LNG is playing a decisive role in helping HDV’s comply with new emission limits proposed by the European Commission.
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Ophir Energy is replacing CEO Nicholas Cooper with immediate effect, the company announced on 18 May.
Environmental groups opposed to US natural gas exports just found an unlikely ally: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Japanese city gas supplier Osaka Gas says its subsidiary has won consulting work for LNG terminals planned by Taiwan’s state-owned CPC Corp and Taiwan Power Co.
Chinese gas distributor ENN is seeking a commissioning cargo for the country’s first privately owned LNG import terminal.
Construction on TransCanada Corp’s Coastal GasLink pipeline is due to start in early 2019, pending positive LNG plant FID.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a report assessing the market impacts due to the US transitioning from being a net importer to a net exporter of LNG in 2016.
Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured contracts from Van Oord to build two high-specification Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs) capable of running on LNG.
The CEO of the LNG Canada project on British Columbia's northern coast has said that the company was committed to starting construction on the C$40 billion LNG export project this year.
Uncertainty is growing regarding a recent statement by ENN claiming to have secured an agreement with Harbour Energy regarding its Santos takeover bid.
Bangladesh has terminated talks with Trafigura to install a small FLNG import terminal due to delays in agreeing terms, while rival trader Gunvor advances with a separate project.
The very first Laby®-GI Compressor of Burckhardt Compression was used as a minimum send-out compressor.
The EIA is concerned that the construction of a LNG pipeline at Cook Inlet will have a devastating impact on its resident population of beluga whales.
The European Commission recently proposed limits to CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). LNG offers a viable and immediate solution by enabling significant emission reductions for road transport in a cost-effective manner.
According to the Commission’s proposal, emissions from heavy-duty vehicles will have to be reduced by 15% by 2025 and by at least 30% by 2030 from the 2019 level. HDVs – trucks, buses, and coaches – currently account for around 5% of the EU’s total emissions.
LNG and liquefied biogas (LBG) offer a competitive alternative for significant cuts in carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and particulate emissions. With LNG, heavy-duty transport emissions are up to 15% lower than with diesel fuel, and with LBG the reduction is as much as 85%.
“In heavy-duty transport, opportunities for major emissions reductions are scarce. By using LNG or LBG, the targets set by the Commission can already be achieved today. It’s also worth noting that engine technology of LNG-powered HDVs is advancing rapidly at the moment,” says Matti Oksanen, Director, Product Management and Solutions, Biogas, Gasum.