Small-scale LNG, growth boosts with the heavy-duty transport.

Small-scale LNG, growth boosts with the heavy-duty transport.

REF-E’s SSLNG Watch 2019 annual report is now available.2020-2023 is crucial for ultimate success. Milan 05/02/2020 – The use of liquefied natural gas in Italy goes on in its various sectors of use: heavy and light transport, maritime, rail, aerospace, industries and isolated city networks. Overall, the number of plants equipped with small LNG depots […]

5 Feb 2020 - ConferenzaGNL

Strike in Fos, first break to LNG supply in Italy, sector at stake

Strike in Fos, first break to LNG supply in Italy, sector at stake

As reported by local TV “EliveBrescia” since last Saturday, the Chiarelli service station in via Borgosatollo, at the entrance of the A4 and A21 motorways, Brescia-Center, had to stop delivering LNG for trucks. As far as we know, it is the first direct consequence in Italy of the strikes that have been going on for […]

20 Jan 2020 - 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

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

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

CDP, Fincantieri and Snam to innovate maritime transport and port facilities in Italy

CDP, Fincantieri and Snam to innovate maritime transport and port facilities in Italy

Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP), Fincantieri and Snam have signed a preliminary collaboration agreement aimed at identifying, defining and implementing medium-term strategic projects for the innovation and development of port facilities in Italy, as well as for the development of sustainable technologies applied to maritime transport, in line with the provisions of the National Integrated […]

15 Jan 2019 - ConferenzaGNL

Oil & NonOil: Road transport fuelled by LNG

Oil & NonOil: Road transport fuelled by LNG

The recent edition of Oil & NonOil (VeronaFiere 9-11 October 2018), the national reference event for fuel distribution, was an opportunity to evaluate the development of LNG as a road transport fuel in Italy. Assogasliquidi-Federchimica, the association that represents companies in the liquefied gas distribution sector (LPG and LNG) for combustion and automotive use and […]

15 Oct 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG now available on the Autobrennero (for free untill the October 17)

LNG now available on the Autobrennero (for free untill the October 17)

In the last days a new LNG and CNG filling stations has entered into service at the Sadobre autoport (BZ) on highway A22 Modena Brenner (Km 24, 39040 Campo di Trens – Vipiteno). The venture is from the local fuel society, l’Auto Plose Sodobre srl, which owns several filling stations in the area. The plant, […]

1 Oct 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

LNG in Sardinia

LNG in Sardinia

It is unusual to participate into the inauguration of a service station and to feel satisfaction despite the lack of fuel to be sold. Sincere, however, the approval of those present in Villacidro, a few days ago, in the new plant of the ISA Group, the main Sardinian company engaged in “large-scale distribution” sector. Made […]

30 Sep 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

SENER Marine LNG-powered unit for Rimorchiatori Panfido

SENER Marine LNG-powered unit for Rimorchiatori Panfido

As part of a project co-funded by the European Union through the Poseidon MED II program, Spanish engineering and technology group SENER has signed a contract with the Venetian maritime company Rimorchiatori Riuniti Panfido & C. srl to provide basic engineering and technical assistance for the construction of a dual fuel tugboat powered by liquefied […]

29 Sep 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Inauguration in two stages of the first Sardinian GNL distributor

Inauguration in two stages of the first Sardinian GNL distributor

Last 19 September the first distribution plant for traditional fuels and CNG – GNL was inaugurated in Villacidro (Sardinia). The initiative is part of the Isa Group (“Nonna Isa” trademark), which already has its own service station with only traditional fuels and electric charging in Sassari. A two-stage inauguration because LNG is not yet available […]

21 Sep 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

The LNG prospects for the maritime sector seen from Genova

The LNG prospects for the maritime sector seen from Genova

On 12 September the Propeller Club Genova, with the collaboration of Wartsila, organized a meeting on the National Energy Strategy and the infrastructures for LNG. The event saw the large participation of representatives of all the branches of the maritime sector from Genova. The presentation of some reports was followed by an in-depth discussion on […]

16 Sep 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Italy: LNG and bioLNG key points at next Metanauto2018

Italy: LNG and bioLNG key points at next Metanauto2018

LNG and biomethane/bioLNG, the big news of the last years in the gas transport sector, will be at the center of the next edition of Metanauto, the historic event of Federmetano, the federation of methane distributors for motor vehicles, which celebrates 70 years of activity . The event will take place on 13 and 14 […]

7 Sep 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

33 Wärtsilä 20 dual fuel engines ordered for three chinese major shipbuilding projects

33 Wärtsilä 20 dual fuel engines ordered for three chinese major shipbuilding projects

A total of 33 Wärtsilä 20 dual fuel engines have been ordered for merchant auxiliary power application in three major shipbuilding projects,” Wartsila said in a statement, adding that the engines will be installed in 11 new vessels being built in shipyards owned by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. The orders, which were booked in June, […]

30 Jul 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

First LNG production in Italy

First LNG production in Italy

An absolute innovation in the small scale LNG industrial chain: for the first time liquid methane was produced in Italy. Ecomotive Solution and NEC concluded the test phase of LNG production with an innovative plant located in the industrial area of GI&E of Porto Recanati (MC), a producer of components for gas turbines and compressors. […]

27 Jul 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Transafe to train Titan LNG’s FlexFueler crew

Transafe to train Titan LNG’s FlexFueler crew

Transafe and Titan LNG signed a long-term crew safety training contract in preparation of Titan’s first LNG ship-to-ship bunkering operations. Titan LNG’s FlexFueler, Europe’s first LNG bunkering pontoon, will be operational by the end of this year, the company said in a statement. Ronald van Selm, COO of Titan LNG commented,“In order to engrain operational […]

12 Jun 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Gas and Heat performs maxi LNG tank hydrotest

Gas and Heat performs maxi LNG tank hydrotest

On June 6, Gas and Heat spa (Pisa, Italy) has performed the hydrotest of the largest IMO Type C tank ever built in Europe for a LNG bunker vessel. The owner, the yard, the ship designer and the Class representative were in attendance. This tank, along with its “brother” will form the containment system of […]

11 Jun 2018 - ConferenzaGNL

Italy largest European market for alternative fuel vehicles

Vehicles powered by natural gas now hold a market share of 5,3% of overall new car sales in Italy, according to new data from ANFIA, the Italian automotive industry association. ANFIA remarks that Italy has the largest market in Europe for cars with an alternative source of propulsion, both in units (almost 200,000 in 2013) as […]

25 Jan 2015 - ConferenzaGNL