An LNG filling station in Jiangsu. China’s network of facilities to cater for NGVs is fragmented. (Interfax) Gas for Transport

Chinese NGVs need more policy support

China’s fragmented LNG service station network is just one of the barriers preventing greater uptake of the fuel on the country’s roads.

By Tang Tian 19 April 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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
Gas for Transport

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
An LNG-powered ship taking on fuel in Rostock, Germany. (Gazprom) Gas for Transport

IMO decision could tip scales towards LNG

Regulation could push the maritime sector to adopt LNG as a bunker fuel, creating demand at a time when the industry desperately needs it.

30 September 2016
The Stavangerfjord LNG-fuelled ferry. Emission limits could boost gas as a marine fuel. (Kimm Saatvedt, Palookaville) Gas for Transport

LNG industry eagerly awaits IMO decision

The International Maritime Organization will decide in October whether to bring forward the implementation date for stricter limits on sulphur emissions from global shipping.

21 September 2016

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