The ships Laggan and Tormore. Total is looking to develop its downstream business. (Total) Gas for Transport

Total gets to work on downstream market for LNG

Total hopes to increase global LNG demand by looking further downstream, especially in the transport sector.

A two-car diesel multiple unit Renfe Feve train. The pilot in Asturias will use a similar model. (Phil Richards/Flickr) Gas for Transport

High hopes for Europe’s first LNG-powered train

A Spanish consortium hopes to show that huge emissions reductions can be made if Europe’s diesel-powered locomotives switch to LNG.

Jinan hikes gas prices for NGVs by 20%

Retail gas prices for vehicles in Jinan, the capital of Shandong province, have been increased by nearly 20%.

22 February 2017

Woodside trials LNG as a transport fuel

Australia’s Woodside Petroleum is looking to sell LNG as a bunker and transport fuel.

22 February 2017
LNG bunkering in Rostock. Facilities in Africa could fill customer’s tanks before they enter ECAs. (Gazprom)

LNG bunkering sector could spread to South Africa

South Africa’s position at a concentration point for marine traffic could provide investors with an opportunity to install LNG bunkering to serve ships bound for Europe.

13 February 2017
A gas-powered HGV. Snam aims to increase the number of NGVs on Italian roads. (Iveco)

Italy aims to triple CNG use for transport in 10 years

Snam plans to double the amount of CNG filling stations in Italy over the next decade and triple the country’s NGV fleet.

13 February 2017

UK supermarket Waitrose to use biogas for delivery trucks

UK supermarket Waitrose has introduced 10 CNG trucks to its delivery fleet, powered by renewable biomethane gas.

10 February 2017

Thai transit authority scraps gas bus plans

Thailand’s Bangkok Mass Transit Authority has decided to scrap a contract to procure 489 gas-powered buses awarded to the Bestlin Group.

9 February 2017

Brussels launches €1 bln tender for transport infrastructure

The European Commission has launched a €1 billion tender to boost investment in infrastructure in a move to pave the way for cleaner transport

8 February 2017

Tripura boosts CNG vehicle and domestic connection efforts

India’s state of Tripura is expanding its efforts to get more vehicles running on CNG and to connect more households to the piped gas supply network.

7 February 2017

Woodside plans truck-loading operations from Pluto

Woodside Petroleum is planning to start truck-loading LNG from its Pluto plant for delivery to remote mining operations and power plants and to use as vehicle fuel.

3 February 2017

Total to supply LNG and fuel oil to shipping group CMA CGM

Total has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with French shipping company CMA CGM that will see it supply a range of low-sulphur shipping fuels, including LNG.

1 February 2017
Iveco’s new Stralis NP dual-fuel HGV – the first vehical of its kind able to run on CNG and LNG. (Iveco)

Iveco hopes to boost development of NGV sector

Iveco’s launch of a dual-fuel truck and the company’s support for filling stations are part of its plan to speed up NGV development in Europe.

1 February 2017

Gas shortages force closure of CNG filling stations in Pakistan

Pakistan’s gas shortage has forced the closure of CNG filling stations in Punjab province

19 January 2017
A Kunlun Energy LNG station. Network growth in China has slowed. (Kunlun Energy)

China’s LNG stations struggle with downturn

China’s LNG station operators continued to face a testing market for much of 2016, with sales growth slowing into the single digits.

18 January 2017

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

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.

10 January 2017
An ENN Energy LNG refilling station in Jiangsu province. The expansion of China’s network has slowed. (Interfax)

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.

3 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

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