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American trucking logistics company Ryder System and filling station supplier Clean Energy Fuels will switch two Ryder stations in Orange and Fontana in the US West Coast state of California…
The Government of Gibraltar has signed a heads of agreement on supply of LNG from Shell’s small scale LNG terminal and storage facility on the North side of Gibraltar Harbour
Dutch LNG filling station provider Cryonorm has started construction on an LNG filling station at a site owned by logistics service provider Rotra in Doesburg, Netherlands. The project is a…
US LNG marketer and producer Applied LNG held an official ribbon cutting ceremony late last month for its LNG filling station and liquefaction facility in Midlothian, 25 miles southwest of…
Thursday, 05 November 2015
Exhibiting at Gastech conference in Singapore, class body ABS said it had approved a Chinese Gas-Block (CGB) offshore terminal and bunkering concept. ABS was separately selected to class WesPac Midstream…
French class body Bureau Veritas has granted an AIP to French LNG containment manufacturer GTT for an LNG bunker tanker design. It has separately released a new notation for LNG…
DNV GL and its partners have released a technical and economic feasibly study for an LNG-fuelled, turbine-driven Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV).
Shanghai-based offshore finance and services provider Landmark Capital has invested in Norwegian company Connect LNG, which in June unveiled a mobile LNG loading system.
The realisation of the LNG filling station in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on October 20 was part of the EU-funded 'LNG4Haul' project, which will see five LNG stations for trucks installed…
Thursday, 05 November 2015
Future LNG ConRo ship operator Crowley Maritime Corporation this week has christened the first of four new product tankers for US coastal operation, the first tanker to feature ABS “LNG…

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.