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Energy Bill with LNG Export Rights to Really Heat Up by Summer’s End

Energy Bill with LNG Export Rights to Really Heat Up by Summer’s End

Around the times of both the Republican and Democratic national conventions, Americans will hear just how different the parties are in terms of solving problems and creating opportunities. But the two parties have been quietly working together to craft an energy bill — one with many facets, although for purposes of this story, a key feature is exporting homemade natural gas.

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 »

Arctic Shipping Environmental Leader

LNG Reduces Shipping Risk, Pollutants

The risks of using heavy fuel oil (HFO) for shipping operations could be greatly reduced by switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a study conducted by Vard Marine, a ship design and marine engineering company based in Vancouver British Columbia. Most deep-sea shipping has traditionally operated on heavy … 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 »

LNG big rig

First Clean, Efficient Long-Distance Big Rigs Rolled Out

Universal LNG Solutions has rolled out the first four trucks in a fleet of 95 of advanced liquefied natural gas big rigs at the campus of LNG-technology company Sancus Energy. The company says the 95 tractor-trailer trucks are the first in the country with the capability to haul 80,000 pounds … Read more »

ABS Report Supports Transportation Sector Transition to Cleaner Fuels

ABS has updated its guidance on liquefied natural gas bunkering in North America to support the transport sector’s transition to the use of cleaner fuels. The second edition of Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled Marine Vessels in North America offers advice to shipowners and operators who may be looking to … Read more »