In this issue

 

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…
The city of Bolu in Turkey has been testing nine refuse trucks it bought in 2012 from Iveco Stralis CNG. Iveco Stralis just released the results of a three-year pilot…
A report on the efficiency of natural gas trucks has been prepared in Dutch by the RVO.nl, Rijkswaterstaat and TNO managed programme "Truck of the Future" which exists by order…

News Nudges

GTT to deliver Chengda tanks

French LNG specialist GTT is to design two very large Membrane Full Containment LNG storage tanks for China Chengda Engineering as part of a cooperation agreement related to the Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal. The order includes two membrane storage tanks, each with a net capacity of 220,000 cubci metres and fitted with GST technology. “This order for two more LNG storage tanks further confirms that GTT's Membrane full containment technology is becoming a reference solution for LNG land storage tanks due to its efficiency, competitiveness, safety and low environmental footprint,” Philippe Berterottière, CEO of GTT, said. GTT will deliver the tanks in the second quarter of 2024 to the Tianjin south port Industrial Zone in China.


Hudong-Zhonghua finalises Marseille-Fos bunker vessel

The first LNG bunker vessel to be deployed in a French homeport has been launched in China, following completion of construction at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard. The vessel is being built on behalf of joint venture partners TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and will be deployed at the Port of Marseille-Fos, Southern France following sea trial off the coast of Shanghai. “We are excited to be at the forefront of making LNG bunkering capabilities readily available in France and the Mediterranean region,” said Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, Vice-President Marine Fuels at TotalEnergies. “With shipping’s accelerating transition to this cleaner marine fuel, we look forward to providing our customers with another major European hub for their LNG bunkering needs.” The vessel will have a capacity of 18,600 cubic metres and is expected to enter operation in Marseille-Fos by the end of the year.


HAM opens Navalmanzano LLNG station

HAM Group has opened a new LNG fuelling station in Segovia, Spain. The BENITO gas station was installed in one day in Navalmanzano and features integrated dispenser and payment terminal connected to a tank with capacity for 80 cubic metres of LNG. The station allows heavy vehicles and all types of trucks to refuel with LNG. “It keeps the liquid subcooled and adapts immediately to the optimal temperature of the different brands: Iveco, Scania or Volvo, allowing fast and safe refuelling with an innovative nozzle, designed by HAM, with a “nofrost” system and a double anchoring and closing system, in order to avoid leaks, liquid losses and facilitate its disconnection without emitting gas into the air,” a spokesperson for the firm said.