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
Containerships Expands LNG Fueled Ship Order, Evaluates LNG Fueled Trucks
October 2, 2014
The firm is striving to become an environmentally sustainable shipper....Full Article

Iveco Receives Order for 50 LNG Fueled Trucks for LC3
October 2, 2014
The trucks will be used by an Italian firm for temperature controlled hauling....Full Article

FortisBC Evaluating Supplying LNG for Community Baseload in Revelstoke
September 25, 2014
The town’s existing propane supply system would be upgraded to use natural gas and LNG....Full Article

Kenan Expands LNG Fueled Fleet
September 18, 2014
The 24 new trucks will operate across the US Southwest....Full Article

BNSF's First LNG Fueled Locomotives Placed Into Revenue Service
September 18, 2014
The first four units have completed testing and are now preparing to enter regular service evaluation....Full Article


Fueling
Behctel Begins Construction on Peakshaver Expansion
October 23, 2014
The expanded plant will come online in 2016....Full Article

North Dakota LNG Fuel Plant Goes Online
October 16, 2014
The first phase of capacity at the plant is already producing fuel for customers....Full Article

Kochi Terminal Begins Supply LNG Fuel via Trailer
October 16, 2014
Primary targets for the supply include various off-pipeline facilities....Full Article

Elengy Conducts First Truck Loading at Fos Tonkin Terminal
October 9, 2014
The import terminal joins the Montoir terminal is taking up a fuel supply role. ...Full Article

EVOL LNG Wins Contract to Supply Saracen Mine
October 9, 2014
LNG will be used to support remote power supply for the Carouse Dam mine....Full Article


Technology
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

Cosmodyne to Provide Liquefaction Unit for New Jersey Peakshaver Upgrade
October 16, 2014
The project will add liquefaction capacity to a preexisting facility....Full Article

APG Releases New Dual Fuel Stationary Engine Solution
October 9, 2014
The S4000 Series will be able to utilize a wider range of gas types....Full Article

Volvo Pauses LNG Fueled Engine Development
October 2, 2014
The move is reportedly in response to the slow pace of infrastructure development in North America....Full Article


Regulatory
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

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


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