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Transport specialist Clean Energy Fuels has signed a contract to provide LNG fuel for Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility. The agreement is designed to increase…
Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell has signed an LNG fuel deal with cruise liner firm Carnival Corporation.
Danish knowledge and competence centre Maersk Maritime Technology is to take a more active role in setting new standards for LNG use as a fuel as it explores the role…
Preparations for the deployment of pilot LNG fuelling technology is currently underway by partners behind the Connect2LNG project,  ahead of a June roll out.
Dutch port authority Zeeland Seaports has launched a pilot project for the bunkering of LNG at the port of Vlissingen in in the southwest of the Netherlands.
Energy majors Qatargas, United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) and Shell have signed a deal to develop LNG fuelling infrastructure in the Middle East in a move that is expected to…
Dutch firm Rederij Doeksen, or Royal Doeksen, has contracted shipbuilder and engineering firm Strategic Marine to build two LNG-fuelled aluminium catamarans using new single-fuel LNG propulsion technology.
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French LNG membrane containment specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has signed a technical assistance and license deal with Filipino industrial group Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company (AG&P) .
Multinational industrial group BOC has announced plans to install an LNG refuelling station for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) in the north of England.
Dutch fuel merchant Rolande LNG has opened a new LNG refueling station at Nieuwegein in the Dutch province of Utrecht, its fifth in the country.
Australian oil and gas company Woodside Energy has signed a five-year charter agreement that will deliver the first LNG-powered marine support vessels to the country.
The European Commission has ruled in favour of plans by Finnish authorities to invest €28 million to build a small scale LNG terminal at Hamina, on Finland’s southeast coast.
International certification body and classification society DNV GL has launched a new intelligence portal designed to boost the uptake of LNG as a ship fuel and help share market data.
French multinational electric utility Engie has announced plans to invest up to €100 million to promote natural gas as a fuel for trucks in Europe by 2020.

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.