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Natural Gas Vehicle Sales to Exceed 35 Million by 2025

Natural Gas Vehicle Sales to Exceed 35 Million by 2025

Total sales of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are expected to reach more than 35 million from 2015 to 2025, according to a report from Navigant Research. In the arena of alternative fuels for transportation, natural gas (NG) has proven to be one of the most popular alternatives to traditional liquid … Read more »

Costa

Carnival Expands LNG Cruise Ships

Carnival says that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new liquefied natural gas cruise ships as part of an agreement with Meyer Werft to construct four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world. Last month Carnival announced the other two ships included in this … Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicle Refueling Stations to See 5.4% CAGR by 2025

Natural Gas Vehicle Refueling Stations to See 5.4% CAGR by 2025

The total number of global natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling stations will grow from about 23,001 in 2015 to 38,890 by the end of 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 5.4 percent, according to a Navigant Research report. The report says more than 80 percent of these stations … Read more »

Carnival

Carnival to Build First-Ever LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships that will be the first in the cruise industry to be powered at sea by liquefied natural gas. Using LNG to power the ships in port and at sea will eliminate emissions of soot particles and … Read more »

Benefits, Challenges of LNG Bunkering

Shipping and offshore classification services society ABS has published an advisory about liquefied natural gas bunkering in response to the industry’s growing interest in gas propulsion. The LNG Bunkering: Technical and Operational Advisory explores the benefits, challenges, and solutions associated with fueling vessels equipped with LNG power systems. The advisory … Read more »

GE, Shell Sign Agreement to Facilitate Shift to Natural Gas Vehicles

GE Capital, Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products aimed at facilitating the trucking industry’s adoption in Canada of liquefied natural gas. Under this agreement, GE Capital and Shell will work together to reduce monthly payments for truck fleets that lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Specifically, fleets … Read more »

LNG America Provides Scandrill LNG for Drilling Operations

LNG America and Scandrill have signed an agreement to provide Scandrill liquefied natural gas for drilling operations in the Gulf Coast region. Among Scandrill’s rig fleet are eight bi-fueled units, with the two newest incorporating advanced technologies for optimizing LNG/diesel substitution rates upwards of 60 percent, the company says. The … Read more »

Ryder Opens Commercial Natural Gas Vehicle Maintenance Center

Ryder Systems has opened a new maintenance facility in Santa Fe Springs, California, to provide commercial natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance for companies that outsource their fleet management to Ryder; the facility will also feature a rental counter for businesses in need of a commercial vehicle. With the growing … Read more »

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GE, Cheniere Sign $1B LNG Export Terminal Deal

General Electric and Sabine Pass Liquefaction have inked a $1 billion deal under which GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, maintenance services and round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four liquified natural gas trains currently under construction at the Sabine Pass … Read more »

Natural Gas Station Mapping Tool

NGVAmerica Launches Natural Gas Station Mapping Tool

NGVAmerica has launched the NGVAmerica Station Analysis Map, a tool that maps US natural gas stations and highlights the vehicle ranges supported by the stations in 100-, 400- and 600-mile increments. In addition to vehicle range, the NGVAmerica Station Analysis Map features comprehensive and up-to-date information on the nation’s compressed … Read more »

Blu LNG fuel system

Blu Launches Lower-Cost LNG Fuel System

Blu. has released a new line of liquified natural gas fueling systems for Class 8 trucks called Blu. V2 LNG Fuel Delivery System. The company says the system eliminates one of the greatest barriers to LNG adoption: the cost. The 160 DGE twin-tank fuel system package has a list price … Read more »

TOTE Maritime

LNG-Fueled Ships Get $324.6M Loan Guarantee

US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx has announced a $324.6 million loan guarantee to TOTE Shipholdings to finance the construction of two liquefied natural gas-fueled container ships. The vessels will be constructed at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, Calif. As dual fuel vessels, primarily operating with LNG, but … Read more »