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Collaborative LNG association Gainn is to launch testing of a novel LNG engine designed to power high-speed vessels.
Italian vehicle manufacturing company, Iveco and German energy company, Uniper, have opened Germany’s first LNG truck fuelling station in Ulm in the south of the country.
Marine infrastructure firm Keppel Corporation (KCL) and energy major Shell have signed a joint venture agreement to develop LNG bunkering in Singapore.
The first shipment of LNG has arrived at Finland’s Pori LNG bunker station and terminal, paving the way for regional growth in the fuel.
Shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) has launched the latest LNG-fuelled addition to its fleet the TBN Auto Energy in Nantong, China.
French cryogenic membrane designer and LNG bunkering expert Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) is to deepen collaboration efforts with energy services firm Endel to develop technology and solutions in ‘the area…
Equipment manufacturer Flow Instruments is to supply four LNG dispensers for the Gasrec LNG/LCNG vehicle fuelling station at Daventry International Distribution Centre in the UK.
LNG developer Fuelgarden has been awarded a contract for Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED) work on a multi-purpose LNG plant in Scotland.
Natural gas shipping company Golar LNG has partnered with private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners to launch joint venture company, Golar Power. The new organisation will offer integrated LNG-based downstream…
Russian gas firm Gazprom has announced plans for the ‘expansion of the presence on small-scale LNG markets in Europe’ and to cooperate further with Estonian authorities to supply LNG as…
Environmental regulation and depressed energy prices are helping to drive the uptake of LNG as a fuel for marine transport, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Norwegian LNG terminal operator Skangas is progressing plans with industry leaders to develop and share best practice in bunker-supply operations.
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has received approval for new LNG bunker vessel designs from maritime classification society Lloyd's Register.
Greek LNG technology developer Helengi Engineering has unveiled its new LNG bunker feeder vessel the Amaltheia.

News Nudges

SEA / LNG calls for review of Green Bond certification

Industry consortium SEA / LNG has called on the Climate Bond Initiative to review criteria for its proposed Green Bond certification of Low Carbon Shipping to accommodate greater financing for LNG-fuelled vessels. The consortium notes that proposals lean “towards being technology prescriptive” rather than goal oriented, noting that “immature and emerging technologies such as ammonia and hydrogen, that will require significant research and development investment over many years if they are to scale safely in the deep-sea maritime environment, appear to be favoured”. A recent study commissioned by SEA-LNG from CE Delft concludes that LNG-fuelled ships, with little or no modifications, can realise significant GHG savings through the use of liquid biomethane (LBM) and liquid synthetic methane (LSM), with estimated sustainable global supplies potentially exceeding the demands of shipping in the future. “LNG through the gradual introduction of LBM/LSM offers a realistic pathway for reducing shipping’s GHG emissions and we believe it should be recognized accordingly. Today, LNG is operationally effective, safe, scalable to meet shipping’s needs, and improves global air quality... Specifying green investment criteria that favour specific technology pathways risks forcing the shipping industry into non-optimal solutions from environmental, operational, and commercial perspectives and must be avoided,” SEA /LNG said in an open letter to the industry.


European LNG stations pumping biogas

More than 25% of CNG and LNG fuelling stations in Europe are now delivering biomethane, according to analysis of 4,120 stations by the Natural & Bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA). “It is key to understand and acknowledge that a vehicle that is fuelled with renewable gas, is effectively climate neutral. Europe’s renewable gas production capacity is proven and sustainability criteria in place are fully respected. Today, it is the best solution to boost the decarbonization process of the transport sector leveraging on a real circular economy,” Andrea Gerini NGVA Europe Secretary General, said. The figures show that an average of 17% all gas delivered is now biomethane with bioLNG becoming a “growing reality” as a cost-effective transition towards “carbon neutral mobility”. “While continuously increasing the rate of renewable gas in our network, there is future potential also in improving the efficiency of natural gas engines. This will progress hand in hand,” Gerini stated.


Dunkerque LNG launches truck fuelling

Terminal operator Dunkerque LNG is introducing truck fuelling at its sites with a new service reportedly offering 3,000 slots per year. The firm is majority-owned by a consortium of gas infrastructure group Fluxys, AXA Investment owns and operates Dunkirk LNG terminal in the north of France.