TPER LNG buses soon in service

TPER LNG buses soon in service

The first extra-urban LNG buses ordered by TPER, Emilia-Romagna Passenger Transport, produced by Scania, arrived in Bologna, runner-up in the European tender launched in 2016 and 2017 after the renunciation by the Italian IIA (Italian Industry Bus) ranked first. For the entry into service of the new vehicles, a ceremony will take place in Piazza […]

28 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

IMO 1.1.2020, are we ready?

IMO 1.1.2020, are we ready?

by Diego Gavagnin Only a few days left to the sulfur content limits in marine fuels worldwide, as per the decision of the IMO, the International Maritime Organization, the UN agency that governs maritime traffic and its impact on ‘environment. The goal of the intervention is not so much the preservation of climatic stability as […]

27 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Snam confirms and relaunches its commitment to LNG in transport

Snam confirms and relaunches its commitment to LNG in transport

On 20 November, Snam, the national public operator for the transport of natural gas, geological storage and LNG with the Panigaglia plant (La Spezia) which has recently joined the OLT offshore regasification plant in Livorno, has approved the new strategic plan of activities for the period 2019-2023, announced with a detailed press release. As part […]

26 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

+5000% increase for LNG in international shipping by 2040, IEA predicts

+5000% increase for LNG in international shipping by 2040, IEA predicts

The use of LNG as a bunker fuel is expected to grow sharply in the coming years, the IEA said in its World Energy Outlook 2019. The use of LNG in international shipping is expected to reach 50 bn m³/yr of equivalent pipeline gas (39 mn t/yr of LNG) by 2040 from less than 1 […]

25 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Rosetti Marino to build an innovative LNG bunkering unit for Panfido

Rosetti Marino to build an innovative LNG bunkering unit for Panfido

The Venetian towage company Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido has recently ordered to the Ravenna shipyard Rosetti Marino an innovative combined bunkering system, called SBBT (Semi-Ballastabie Barge Transporter), consisting of two units: a Power Unit of almost 7.000 hp, and one Cargo Unit used for the supply of LNG or Marine Diesel Oil (MDO) to ships. According […]

25 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Ham Group opens two LNG station in Valencia and Murcia, SPAIN

Ham Group opens two LNG station in Valencia and Murcia, SPAIN

The Spanish HAM Group, has inaugurated two new LNG service stations in Spain. The new station of the Valencian Community is located on Calle Cid, Massalfassar, next to the headquarters of the road freight operator Delgo, which has invested in a LNG trucks fleet. This is a geographically strategic position, considering the presence of the […]

11 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Sustainable transport, incentives for LNG heavy transport

Sustainable transport, incentives for LNG heavy transport

20,000 euros of subsidies for LNG vehicles purchase, among the new measures launched by the government. Heavy LNG transport are included among the beneficiaries of the three decrees published in the Official Journal No. 250 of 24 October 2019, which allocate, among other measures, 9.5 million for the purchase of alternative traction vehicles. According to […]

4 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Europe needs methane, heavy goods vehicles need LNG

Europe needs methane, heavy goods vehicles need LNG

by Diego Gavagnin Europe has set itself the very ambitious goal of decarbonisation (no more carbon emissions, therefore no burning of coal, oil and methane) by 2050: only 30 years to go, the so called energy transition. The objective is to reduce or eliminate the risk of human-induced climate change. Obviously it’s not so much […]

30 Oct 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Argentina’s Government launches Heavy Duty Gas Mobility promotion

Argentina’s Government launches Heavy Duty Gas Mobility promotion

Argentina’s government published today, July 1, decree number 440/2019 by which it establishes an import duty reduction for 1000 natural gas powered buses and trucks, and 200 additional gas-powered heavy duty engines. This decree, together with regulation NAG 451 published last January, is intended to enable the replacement of diesel fuel by natural gas in […]

18 Oct 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Soon in Lombardy LNG service stations every 550 km

Lombardy Region, with the entry into service in the coming months of 12 new liquid methane service stations, will be the region that in Italy will have the largest number of plants for the supply of LNG for transport, in total 21, of which 9 already in operation. This result will bring the average distance […]

8 Oct 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Snam in the share capital of OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana)

Snam in the share capital of OLT (Offshore LNG Toscana)

Snam and the Iren Group (multi-utility of Turin, Genoa, Reggio Emilia, Parma and Piacenza) have reached an agreement for the sale to Snam of 49.07% of the share capital of OLT, the company that has built and manages the offshore regasification terminal (FSRU – Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) located about 22 km off the […]

26 Sep 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Sent to Higas depot in Sardinia the first three LNG tanks by Gas and Heat

Sent to Higas depot in Sardinia the first three LNG tanks by Gas and Heat

The Italian Gas and Heat, specialized in the construction of cryogenic tanks, has announced the shipment in Sardinia of the first three containers to the Higas coastal deposit of 9,000 cubic meters of LNG, under construction in the port of Santa Giusta (Oristano). The three tanks, with a capacity of 1,800 m3 each, represent half […]

19 Sep 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Open the Europe’s first waterway LNG bunkering station

Open the Europe’s first waterway LNG bunkering station

PitPoint.LNG’s LNG tank in Germany’s Port of Cologne was filled with LNG by its partner Prima LNG. Opened in June, the bunkering station has a capacity up to 200 cubic metres and will be the first permanent location in Europe where barges can refuel with LNG. While LNG-fuelled barges are now typically supplied using tank […]

2 Sep 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

1st public LNG filling station in Baltics, 7th in Finland

1st public LNG filling station in Baltics, 7th in Finland

AS Alexela will on Wednesday formally open a liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling station at Juri near Tallinn, which is the first public LNG filling station in Estonia and the Baltics. AS Alexela is an Estonian company primarily active in the energy field. Alexela has a product portfolio consisting of electricity, natural gas, cylinder gas […]

29 Aug 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to build 5,400 cm LNG barge

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to build 5,400 cm LNG barge

NorthStar Midstream, a portfolio company of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, has executed an agreement with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to build a 5,400 cubic meter (CBM), with the ability to potentially construct two sister barges, for coastwise transportation of LNG. Utilizing a suitable tugboat, the barge will operate as an articulated tug and barge […]

27 Aug 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

JGC awarded FEED Contract for the LNG Plant for Maritime Fuel in Oman

JGC awarded FEED Contract for the LNG Plant for Maritime Fuel in Oman

Yokohama, Japan – JGC Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “JGC”) announced that it has been awarded a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract under a triple FEED competition scheme for the LNG Plant for Marine Fuel that TOTAL E&P OMAN DEVELOPMENT B.V., a 100% subsidiary of the French company Total S.A., is planning in […]

26 Aug 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Italy first in Europe in heavy LNG transport

Italy first in Europe in heavy LNG transport

Milan 29/07/2019 – In recent months, Italy has overtaken Spain for the number of service stations for trucks that use liquefied natural gas (LNG), becoming the leading operator in the sector in Europe. The ConferenzaGNL notes this on the basis of the data published by REF-E in the abstract of the interim report 2019 “SSLNG […]

1 Aug 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG-powered vehicles for waste collection in Piacenza

LNG-powered vehicles for waste collection in Piacenza

Iren Spa, an Italian multi-service company, mainly focused on the production and distribution of electricity, gas, district heating and other public utility services, has recently announced the entry into service of two new LNG-powered vehicles for waste collection in the historic centre of Piacenza (the city where the company also provides environmental services). The new […]

31 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Snam and IP (API Group) for two LNG stations

Snam and IP (API Group) for two LNG stations

As part of the framework agreement signed in 2018 between IP (Italiana Petroli, API Group, with 5000 filling station in Italy) and Snam (Italian gas TSO) to build up to 200 new natural gas supply stations in Italy, the two companies finalized a first project involving two LNG and L-CNG stations, one in Veneto and […]

30 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Second Balearia LNG-fueled newbuild ferry Marie Curie starts operations

Second Balearia LNG-fueled newbuild ferry Marie Curie starts operations

Friday 26 of July 2019, Spanish shipping company Baleària‘ second LNG-fuelled newbuild ferry Marie Curie has started operations on the route Valencia-Ibiza-Palma. Marie Curie, built at the Italian Cantiere Navale Visentini shipyard, follows its sister vessel Hypatia de Alejandria that started operations earlier this year. Baleària has invested €200 million ($223.4 million) in the construction […]

29 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Port of Riga starts services to LNG-powered containerships

Port of Riga starts services to LNG-powered containerships

The Port of Riga has announced that by officially welcoming the Containerships Polar, it has started regular port services to LNG-powered containerships. According to the statement, it has been planned that the first two 100% LNG-powered vessels Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord (owned by the CMA CGM group container line) will arrive at the port […]

27 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Assarmatori: ready for Mediterranean ECA, with LNG deployment

Assarmatori: ready for Mediterranean ECA, with LNG deployment

The first “annual meeting” of Assarmatori, the association founded in January 2018 within Conftrasporto – Confcommercio, was held in Rome in mid-July. In his report, the president Stefano Messina, after having reviewed the phases and the motivations that led to the constitution of the new Association, recalled the essential data of the sea economy for […]

26 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG in Sardinia: Higas speeding, IVI keeps going, Edison in slight delay

LNG in Sardinia: Higas speeding, IVI keeps going, Edison in slight delay

Works have started in the Higas construction site (80% Avenir LNG – Stolt Nielsen, 10% respectively Gas and Heat and Cpl Concordia) in the port of Santa Giusta (Oristano). The first reinforced concrete platforms were built and will welcome the incoming tanks. Gas and Heat, specialized in cryogenic tanks, has completed the first three (of […]

25 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Avenir LNG’s bunker vessel now ready to supply methane to Sardinia

Avenir LNG’s bunker vessel now ready to supply methane to Sardinia

On 20 July, at the Keppel Shipyard in Nantong, China, the first of the four 7.500 m3 Avenir LNG’s bunker vessels entered the water – raised by the rising tide. The launching ceremony was attended by representatives of the Norwegian company Stolt Nielsen, founder of Avenir LNG, the world’s leading liquid methane bunker operator, of […]

24 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Keppel O&M wins contract for “LNG ready” dredger

Keppel O&M wins contract for “LNG ready” dredger

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) – through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) – has recently secured a contract for a “LNG-ready” newbuilt high-specification trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) vessel destined to Van Oord shipping company. The order follows from an option granted to Van Oord based on earlier contracts that were […]

23 Jul 2019 - ConferenzaGNL