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
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

Florida East Coast Railway Planning LNG Fuel Trial
July 3, 2014
The test would include four locomotives and two tender cars....Full Article

NovaCopper Eyes Alaskan Merchant LNG to Support Mine
July 3, 2014
The firm is joining Wellgreen in pursuing supply from a new state-funded LNG plant....Full Article


Fueling
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.
...Full Article

Gulf Plans Pennsylvania Merchant Plant
July 24, 2014
The facility is planned to enter operation in 2015....Full Article


Technology
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

American Power Group Looking to Canada
July 31, 2014
The company will partner with Green Buffalo Fuel to market dual fuel solution. ...Full Article

Freightliner to add Cummins Westport Engine as Factory Option
July 31, 2014
The option will be available in 2015 for the 114SD severe duty truck model....Full Article

Bechtel Awarded Contract to Expand FortisBC Tilbury Plant
July 31, 2014
The peakshaving plant will play an expanding role in LNG fuel supply....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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