Gas for Transport

An LNG-powered ferry.

Could IMO 2020 enhance the use of LNG in shipping?

The regulation is expected to add demand for LNG in the maritime sector, but hopes for widespread use of the fuel might not materialise.

3 February 2020 World
A Qatargas tanker docked at an LNG terminal in China

Qatar embarks on aggressive LNG strategy

The country’s decision to further expand its liquefaction capacity is a clear signal to competitors that it will vigorously defend its share of the LNG market.

29 November 2019 Middle East & Africa
Iron ore carrier offshore Western Australia

Woodside and Australian miners gear up for IMO 2020

Global emissions limits for shipping under IMO 2020 rules are a growth opportunity for the Aussie LNG market and a rising imperative for the country’s iron ore and coking coal exporters.

7 November 2019 Asia Pacific
A cargo of Australian LNG bound for Japan

Third Japanese firm joins Transborders FLNG in push for shipping fuel

The firm interest from Mitsui OSK indicates sustained demand for gas from Japan’s shipping and power sectors.

7 October 2019 Asia Pacific
LNG filling station in China.

China’s strict emission rules drive boom in LNG truck sales

Sales quadrupled in the first half of 2019 thanks to the early adoption of world-leading emissions legislation for vehicles.

26 September 2019 Asia Pacific
Artist's impression of ENN's LNG bunker vessel

ENN faces fight to promote LNG bunkering in China

ENN will be able to offer LNG bunkering next year after it takes delivery of China’s first seagoing LNG bunker vessel, but uptake of the fuel in Chinese shipping is far from guaranteed.

14 June 2019 Asia Pacific

Renewables investment fall leaves EU short of targets

Many EU countries risk missing their 2020 renewables targets because of a slowdown in investment since 2014, EU auditors have warned.

6 June 2019 Europe & Russia
HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera in Italy

Italian incentives boost biogas uptake

Italy has the potential to produce about 3 bcm/y of biomethane in 2030 and 35 bcm/y in 2050, meaning less natural gas will be needed to meet demand.

23 May 2019 Europe & Russia
The Tongyeong LNG terminal. (Kogas)

Kogas sees opportunities in small-scale LNG

The delivery of a small-scale LNG vessel this month will allow Kogas to start operations at its Jeju terminal and a second such vessel will offer ship-to-ship bunkering at the port of Busan.

16 May 2019 Asia Pacific
The CNOOC 301 small-scale LNG carrier berthing at CNOOC's Tianjin terminal

CNOOC steps up LNG bunkering in China

Construction has started on CNOOC’s first pair of LNG bunkering vessels, which once finished will enable the state-owned LNG importer to start realising its ambitions of building a national refuelling network.

16 May 2019 Asia Pacific
A new energy bus in Shanghai manufactured by Yutong.

China’s new bus policy clouds outlook for LNG fleet

LNG-powered buses are set to lose out after government agencies jointly announced a new policy that will encourage the use of ‘new energy buses’.

10 May 2019 Asia Pacific
A traffic jam in Mumbai.

India’s emissions regs a boon for gas in transport

India is looking to to expand the role of CNG in the transport sector as it seeks to combat air pollution, but a lack of availability will prove a major barrier.

2 May 2019 Asia Pacific
EU commissioner for climate and energy Miguel Arias Cañete

Gas industry holds breath on EU tax revision

The European Commission seems likely to propose amendments to the EU Energy Tax Directive, which could bring both good and bad news for the gas industry.

11 April 2019 Europe & Russia
A Chinese LNG filling station

High prices hit LNG in China’s transport sector

High prices may sap LNG’s momentum in the Chinese transport sector despite the in-roads made by the fuel in recent years.

4 April 2019 Asia Pacific
An ENN Energy LNG refilling station in Jiangsu province

China’s Hainan pushes NGVs and EVs with new plan

The island province will ban oil-fuelled vehicles by 2030 under its new development plan, creating an opportunity for gas.

11 March 2019 Asia Pacific
A CNG filling station near Moscow.

Rosneft bets on Russian transport sector to take extra gas

The company is targeting the transport sector to help absorb some of the additional 32 bcm/y of gas it intends to produce by 2020.

1 March 2019 Europe & Russia
HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera, Italy

EU CO2 truck targets leave room for alternatives

The EU has agreed emissions targets that could help boost the number of trucks fuelled by gas and hydrogen, but concerns remain over costs and missing infrastructure.

21 February 2019 Europe & Russia

BP forecasts stronger LNG trading and greater role for gas

BP has released its Energy Outlook 2019, revising its forecasts from last year’s outlook for 2040 to include more LNG trading and faster growth in gas consumption.

15 February 2019 World
Shale gas drilling in the Marcellus formation

Shale growth will transform US gas flows

Flows are set to change dramatically in response to continued growth in shale gas production, the EIA says.

31 January 2019 Americas

Rosmorport plans to build LNG-fuelled icebreaker

Rosmorport plans to start building its first LNG-fuelled icebreaker in 2021.

21 December 2018 Europe & Russia

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