its refuelling network has been has been turning users away from using gas for transport.

Japanese JV announces new marine sulphur scrubbing success

A joint venture of Japanese companies has successfully tested a new scrubber system for removing sulphur oxides from marine diesel engines.

12 January 2017

Norway orders two new LNG ferries

Norwegian shipbuilder Vard Holdings Ltd has secured a contract to build two LNG-powered ferries for one of Norway's largest transportation companies.

12 January 2017
The Gate LNG terminal in the Netherlands. The country’s TTF price point will likely affect bunkering costs. (Gate LNG)

Costs preventing shipowners switching to LNG

The global LNG glut is good news for shipowners considering switching to the fuel, but they need regulatory certainty and a developed market.

20 December 2016

Gail subsidiary sees CNG vehicle uptake in Bengaluru

Gail subsidiary Gail Gas Ltd is seeing some uptake of CNG vehicles in Bengaluru since opening its first refuelling station there in September.

14 December 2016

China to clear 10,000 gas refilling stations by 2020

China will have 10,000-12,000 gas refilling stations by 2020, comprising 4,000-5,000 CNG stations and 6,000-7,000 LNG facilities.

12 December 2016

China to drive gas consumption

China plans to push the use of gas in the city gas, industrial, transport and power generation sectors.

6 December 2016
The UK’s first gas filling point. Axegaz will build 42 stations across nine countries in Western Europe. (CNG Fuels)

LNG heavy-trucking to break out of hub-and-spoke

The refuelling network for Europe’s alternative vehicles is set to develop rapidly before the end of the decade.

6 December 2016

Kogas to spend $9 mln on LNG bunkering at Tongyeong

Kogas will invest $9 million to install an LNG bunkering facility at the Tongyeong LNG terminal in South Korea.

5 December 2016
Auto rickshaws in New Delhi. The Indian government hopes gas will reduce transport sector pollution. (PA)

India aiming to boost use of LNG as transport fuel

Increasing calls to reduce air pollution in India’s urban centres are causing the government to throw its weight behind LNG as a transport fuel.

29 November 2016

Spain tests world’s first LNG-fuelled train

Spanish rail transport company Renfe and energy companies Gas Natural Fenosa and Enagás are to test Europe’s first LNG-fuelled train.

24 November 2016

India launches its first LNG-powered bus

India launched its first LNG-powered bus last week in Kerala.

14 November 2016
An LNG bunkering station in China. The fuel is well suited for smaller vessels. (China Gas Holdings)

China navigates choppy waters for LNG-fuelled ships

Shipowners in China will need to plot a careful course if they are to make the switch to LNG, and regulatory uncertainty is not helping.

31 October 2016
Costs for operators of LNG-fuelled vehicles have risen under the new rules. (Chemtex)

Regulation hits LNG trucks in China

Tougher weight restrictions on heavy-duty trucks and lorries in China have put the brakes on the use of LNG-powered trucks and has curbed demand for the fuel.

26 October 2016

EU greenlights Portuguese support for low-emission buses

The European Commission has found Portuguese plans to support low-emission buses – including those fuelled by LNG and natural gas – to be in line with EU state aid rules.

24 October 2016

German Federal Council to ban new petrol/diesel cars from 2030

The German Federal Council has reached an agreement on banning new petrol and diesel cars from 2030.

10 October 2016

BP enters refuelling station market in India

BP joins Shell in India to become the second overseas energy company to set up a network of refuelling stations there.

7 October 2016

Indian Oil Corp. to sell CNG at refuelling stations in India

Rajasthan State Gas Ltd. formalised an agreement with Indian Oil Corp. to provide CNG refuelling infrastructure in India.

6 October 2016

Keppel building LNG-fuelled tugs

Keppel Offshore and Marine will build two LNG-fuelled harbour tugs and join Shell exploring opportunities related to using the gas as a fuel.

6 October 2016

Snam plans to develop CNG as vehicle fuel

Italy’s Snam has signed a memorandum of understanding on CNG as a vehicle fuel with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Turin-based industrial vehicle manufacturer IVECO.

6 October 2016

Russia aiming to boost subsidies for NGVs

Russia could provide RUB 3-3.5 billion in subsidies for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) over the next three years.

5 October 2016

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