ZEUS LNG-FUELED VEHICLE REPORT
Industry Analysis
N. American LNG Fuel Supply Part 1: A Rising Tide Lifts All Merchant Plants
April 3, 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
Grupo Sousa Supplies Madeira Power Plant with Containerized LNG
April 17, 2014
The project utilized fourteen such containers to serve the Portuguese island....Full Article

Hawaii Gas Receives First Intermodal LNG Shipment
April 10, 2014
The cargo was brought in via conventional container vessel....Full Article

Some Residents Push Back on Whitehorse LNG Generator Proposal
April 3, 2014
Issues raised range from concerns on commercial aspects to issues with hydraulic fracturing....Full Article

Clean Energy Signs EJ Madison, Opens Oklahoma City and Amarillo Stations for UPS
April 3, 2014
The carrier will be hauling goods coast-to-coast, using Clean’s refueling infrastructure....Full Article

Hawaiian Electric Releases RFP for LNG Containers
March 27, 2014
The project could begin as early as 2016....Full Article


Fueling
Stabilis Announces Purchase of Encana Natural Gas Inc.
April 17, 2014
The purchase will combine two major players in the burgeoning LNG fuel supply market....Full Article

Aseagas to Build Bio-LNG Plant for Philippines
April 10, 2014
The facility will be used to provide bio-LNG to transportation customers....Full Article

Despite Government Mandated Rise in Gas Prices, ENN Continues Chinese Growth
April 3, 2014
The company will add an additional 100 LNG fueling stations to its 448 LNG and CNG stations this year....Full Article

Black & Veatch, Chemtex Start-up Three Chinese Plants
April 3, 2014
The facilities will supply LNG for applications including vehicles, industry, and more....Full Article

Shell Orders 3 LNG Fueling Stations for Chart
April 3, 2014
All three of the facilities will be put into operation in Holland....Full Article


Technology
CIMC Reports Major Growth on the Back of LNG Equipment
April 17, 2014
The energy equipment segment continues its “robust growth.”...Full Article

Westport Delivers First Rail Tender to CN
April 10, 2014
The tender is based on a well-car design....Full Article

Chart Announces New Bonus LNG Capacity Fuel Tank System
April 3, 2014
The new system will be available for model year 2015....Full Article

PACCAR Announces ISX 12 G Availability on New Models
March 27, 2014
The decision will include both LNG and CNG....Full Article

Blossman and BL Energie Form Class 8 Dual Fuel Conversion JV
March 20, 2014
The venture will focus on developing new dual fuel conversion systems for heavy-duty trucks....Full Article


Regulatory
EIA Projects LNG to Play Increasing Role in Rail Industry
April 17, 2014
In its expected case projections, EIA believes LNG will account for 35 percent of total freight rail energy consumption....Full Article

National Research Council Pushes for Natural Gas Fuel as Part of Next Level Fuel Economy
April 10, 2014
The council believes that natural gas should operate under separate standards from conventional fuels.

NCWM to Debate Measuring LNG and CNG by Mass or Volume
March 27, 2014
The outcome will have ramifications in how the fuel is dispensed....Full Article

President Pushes TIGER Grants in New Budget
February 27, 2014
The grants could have implications for LNG as a fuel....Full Article

California Senate to Consider LNG Fueling Bill
February 27, 2014
The legislation would make LNG and CNG more consumer-friendly. ...Full Article


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