ZEUS LNG-FUELED VEHICLE REPORT
Industry Analysis
N. American LNG Fuel Supply Part 1: A Rising Tide Lifts All Merchant Plants
July 10, 2014
Underpinning the rapid uptake of LNG as a fuel throughout North America has been a small, but growing network of LNG supply points. These include everything from purpose-built merchant plants, to import terminals, to peakshavers owned by utilities, and more. In this first piece of a new analysis series, Zeus will examine where supply comes from today, and how this appears set to evolve....Full Article

Financial Difficulties in Developing Merchant Plants Offers New Opportunities
March 20, 2014
As more smaller ventures reliant on external financing enter the LNG fuel production space, a number have increasing difficulties finding banks willing to support projects without long-term take-or-pay contracts, However, these developers are confronting a fuels market traditionally accustomed to spot opportunities. The result has created new market opportunities for a number of forward thinking firms....Full Article

Development of LNG Fueling Stations in China vs. in U.S.
January 30, 2014
Thanks to advanced technology, LNG has achieved widespread adoption in the vehicle industry throughout the world. Some fleet owners in the U.S. are still hesitant to convert to LNG fueled trucks due to the “Chicken-and-Egg” problem relating to fueling infrastructure and demand. However, specialists in China have begun to state that this kind of problem does not exist in China. In this analysis report, Zeus will review the current status of LNG fueling infrastructure in both markets and analyze the possible reasons....Full Article

Worldwide LNG Fueled Vehicle Projects in 2013
January 16, 2014
Through a variety of factors and drivers, LNG as a fuel has risen in prominence in several continents, including North America. However, the rate of growth in each varies dramatically. In this analysis report, Zeus will compare the current status of the LNG fueled vehicle market in different regions and analyze possible reasons for the uneven development throughout the world. ...Full Article

Economic Sensitivity Analysis for LNG Fueled Trucks
January 2, 2014
The ongoing price gap between diesel and LNG has drawn a wave of interest in using the fuel in on-highway trucking. However, operators grapple with finding the best set of economic and operational circumstances to make the trucks compelling through shortened payback periods. In this report, Zeus will conduct an economic sensitivity analysis to better offer insights into shifts in payback periods through changes in factors like fuel price, annual mileage, incremental cost, and fuel economy....Full Article


Fleet Moves
U.S. Islands Look to Intermodal LNG
August 28, 2014
Thanks to their reliance on petroleum for baseload power, offshore U.S. territories and states may have major potential for intermodal LNG....Full Article

Ferus Signs LNG Fuel Supply Agreement with Wellgreen Platinum
August 21, 2014
The company will use its upcoming liquefaction plant to supply the Yukon mine....Full Article

Raven Transportation Adds Additional Trucks to LNG Fueled Fleet
August 7, 2014
The trucker will add 33 trucks, as well as access to a new fueling station....Full Article

Interstate Distributor Orders 20 LNG Fueled Kenworth Trucks
July 17, 2014
The company’s parent is also developing multiple LNG fueled ships for the U.S....Full Article

New Turkish Container Terminal Orders 40 LNG Fueled Tractors
July 10, 2014
The trucks have been selected for their environmental performance, and potential cost savings....Full Article


Fueling
Puget Sound Energy Confirms Plans for Pacific Northwest Peakshaving Project
August 21, 2014
In addition to serving seasonal baseload demand, the facility will also serve LNG fuel customers....Full Article

Gaz Metro to Supply LNG Fuel for Municipal Use to GDF Suez
August 13, 2014
The agreement will see LNG transported by truck to support winter demand in New England....Full Article

Interstate Distributor Signs Fueling Agreement with Clean Energy
August 7, 2014
The trucks will refuel both at existing facilities, as well as a new fueling station in Washington....Full Article

China LNG to Expand Refueling Network
July 31, 2014
The company has signed an agreement with Shanghai Fargo for investment in fueling stations....Full Article

Port of Rostock, Gazprom Cooperate on LNG Fuel
July 31, 2014
The firms will work together to develop LNG bunkering and fueling infrastructure.
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Technology
Cryostar to Provide Equipment for Swedish LCNG Station
August 28, 2014
The facility is part of the Blue Corridor project....Full Article

German Environmental Ministry to Fund VTG LNG Rail Cars
August 21, 2014
The funding will help support a pilot project examining moving bulk quantities of LNG by rail....Full Article

Blu LNG Installs Boil Off Gas Capture System at Fueling Station
August 21, 2014
The company hopes to eventually install the units at all fueling stations with nearby pipeline access....Full Article

Chart Delivers First Skid Mounted LNG Fueling Station
August 7, 2014
The fueling station will be used to support trucks operating in the UK....Full Article

Worthington Industries Acquires James Russell Engineering Works
August 7, 2014
The deal marks the second cryogenic container manufacturer that Worthington has bought this year....Full Article


Regulatory
Senate Introduces Weight Exemption Bill for Gas Fueled Trucks
August 13, 2014
The bill would provide a weight exemption to accommodate the heavier fuel tanks used by LNG and CNG fueled trucks....Full Article

U.S. House Strips LNG Fuel Tax Equalization Provision from Highway Bill
August 7, 2014
The failure to add the provision to the bill is a blow to some advocates for the fuel in the U.S....Full Article

NCWM Fails to Agree to LNG DGE Standard
July 24, 2014
The lack of decision means LNG fuel dispensing will continue without a standard....Full Article

TCEQ Announces New Round of Grants for Alterative Fueled Vehicles
July 10, 2014
The nearly $8 million in funding is available for operators replacing diesel power units....Full Article

Colorado Approves New Clean Trucks Bill
May 15, 2014
The Bill provides both sales tax exemptions and tax credits for purchasers of trucks using alternative fuels....Full Article


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