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
A Kunlun Energy LNG station. Network growth in China has slowed. (Kunlun Energy) Gas for Transport

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
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
Gas for Transport

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) 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.

10 January 2017
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.

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

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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) Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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) Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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) Gas for Transport

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) Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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

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