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French gas supplier Air Liquide is set to acquire Airgas, an American supplier of industrial gases and associated products in the United States, following the decision of Airgas’s board. 
Dutch logistics provider Rotra is finalising an LNG filling station on the banks of the Ijssel River in the Dutch city of Doseburg, the first in Europe capable of supplying…
Assistant executive director at Pakistan’s state oil and gas regulatory authority Rahil Pitafi has called for investment in LNG terminals in Pakistan amid rising demand for CNG vehicles.
Korean construction company Posco E&C has secured an EPC contract that will see it build an LNG terminal that will serve as an bunkering point for LNG-fuelled ships transiting Panama…
American LNG bunkering and CNG filling station provider Clean Energy Fuels more than doubled its biomethane sales to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) in 2015.
Gasum, the operator of Finnish gas grid and an owner of LNG fuel supplier Skangas, has been awarded EU TEN-T funding to develop a refuelling station network serving trucks and…
The IMO Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR3) was scheduled to take place from 15-9 February, and to prepare draft guidelines for sampling for sulphur content in fuels as well as…
A study mentioned in a European Commission news alert in January has raised concerns about “methane slip” during LNG bunkering. “In order to retain the climate benefits of LNG, it…
Norway-headquartered shipbuilder Vard’s core business is design and construction of specialised vessels, such as LNG-powered ferries.
Canadian bearings manufacturer Thordon Bearings said that sea trials of LNG-fuelled cement carrier “Greenland” had validated a pollution-free, seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system called Compac. 
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore selected the beneficiaries of two LNG bunker supply licenses to supply LNG as a fuel for ships from next year. A venture of…
Last month US LNG fuel supplier Eagle LNG Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferus Natural Gas Fuels based in Houston, Texas. submitted an application with the US Department of…
US truck fleet operator Ryder Systems has signed a five-year fuel supply agreement with Shell which will provide LNG fuel for 15 trucks. Ryder System and Shell Oil signed an…
The first LNG Dispenser 1.0 was installed back in 2008. French LNG fuelling pump manufacturer Cryostar is now launching the upgraded LNG Dispenser 2.0 for the EU. The company in…

News Nudges

Helsinki expands LNG truck refuelling

Authorities at the port of Helsinki in Finland have expanded LNG bunkering capabilities with the launch of new truck-to-ship operations at the Hanasaari terminal. First bunkering operations were carried out by fuel supplier Eesti Gaas with the bulk carriers Viikki and Haaga refuelled in cooperation with operator ESL Shipping. “LNG will replace the diesel fuel used so far as a marine fuel, as a result of which we will have cleaner air and the Baltic Sea… In addition to new passenger ships, new cargo ships are also increasingly switching to LNG technology,” Kalev Reiljan, member of the management board at Eesti Gaas, said. Eesti Gaas is 67% owned by investment company Infortar and includes subsidiaries AS EG Ehitus, which designs and builds gas networks, and distribution service provider AS Gaasivõrgud.


Gothenburg plans liquefied CO2 fuel

A joint venture partnership in Gothenburg, Sweden, is preparing new infrastructure to develop the world’s first liquefied carbon dioxide bunkering technology. The proposed solution will use gas received from carbon capture and storage technology and could compliment LNG as a fuel source at the port as part of an energy transition that is driving the uptake of gas a replacement transport fuel. The CinfraCap project is a joint venture between Göteborg Energi, Nordion Energi, Preem, St1, Renova, and Gothenburg Port Authority. “We must speed up the process if we are to achieve our climate goals and collaboration is the best way forward. We expect to be able to transport two million tonnes of captured carbon dioxide per year from our quayside facility and to do so we must have an efficient infrastructure,” said Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive and one of the parties involved in the joint CinfraCap infrastructure project.