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IMO agreement poses threat to LNG as marine fuel

The regulator’s new CO2 emissions targets could spell trouble for LNG as a marine fuel in the long term.

By Andrew Walker 17 April 2018
Gas for Transport

Morgan Stanley aims to sell CNG from Texas

Morgan Stanley is looking to build a CNG plant in Texas and sell the fuel in the United States, the Caribbean and Central America, according to an application it has lodged with the Department of Energy.

29 August 2014
Gas for Transport

Concrete sector adds CNG to the mix

The United States trucking market is slowly switching to use gas as a fuel – with concrete mixing trucks the latest fleet to consider making the move.

22 July 2014
Gas for Transport

Japan interested in supplying gas-fuelled trucks to Sakhalin

A Japanese association of freight haulers in Hokkaido is examining potential cooperation with Russia’s far eastern Sakhalin region, including in the area of natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

21 July 2014
Gas for Transport

China’s policy aid for NGVs stuck in first gear

China started subsidising purchases of new energy vehicles – including electric cars and plug-in hybrids – in 2009, but many experts are not expecting similar incentives for NGVs any time soon

14 July 2014
Gas for Transport

NGV bus fleet blazes trail for China

Cash-strapped authorities in a city in north China have turned to the market to help finance the purchase of a gas-powered bus fleet, an approach that could be replicated elsewhere.

27 June 2014
Gas for Transport

LNG will help ship owners meet sulphur limits

Strict sulphur limits are set to come into force in designated European waters in 2015, forcing ship owners to change fuel, modify their vessels or face potentially hefty penalties.

20 June 2014
Gas for Transport

China’s NGVs hit subsidy, fuel price speed bumps

A more austere government subsidy scheme and higher fuel prices following gas price increases last year are weighing on China’s NGV industry.

20 June 2014
Gas for Transport

Construction starts on Tatarstan LNG plant

Construction of a small-scale LNG plant has started in the Tyulyachi district of the semi-autonomous Russian republic of Tatarstan.

10 June 2014
Gas for Transport

Latin NGV industry set for patchy growth

Growth prospects for NGVs vary enormously within the region, with uncertainty plaguing the giant industries of Argentina and Brazil.

14 May 2014
Gas for Transport

Brazilian gas imports continue to rise amid drought

Brazil’s quarterly LNG imports have increased by nearly 50% as drought cripples hydropower production. However, state-run Petrobras is beefing up production capacity.

13 May 2014
Gas for Transport

A long road ahead for Russian NGVs

It is early days for Russia’s NGVs, but gas companies are on the lookout for new areas of demand and 2014 could be an important year for the sector.

29 April 2014
Gas for Transport

Uzbekistan seeks fourth investor for GTL plant

Uzbekistan plans to bring a fourth investor into its GTL plant project, a source close to the government told Interfax. Qatar Petroleum is the most likely candidate.

25 April 2014
Gas for Transport

China steams ahead with subsidies for LNG ships

Experts and insiders are confident China’s newly unveiled subsidy regime for LNG-ready ships can help shape the fuel's future role.

22 April 2014
Gas for Transport

UK will be litmus test for European NGVs

Chris Le Fevre, senior visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, spoke to Interfax at the LNG and CNG for transport forum in London about the prospects for gas as a transport fuel in Europe

10 April 2014
Gas for Transport

China LNG shortages to last until 2016

China’s LNG sector is facing a supply crunch, with demand set to surpass supply by 4 mt over the next three years as the country accelerates a shift to gas in place of coal and oil, according to experts.

8 April 2014
Gas for Transport

Is Europe approaching the NGV tipping point?

Momentum is building across the continent for vehicles running on natural gas – though governments need to give them a push to start them rolling.

28 March 2014
Gas for Transport

Euro gas-for-transport players seek pricing clarity

As Europe looks to follow China in its adoption of LNG as a low-carbon transport fuel, stakeholders across the continent are seeking greater clarity regarding how prices will be structured –a key uncertainty with potential to slow development of the sector.

27 March 2014
Gas for Transport

LNG trucks slowed by low fuel efficiency in UK

The UK’s nascent gas-for-transport sector is developing slowly as fleet owners struggle to achieve commercially viable levels of fuel efficiency from dual-fuel engines.

26 March 2014
Gas for Transport

China in a Catch-22 over LNG bunkering

Worsening pollution problems mean LNG bunkering holds significant promise in China, but industry is struggling to see the benefits and is stuck in a vicious cycle.

20 March 2014
Gas for Transport

LNG importers lower prices to remain competitive

Two major LNG sellers in China have cut the price of imported LNG for March delivery at four of their terminals, to stay competitive against domestically produced supplies of the fuel.

27 February 2014

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