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
Kroger Subsidiary Receives First Batch of LNG Fueled Trucks
December 11, 2014
The units will be put into place at an Oregon distribution center....Full Article

Crowley to Supply Puerto Rican Pharmaceutical Plant with Containerized LNG
December 4, 2014
Along with previously announced agreements, the deal represents the firm’s growing interest in the containerized LNG market....Full Article

LC3’s LNG Fueled Iveco’s to Haul for Lidl
December 4, 2014
With the deal, the Italian arm of the supermarket chain will become the nation’s biggest user of LNG fueled trucks. ...Full Article

Potelco Continues LNG Fueled Fleet Expansion
December 4, 2014
The construction firm is still growing its Washington state based fleet....Full Article

Gas Natural Fenosa Opens LNG Fueled Remote Power Facility in Alicante
November 13, 2014
The regasification plant will supply LNG to two towns....Full Article

Gaz Metro, Fluxys Launch LNG Fuel Collaboration
December 11, 2014
Both firms will pool knowledge on the LNG and CNG industry....Full Article

Applied LNG Breaks Ground at Midlothian Plant
December 4, 2014
Project developers expect the facility to be online by mid-2015....Full Article

Hilcorp Buys Alaskan Merchant Plant
December 4, 2014
Alaska’s only existing small scale liquefaction unit is used to supply distributed LNG to various remote users....Full Article

EU to Support Verune LNG Fuel Facility
November 13, 2014
Upon start-up, the station will focus on providing LNG fuel to trucking customers....Full Article

Philadelphia Evaluates Expanding LNG Fuel Supply Instead of Sale for PGW
November 13, 2014
Some city officials believe that using the existing peakshaver for broader LNG fuel supply could be more beneficial than simply selling it....Full Article

Flow Instruments Releases New LNG Fueled Vehicle Dispenser
December 11, 2014
The Chart subsidiary’s product is designed for both trucks and buses....Full Article

Gas Fuel Providers Announces New TRF Energy Venture
December 11, 2014
The new firm will provide a full suite of natural gas fuel solutions....Full Article

XCMG Releases New LNG Fueled Excavator
November 13, 2014
The XE360N is one of a small, but growing number of OEM gas fueled pieces of construction equipment available....Full Article

Chart LNG Rail Car Undergoes Testing in Czech Republic
October 23, 2014
Final assembly will occur over the next few weeks....Full Article

Blu Releases New On-Board LNG Fuel Tank System
October 23, 2014
The system is focused on reducing the cost of such tanks....Full Article

TEN-T to Fund LNG Fuel Study for Canary Islands
December 4, 2014
EU funding will be used to assess the potential for LNG in various transportation and power applications on the islands....Full Article

New York DEC Announces New Size Limit on LNG Storage Facilities
October 30, 2014
Under new rules, only facilities with less than 70,000 gallons of LNG storage will be approved within the state....Full Article

German Energy Agency Supports Increased Usage of LNG Fuel in Trucking
October 16, 2014
Moving toward LNG as a fuel will help diversify the country’s energy supply, and reduce emissions, according to a recent report....Full Article

U.S. and Canada to Cooperate on Boosting Natural Gas Fuel Adoption
September 11, 2014
Working together on natural gas as fuel will be one of several areas of cooperation for both nations....Full Article

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

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