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
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

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


Fueling
Pivotal Signs LNG Sale Agreement with Carib
September 25, 2014
The LNG will be used to supply Puerto Rico via ISO containers....Full Article

State of Alaska Signs Concession Agreement with AIDEA for North Slope Plant
September 25, 2014
The agreement lays out the legal framework for the various aspects of the facility....Full Article

Plum Energy to Build LNG Fuel Plant for Alpha Natural Resources
September 25, 2014
The small-scale production plant will serve a mine’s growing fleet of trucks....Full Article

Mansfield Energy and Clean Energy Launch Bulk Fuel Hauler JV
September 18, 2014
The venture will target firms hauling fuel for various users specifically....Full Article

WesPac to Develop Port MacKenzie LNG Fuel Plant
September 11, 2014
The facility would primarily serve interior Alaska....Full Article


Technology
Clean Air Power Signs Letter of Intent for Gas Fueled Truck System with Truck Manufacturer
September 18, 2014
The agreement will have the company focus on developing its dual fuel solution for the South East Asian market....Full Article

Engine Control Technology Release ISX Dual Fuel Conversion Kit
September 11, 2014
The system has received EPA approval....Full Article

Iran Evaluates Small-Scale LNG for Domestic Supply
September 4, 2014
Small plants would be used to supplement the country’s existing gas pipeline network....Full Article

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


Regulatory
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

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


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