An LNG bunkering station in Chongqing. Players in the sector are scaling back their ambitions. (China Gas Holdings) Gas for Transport

Major players pull back from China LNG bunkering

Early entrants to China’s LNG bunkering market are retreating from the sector, stung by a lack of appetite for LNG as a marine fuel.

By Li Xin 26 April 2017
Artist’s impression of the proposed LNG and storage site in Ravenna, Italy. (PIR Group) Gas for Transport

Edison to boost Italian small-scale LNG position

Italy’s Edison aims to cover 25% of the country’s LNG market by 2030 through the construction of coastal storage and bunkering facilities.

7 March 2017
Gas for Transport

ADNOC planning GCC’s largest NGV facility

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. plans to build the largest natural gas vehicle service station in the Gulf Cooperation Council group of countries.

2 March 2017
HGV refuelling in Italy. By 2023 France could have 25,000 heavy-duty vehicles running on gas. (Blue Corridors) Gas for Transport

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.

2 March 2017
A ship engine fuelled by LNG. Analysts say the maritime sector is a major growth area for the fuel. (Rolls-Royce) Gas for Transport

Renewables growth threatening fossil fuel demand

Analysts are becoming more bullish on the prospects for renewable energy, which could start to overtake fossil fuels sooner rather than later.

28 February 2017
Orense wind farm. Significant investment is needed in the European renewable power sector (Iberdrola) Gas for Transport

Europe’s power sector needs huge investment boost

The European power sector will need heavy investment if it is to reach EU energy and climate targets, a study commissioned by the European Parliament has found.

28 February 2017
Gas for Eni’s plans for liquefaction in Sicily will be sourced from the GreenStream pipeline. (Eni) Gas for Transport

Southern Italy's LNG demand still unanswered

Southern Italy needs more LNG for transport, but major Italian players are delaying the construction of new infrastructure, such as Eni’s LNG hub in Gela.

27 February 2017
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
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.

14 February 2017
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.

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

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) Gas for Transport

Italy aims to triple CNG use for transport in 10 years

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

13 February 2017
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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) Gas for Transport

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 for Transport

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

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