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Allianz to invest in Finnish green hydrogen and power-to-gas developer Ren-Gas; sector coupling

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Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz insurance companies, has signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Ren-Gas Oy , a green hydrogen and power-to-gas project developer based in Finland.

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PACCAR to offer Cummins X15N natural gas engine in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks

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PACCAR will work with Cummins to offer the new Cummins X15N natural gas engine ( earlier post ) in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. The X15N is the first natural gas engine to be designed specifically for heavy-duty truck applications with up to 500 horsepower output.

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Chevron, Cummins team on renewable natural gas engine demonstration with Walmart

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Chevron USA, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, announced definitive agreements to supply fuel linked to renewable natural gas for a Walmart Inc. demonstration of Cummins’s new 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks ( earlier post ).

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Wärtsilä gas engines to burn 100% hydrogen

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The technology group Wärtsilä is developing the combustion process in its gas engines to enable them to burn 100% hydrogen fuel. Wärtsilä has researched hydrogen as a fuel for 20 years, and has tested its engines with blends of up to 60% hydrogen and 40% natural gas.

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CoorsTek proton ceramic membranes produce hydrogen from ammonia, natural gas or biogas

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Our work shows that protonic membranes can make hydrogen from ammonia, natural gas and biogas so efficiently that hydrogen fuel cell cars will have lower carbon footprint than electric cars charged from the electricity grid. Ammonia Biomethane / RNG Hydrogen Production Materials Natural Gas

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EIA: Petroleum and natural gas will be the most-used fuels in the US through 2050

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In this case—which reflects only current laws and regulations—renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy source through 2050, while petroleum remains the largest share of energy consumption throughout that period, followed by natural gas.

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Hyliion and Cummins optimizing Cummins ISX12N natural gas engine as generator for Hypertruck ERX powertrain

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Hyliion and Cummins are partnering to optimize the Cummins natural gas engine as the generator for the Hyliion Hypertruck ERX powertrain ( earlier post ). Start of production for the Hypertruck ERX with the ISX12N Cummins natural gas power is anticipated to begin in late 2023.

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New Fraunhofer membrane technology enables co-transport of hydrogen and natural gas

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have developed a membrane technology for the energy-efficient and economic separation of hydrogen from natural gas. The HYPOS project partners are pursuing the idea, among other approaches, of transporting hydrogen along with natural gas.

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EIA: record US natural gas demand this winter led to largest storage withdrawal in four years

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Net withdrawals of natural gas from US storage totaled 2,264 billion cubic feet (Bcf) this winter (November 2021 through March 2022). During the heating season, natural gas must be drawn from storage to meet this excess of demand over supply. Market Background Natural Gas

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Cummins to introduce 15-liter natural gas engine for North America; basis for hydrogen engine under development

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will bring to market a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks. The 15-liter natural gas engine is an important part of Cummins strategy for its path to zero emissions. Emissions Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen Natural GasCummins Inc.

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EIA: proved reserves of US natural gas established a new record; oil reserves increased by 16% at the end of 2021

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In 2021, proved reserves of natural gas set a new record in the United States, and proved reserves of crude oil and lease condensate increased, but not quite to pre-pandemic levels, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Market Background Natural Gas Oil

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Nacero awards 20-year wind power purchase agreement to NextEra for natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas

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The Penwell facility will produce Nacero Blue Gasoline made from natural gas using renewable power and carbon capture and Nacero Green Gasoline made from renewable natural gas and captured flare gas. Renewable natural gas. Beneficial use for flared natural gas.

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Plus and Cummins to develop first autonomous natural gas trucks; deployment in 2022

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Plus (formerly Plus.ai), a leading company in self-driving truck technology, announced a new initiative with global engine manufacturer Cummins to develop the industry’s first driver-in, supervised autonomous trucks powered by natural gas.

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Snam and Baker Hughes test world’s first hydrogen blend turbine for gas networks

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Baker Hughes and Snam have successfully completed testing of the world’s first “hybrid” hydrogen turbine designed for a gas network. The test paves the way to implement adoption of hydrogen blended with natural gas in Snam’s current transmission network infrastructure.

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New VW Golf now available to order with natural gas drive

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The new VW Golf is now also available in certain markets with natural gas drive: the Golf TGI is equipped with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 96 kW / 130 PS and three natural gas fuel tanks. kg of natural gas per 100 kilometers in combination with CO 2 emissions of 117–111 g/km.

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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Anheuser-Busch is transitioning more than 180 trucks—representing approximately 30% of its dedicated fleet—to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Louis to fleets powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines. Biomethane / RNG Fleets Heavy-duty Natural Gas

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Cummins completes 50% acquisition of Momentum Fuel Technologies; JV to focus on natural gas solutions

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The joint venture between Rush Enterprises and Cummins will seek to enhance production of near-zero emissions natural gas powertrains by manufacturing Cummins-branded natural gas fuel delivery systems for the commercial vehicle market in North America. The new company combines the strengths of Momentum Fuel Technologies’ compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel delivery systems and Cummins’ powertrain expertise. Engines Market Background Natural GasCummins Inc.

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Werner Enterprises and Cummins partner to integrate Cummins’ 15L natural gas and hydrogen engines

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announced that Werner will begin validation and integration of Cummins’ recently announced 15-liter natural gas and 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines in its vehicles ( earlier post ). Cummins will begin integrating these new powertrains in Werner trucks in the second half of 2022, starting with the 15-liter natural gas product. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen Natural GasWerner Enterprises, a premier transportation and logistics provider, and Cummins Inc.

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Aker Solutions awarded subsea gas compression contract for Jansz-Io

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Aker Solutions has been awarded a major contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to provide a subsea gas compression system for the Jansz-Io field, offshore Western Australia. The scope covers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the all-electric subsea gas compression system.

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Ozinga Energy and Ingevity to field adsorbed natural gas bi-fuel pickup

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Ingevity and Ozinga Energy are partnering to begin a field demonstration of adsorbed natural gas (ANG) bi-fuel pickup trucks. Developed by Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. V8 with CNG prep kit, set up for bi-fuel (gasoline/natural gas) operation. Fuels Materials Natural Gas

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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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This award marks the first Advanced Class Gas Turbines in the industry specifically designed and purchased as part of a comprehensive plan to sequentially transition from coal, to natural gas and finally to renewable hydrogen fuel, and creates a roadmap for the global industry to follow.

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DOE to award up to $32M to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas sector

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $32 million in funding ( DE-FOA-0002616 ) toward the research and development of new monitoring, measurement, and mitigation technologies to help detect, quantify, and reduce methane emissions across oil and natural gas producing regions of the United States. Climate Change Emissions Market Background Natural Gas Oil

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Transform Materials plasma process converts abundant natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene

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Transform Materials has developed a novel and sustainable microwave plasma reactor process to convert natural gas into high-value hydrogen and acetylene, thereby opening up a new pathway for green chemical manufacturing. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural Gas

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European HYFLEXPOWER project to demo first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine

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The purpose of this project is to prove that hydrogen can be produced and stored from renewable electricity and then added up to 100% to the natural gas currently used with combined heat and power plants. Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Power Generation Power-to-Gas

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Noble Gas Systems demonstrates latest generation of conformable tanks for high-pressure gases

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Noble Gas Systems, a startup founded to create safe, conformable, lightweight compressed gas storage and delivery systems, has demonstrated its latest generation of conformable gas tanks, which can be configured into existing vehicle architectures.

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The Impact of Gas Price Trends on Vehicle Choice

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When gas prices are on the rise, it had a big impact on the type of vehicles that people were buying. The Cost of Gas Has a Big Impact on Vehicle Choice. With gas prices always fluctuating, it can be difficult to predict how much you’ll need to spend on fuel each month.

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EIA: high prices for natural gas this winter as global consumption remains high and inventories low

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The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects higher-than-average natural gas prices globally as demand remains high this winter in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and inventories remain low. According to EIA’s September 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) , the US natural gas spot price at the Henry Hub will continue to climb this winter, reaching a monthly average of $9.10 EIA expects demand for natural gas to remain high despite high prices for the commodity.

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ARPA-E to award INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines $2.2M for emissions reduction technology demonstration project

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INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines has been selected to receive more than $2.2 The program aims to reduce emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries and promote innovation and manufacturing of new technologies to achieve climate goals. ARPA-E Emissions Engines Natural Gas

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EPA proposes new rulemaking for sharp cuts in methane emissions from oil and gas industry

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing comprehensive new regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry—including, for the first time, reductions from existing sources nationwide. Emissions Market Background Natural Gas Oil Regulations

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Australia’s Jemena to supply green hydrogen to Hyundai from 2021; Green Gas project

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Jemena has committed, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Australia and Coregas, to produce and deliver hydrogen gas to Hyundai’s Macquarie Park headquarters from early 2021. Jemena’s Managing Director, Frank Tudor, said the deal will make hydrogen gas generated from solar and wind power available to the vehicle industry. Jemena is an $11.5-billion company that owns and manages some of Australia’s most significant gas and electricity assets.

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C-Zero raises $11.5M Series A to produce clean hydrogen from natural gas via methane pyrolysis

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a pioneer in natural gas decarbonization, recently raised $11.5 The funding will accelerate the first commercial-scale deployment of C-Zero’s drop-in decarbonization technology, which will allow industrial natural gas consumers to avoid producing CO 2 in applications such as electrical generation, process heating and the production of commodity chemicals such as hydrogen and ammonia. Emissions Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Natural GasC-Zero Inc.,

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Why gas stations should add EV chargers?

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With growing concerns about environmental friendliness and escalating natural gas prices, more and more consumers are looking for alternatives. Benefits of adding EV chargers to gas stations. There are many benefits to adding electric vehicle charging stations to gas stations.

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Sinopec proves 100-billion-cubic-meter natural gas reserve in Sichuan Basin

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Sinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation) has proved another 34.029 billion cubic meters of natural gas at the Zhongjiang Gas Field, bringing the total known natural gas reserves in the Sichuan Basin to 106.1 The Zhongjiang Gas Field (Zhongjiang County of Deyang City) main gas reservoir has a depth of 2,000-3,000 meters and covers an area of 404.9 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in 2019, 8% higher than in 2018.

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KIT team produces synthetic natural gas from waste wood; used in natural gas vehicles

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Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have successfully produced renewable methane from a biomass-based synthesis gas mixture in their pilot plant for methanation using a new honeycomb catalyst. The quality of this synthetic natural gas (SNG) is comparable to that of fossil natural gas and can be used as fuel in cogeneration and heating plants as well as in cars or trucks. Biogas facilities produce renewable gas mainly by fermenting biological waste.

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Aramco awards $10B in contracts for vast Jafurah shale gas field development

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In late November, the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) announced the start of development of the vast Jafurah unconventional gas field, the largest non-associated gas field in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With an estimated 200 trillion standard cubic feet of gas in place, the Jafurah basin hosts the largest liquid-rich shale gas play in the Middle East. It will make Saudi Arabia one of the world’s largest natural gas producers.

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Omnitek Engineering receives EURO VI-E certification for 13-liter natural gas engine

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has received EURO VI-E certification for its OT13 heavy-duty natural gas engine. Emissions Engines Natural Gas RegulationsOmnitek Engineering Corp.

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BASF partners with China BlueChemical and Wuhuan Engineering to develop new technology for use of CO2-rich marine gas

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BASF has signed a joint development agreement with China BlueChemical Limited Company, a leading natural gas producer, and the chemical engineering company Wuhuan Engineering Co., to promote low-carbon development and utilization of marine gas resources. In the Dongfang Industrial Park of Hainan Province, China BlueChemical extracts large quantities of such offshore natural gas (marine gas) from gas fields in the South China Sea.

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Department of Interior awards initial $560M to 24 states to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells

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The Department of the Interior awarded an initial $560 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 24 states to begin work to plug, cap and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells. Infrastructure Market Background Natural Gas OilEligible states have indicated that there are more than 10,000 high-priority well sites across the country ready for immediate remediation efforts, with more lined up for future action.

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ARPA-E awarding $33M to 10 projects for natural gas pipeline retrofitting: REPAIR

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REPAIR teams will develop natural gas transmission pipeline retrofitting technology to rehabilitate existing cast iron and bare steel pipes by creating new, robust pipes inside of old ones. Natural gas is a crucial energy source for 75 million American households and businesses. REPAIR teams will develop technology that enables gas utilities to update their distribution systems at low cost and continue to reliably service commercial and residential gas delivery needs nationwide.

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LanzaTech’s waste gas-to-SAF facility receives £25M from UK Department for Transport

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With the funding, Project DRAGON will complete engineering and the project development in collaboration with Fluor Corporation and Technip Energies, required to reach a final investment decision (FID) for the entire waste gas to SAF project.

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Volkswagen adds third tank to Polo and Golf natural gas models; new TGI engine for Golf

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Volkswagen has equipped its natural gas models of the Polo TGI and Golf TGI with a third natural gas tank made of specially coated, high-strength steel. liters and extends the natural gas storage to 91.5 kg natural gas over 100 kilometers, and CO 2 emissions of just 98–95 g/km. An even better CO 2 balance can be achieved by fueling with biomethane or e-gas. Furthermore, natural gas generally combusts with less emissions than gasoline or diesel.

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New study confirms extensive gas leaks in the North Sea; recommends stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells

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Researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel have found that considerable quantities of the greenhouse gas methane escape uncontrolled into the water from abandoned oil and gas wells in the North Sea. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Oil Ports and Marine

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Cummins introduces new heavy-duty natural gas powertrain: ISX12N + Endurant HD N

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announced that the ISX12N+Endurant HD N powertrain from its Integrated power portfolio is now available for heavy-duty customers, delivering a fully integrated natural gas powertrain. Cummins Inc. and Cummins Westport Inc.

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