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

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

LNG in Sardinia: conference on 25 and 26 November

LNG in Sardinia: conference on 25 and 26 November

The 5th Conference “Isola dell’Energia” by GNL Sardegna Association, dedicated to the methanization of Sardinia through LNG will be held at T Hotel in Cagliari, next 25/26 November. The new is reported by Staffetta Quotidiana. The event, supported by ConferenzaGNL, will register the participation of local administrators, representatives of ministries, experts and companies. According to […]

18 Nov 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) and Confagricoltura promote bio-LNG

Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) and Confagricoltura promote bio-LNG

Kuwait Petroleum Italia (Q8) and Confagricoltura have signed an agreement to optimize the biomethane production chain, with a focus at the bioLNG (liquid biomethane), as renewable energy sources originated from agricultural biomass. The deal has been signed on 6 November by the CEO of Q8, Giuseppe Zappalà, and the vice-president of Confagricoltura, Matteo Lasagna, during […]

14 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

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

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

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

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

Freight Leaders Council: Paper n. 28 on LNG presented at ConferenzaGNL

Freight Leaders Council: Paper n. 28 on LNG presented at ConferenzaGNL

“With Paper n. 28 presented in Naples as part of the ConferenzaGNL held last 15 and 16 of May, we outlined a clear and comprehensive picture of the environmental and economic advantages that can be obtained with the use of liquefied gas in transport. The diffusion of LNG – states Antonio Malvestio, coordinator of the […]

17 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Two new LNG stations opened in Italy

Two new LNG stations opened in Italy

In Italy, in the first ten days of June, two new LNG stations were opened to the public. SOMMACAMPAGNA (VR) On Saturday 1st June in the municipality of Sommacampagna (Province of Verona), a new LNG distribution station was inaugurated by Dalla Bernardina F.lli company, specialized in trading of petroleum products and owner of other refuelling […]

14 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Snam: EIB and EU loans for 9 LNG stations

Snam: EIB and EU loans for 9 LNG stations

Snam has signed a 25 million euro loan with the EIB (European Investment Bank) for the construction of 9 LNG and L-CNG service stations in Italy. The funding is complementary to the European Union contribution disbursed through the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) program for 1.3 million euros, obtained by Snam4Mobility in December 2018. The EIB […]

13 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Step ahead for Venice LNG coastal storage project in Porto Marghera

Step ahead for Venice LNG coastal storage project in Porto Marghera

Venice LNG, the company owned by Decal S.p.A. that plans to build a new LNG coastal storage deposit in Porto Marghera, has announced the receiving of a favourable judgment on environmental compatibility by the Technical Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment. The positive opinion expressed by CT VIA – the company explains […]

12 Jun 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

New LNG plant in Brescia; Iveco 460 to Trailer Spa and Angelo Rattini

New LNG plant in Brescia; Iveco 460 to Trailer Spa and Angelo Rattini

The 44th Italian LNG and L-CNG distribution facility was inaugurated in Brescia, built by Ferlina Srl, a subsidiary of Iclam di Montichiari, which since 1978 has been dealing in the distribution of petroleum products. The plant was built by Ham Italia, which will also supply liquid methane for an 80 m3 cryogenic tank. The delivery […]

18 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Lombardy: 2 million € for LNG distributors, applications by June 4th

Lombardy: 2 million € for LNG distributors, applications by June 4th

Lombardy Region published a call for public LNG facilities to be implemented in the regional grid, as the council  deliberated  on a proposal from the Economic Development department launched last December. The budget is 2 million €. The call is for micro, small and medium sized enterprises based in Lombardy who deal with the fuel […]

11 Apr 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG trains will run in Italy with FS, SNAM and Hitachi Rail

LNG trains will run in Italy with FS, SNAM and Hitachi Rail

In a joint statement released on March 28, FS Italiane, Snam and Hitachi Rail announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at converting part of the current FS Italiane train fleet from diesel to methane ( liquid and compressed), as part of the promotion of sustainable mobility in public transport in Italy. […]

29 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Small scale LNG and shareholding change procedures started for OLT

Small scale LNG and shareholding change procedures started for OLT

The Ministry of Economic Development has received the authorization request for the upgrading works of the OLT regasification terminal, located 11 miles from Livorno with a capacity of 3.7 billion of natural gas, for the LNG tankers loading (LNG logistics in the Mediterranean will be discussed in depth in the next 5th International Conference on […]

28 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Aida Nova in Civitavecchia first full LNG port in the Mediterranean

Aida Nova in Civitavecchia first full LNG port in the Mediterranean

Contrary to what we wrote last February 22nd (read here), we apologize to all our readers, Costa Smeralda will not be the first LNG ship to operate in the Mediterranean, but it will be the Aida Nova (Aida Cruises group), by North American Carnival Group. Aida Nova will be based in Civitavecchia, having adhered to […]

25 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG stations: Q8 in Bergamo, Tamoil-Snam agreement, Eni’s commitment

LNG stations: Q8 in Bergamo, Tamoil-Snam agreement, Eni’s commitment

A new LNG distributor at Q8’s multi-fuel plant has been recently inaugurated, on March 18 2019, in Bergamo in Via Circonvallazione delle Valli. In addition to the liquid methane for heavy vehicles (LNG) there is also a compressed methane gas dispenser (L-CNG). With this plant, the development of the Italian network of methane stations goes […]

21 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG/L-CNG station proposal for the re-launch of the Pontebba Friulian Autopark

LNG/L-CNG station proposal for the re-launch of the Pontebba Friulian Autopark

The Bolzano-based company Auto-Plose Sadobre Srl presented a project proposal for the construction of a LNG and L-CNG filling station, in addition to traditional fuels (diesel and petrol), to re-launch the Friuli-based Pontebba Autopark (Udine). Opened in 1999, the autopark is located 27 kilometres from the Italian-Austrian border of Tarvisio-Coccau, opposite the Pontebba exit along […]

14 Mar 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Six companies interested in LNG deposit in the Port of Augusta

Six companies interested in LNG deposit in the Port of Augusta

The market survey launched at the end of 2018 by the Portual Authority (AdSP) of the Eastern Sicilian Sea to identify individuals potentially interested in creating and operating a coastal LNG deposit in the port of Augusta ended positively (read article HERE). The AdSP has announced that within the scheduled time six expressions of interest […]

20 Feb 2019 - ConferenzaGNL