NGS’ NG/LNG SNAPSHOT – July 1-15, 2023

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City Gas Distribution & Auto LPG

Torrent Power begins pilot on blending green H2 in CGD network

AHMEDABAD: In a major push towards green energy adoption, integrated power utility major, Torrent Power Limited, on Monday announced that it has initiated a pilot project to blend green hydrogen with natural gas in its city gas distribution (CGD) network. The pilot project, which is based on alkaline electrolysers, is expected to complete in the next eight months and will blend some 2.5% green hydrogen into its CGD network.


This Gorakhpur based pilot project for Torrent Gas will be one of the largest private sector blending projects in India.. “Through this initiative, Torrent has taken the first step towards incorporating GH2 in its business operations and, coupled with its strong presence in renewable energy, is looking to grow as a leading end to end GH2 solution provider to industrial and commercial players in India. In addition, export oriented green ammonia development is also being envisaged as a growth avenue for the company with active interests in multiple states,” the company said in a statement.

Torrent Power at present has an installed power generation capacity of 4.1 GW comprising clean generation resources including 2.7 GW in gas and 1.07 GW in renewables including solar and wind power generation. Besides, the company also has a renewable power generation capacity of 0.7 GW under different stages of development. Torrent Power is also working on other green energy pathways of Pumped Hydro Storage and Green Hydrogen.Torrent Power is one of the largest power companies in India with presence across the entire power value chain of generation, transmission, and distribution.


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Trials on for Chennai’s first batch of piped natural gas connections to an apartment

Torrent Gas Chennai Pvt. Ltd. says pipelines were being laid wherever required and so far, it has received 3,000 registrations in Chennai with those living in individual houses as well as apartments showing interest in it


Trial has begun at 55 houses at an apartment in Anna Nagar in Chennai for the supply of piped natural gas (PNG). These are the first batch of domestic natural gas connections provided in the city. It has been over a month now since the trial run began with the company laying the pipelines at the 16-floor apartment.

Pradeep Sampath, a resident on the ninth floor of the complex, said that they were comfortable with the connection. “They refused to conceal the pipelines saying that it is a Government of India norm. With natural gas, we don’t have the issue of soot formation on the utensils,” he said.

  1. Sitharthan, vice-president (Operations), Torrent Gas Chennai Pvt. Ltd., said that pipelines were laid wherever required. So far, over 3,000 registrations had been made in Chennai and those living in individual houses and apartments had evinced interest. “Since the price of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) supplied via pipelines is lower than that of the LPG, more consumers are coming forward to sign up,” he said. Torrent is working on laying pipelines in Chennai, Tiruvallur, and Nagapattinam, where around 250 houses are using PNG as cooking fuel, and in Karaikal. The company supplies CNG to 65 fuel outlets.  

Prakasam Jagan, chief executive officer, Chennai region, Ozone group, said the advantage with PNG was that the consumers received meter reading on WhatsApp. It is a safe fuel. Several apartment owners in the city had signed up for the connections, he added.

Indian Oil Corporation, which is laying pipelines in Coimbatore, Salem, Madurai, Thoothukudi and Krishnagiri, supplies CNG to 45 fuel outlets. It is laying pipelines for providing domestic connections.  

AG&P Pratham, which is working in Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Ranipet, Ramanthapuram and Tirupattur, has so far provided 361 active domestic connections and provided PNG connections to nine industries.

Vinukumar Balakrishnan, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, said that the company started its activation of domestic PNG connections from May after notification of the State’s City Gas Distribution Policy. The number of active customers is likely to increase rapidly in the next few months, he added.

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CNG to be available at 20 more fuel stns in Patna

Patna: In view of the ban on diesel-run city buses in Patna, Danapur, Khagaul and Phulwarisharif from September 30 midnight, the transport department has geared up to ensure regular supply of compressed natural gas (CNG) to 20 more fuel stations in the city by 2024. At present, only four fuel stations have this facility.


Transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal said, “Diesel-run city buses emit more toxic pollution which adversely affects the health of the citizens and largely impact the environment. In view of public safety and environment protection, the operation of diesel buses would be banned in a phased manner. In future, it can be extended to other areas of Patna district and across the state.”

He said, “The operation of CNG buses in city will reduce the pollution level. The buses will be operated on the designated routes and those operating currently in city area can be shifted to other routes outside the city area. The department has directed the petroleum companies for laying wide network of CNG pipelines in order to avoid long queues of CNG vehicles at fuel stations.”

Agarwal said the diesel powered autos were already banned in Patna. “Now, in order to replace diesel buses, the state government is providing 30% subsidy or Rs 7.5 lakh, whichever is higher on each CNG bus to be purchased under the ‘Bihar Clean Fuel Scheme-2023’. Under this scheme, 38 beneficiaries were selected on Thursday in Patna district. A total of 121 such beneficiaries will be selected in the district,” he added.

Ganesh Kumar alias Bittu, general secretary of Patna City Bus Service Association, said, “It is not feasible for the owners to buy a 32-seat CNG bus, which costs around Rs 31.5 lakh, while a 24-seat costs Rs 26 lakh. The government will give a subsidy of only Rs 7.5 lakh, but the rest amount will have to be paid in an installment of around Rs 40, 000 per month. We have requested the government to give a grace period of six months, but it has not been provided yet,” he added.

Rajkumar Jha of All India Workers Road Transport Association said the government has already banned 9000 diesel powered auto-rickshaws. “Subsidies have been given for only 1000 autos. Now the 4000 diesel powered autos will not be allowed to ply in the city from October 1. The families of the transporters will suffer a lot with this decision of the government,” he added.

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Adani-Total Gas Ltd To Invest Rs 20,000 Crore In 8-10 Years To Expand City Gas 

Adani Total Gas Ltd, the joint venture of billionaire Gautam Adani’s group and French energy giant TotalEnergies, will invest Rs 18,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore in the next 8 to 10 years to expand infrastructure for retailing CNG to automobiles and piping gas to households and industries, its CFO said.


The company retails CNG to automobiles and pipes gas to household kitchens for cooking purposes in 52 licences that cover 124 districts of the country.

It has 460 CNG stations in the country and about 7 lakh consumers of its piped cooking gas. It is looking to expand its network of CNG stations as well as a pipeline network that takes the gas to household kitchens and industries, to tap into the country’s growing appetite for cleaner fuel.

In the company’s latest annual report, Adani Total Gas Ltd (ATGL) chief financial officer Parag Parikh said the company invested over Rs 1,150 crore in 2022-23 (April 2022 to March 2023) for creating additional infrastructure.

From a long-term perspective, we continue to be optimistic of gas prospects. There is a larger priority to moderate pollution as gas remains a preferred clean energy source with high user safety, customer trust and delivery convenience, Parikh said. The firm is looking at investing more in creating infrastructure and expanding its network.

For our city gas distribution (CGD) business, we intend to invest around Rs 18,000-20,000 crore in the next to 8-10 years to build infrastructure that widens our customer base and sustains revenue growth, he said.

AGTL CEO Suresh P Manglani said the firm’s strategy is to fast-track steel pipeline laying and build CNG stations faster across the licenses where it operates for early monetization.

I am happy to share that your company is going to build over 1,800 CNG stations in the next 7-10 years and committed to connecting every home across all our geographical areas (GAs) desiring to have cleaner and greener piped natural gas in their kitchen, he said.

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Natural Gas/ Pipelines/ Company News


Haryana to provide CNG, PNG through pipelines

The Haryana government is working on a plan to provide CNG and PNG through pipelines for domestic, commercial and industrial consumers.


At a review meeting with officers and representatives of gas agencies to discuss the development of a structural framework, Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal on Monday said gas agencies should establish area wise targets and develop a structural framework within a specified timeframe.

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Tunnelling of Barauni-Guwahati gas pipeline project completed

Guwahati: The micro-tunnelling for GAIL-executed Barauni-Guwahati gas pipeline project has come to an end with the completion of a vital line under the confluence of three rivers in Chirang district of Assam, a press release said on Monday.


Tunnelling was concluded under the confluence of Kanamakra, Aie and Manas rivers of the Gas Pipeline, which is a part of Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project.

The breakthrough of the micro-tunnel boring machine was achieved by Ace Energy Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, a part of the Mumbai-based Ace Pipeline Group, on July 2, the release said.

Ace Energy has completed construction of a tunnel of diameter 1600 mm across 1200 m at a depth of 11-12 meters under the river bed. The river is flowing up to its brim for the past three months owing to the flooding in its upper reaches in Bhutan, the release said.

The construction crew are expected to install the 24-inch carbon steel pipeline to transport natural gas in this tunnel in the next few weeks. On completion it will serve as a final link to complete a 1600-km network of gas pipelines from Barauni to Guwahati, and further from Guwahati to Numaligarh after crossing major rivers like Subansiri and Brahmaputra.

The Bihar portion of the gas pipeline was completed in April this year, connecting six districts of the eastern state to the national gas grid, it said. The gas pipeline is a part of extension of Urja Ganga Project which will bring natural gas connectivity from Guwahati to Numaligarh and all towns and cities of the northeast.

K B Singh, the executive director (eastern region), GAIL (India) Ltd, said, “The breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine is a culmination of months of back-breaking hard work, with the front line crew working 24×7 in rain and hail and the efforts of project managers, designers and countless other faces behind the scenes who ensured that the front-end crew will succeed.”

As part of the Centre’s Hydrocarbon Vision 2030, the gas grid project will connect the eight northeastern states to the national gas grid through the Barauni-Guwahati Gas Pipeline as part of the Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project. PTI

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PNGRB proposes Jammu-Srinagar natural gas pipeline

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has proposed building a natural gas pipeline between Jammu and Srinagar to help meet the energy needs in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir.


The downstream regulator has begun a public consultation for the proposed pipeline and sought comments from all stakeholders within a month on the route as well as carrying capacity.The proposed pipeline will connect with Gurdaspur-Jammu natural gas pipeline and also receive gas through that.

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Sikkim: Natural gas pipeline project inaugurated in Pakyong

The project aims to connect the state capitals, major cities, and demand centres of the eight North Eastern States at an estimated cost of Rs 9265 crore


Pakyong: The ground-breaking ceremony for North East Grid Natural Gas Pipeline Project in Pakyong district on Friday. The event organised by Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited had the attendance of Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya.

The ceremony commenced with a bhumi pujan (ground-breaking ritual) with symbolic welding of the pipeline, marking a significant milestone in the project’s progress.

Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL), a joint venture company of five Petroleum PSUs, namely IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL, and NRL, is implementing the North East Gas Grid Project. The project aims to connect the state capitals, major cities, and demand centres of the eight North Eastern States at an estimated cost of Rs 9265 crore.

The North East Gas Grid will be linked to the National Gas Grid, ensuring a consistent natural gas supply to all northeastern states. The Siliguri-Gangtok section of the pipeline will span a length of 197 km, with 47 km falling within Sikkim, starting from the Reshi Border and concluding at Ranipool near Saramsa Garden. The pipeline in Sikkim will follow the route of NH 717A, ensuring efficient connectivity and accessibility.

During his address, the Governor expressed his wholehearted support and assured the cooperation of the Government of Sikkim for the successful implementation of the North East Grid Natural Gas (NEGG) Project in the state. He acknowledged the tremendous opportunities that the project would bring, particularly in terms of accelerated industrial growth.

Highlighting the environmental benefits of natural gas as a clean fuel, the Governor emphasised its role in maintaining a cleaner environment with minimal carbon emissions. He underscored the significance of adopting clean energy sources to safeguard the well-being of future generations. Furthermore, he stated that natural gas would contribute to the overall development and improved quality of life for the citizens of Sikkim, promoting rapid progress and prosperity.

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Policy Matters/ Gas Pricing/ Others

City gas auction in works for J&K, Ladakh, North East

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is planning to auction city gas distribution licences for north-eastern states and the union territories of Ladakh, and Jammu & Kashmir. The PNGRB is in the process of finalising the areas for the 12th city gas bidding round.


It has drawn up a tentative list of areas for which licenses will be auctioned and has sought views from the stakeholders, according to a notification on the website of the regulator. The proposed list of areas includes Arunachal, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, J&K and Ladakh.

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Cabinet approves state biofuels policy

PATNA: The state cabinet on Tuesday approved Bihar Biofuels Production Promotion Policy, 2023, which will pave the way for production of compressed biogas (CBG) apart from ethanol in the state. Firms or individuals interested in setting up CBG units in Bihar can start applying for taking the benefits of the new policy after its notification and till June 30 next year.


CBG is produced from biomass and waste sources like agricultural residue, cattle dung, sugar cane press mud, municipal solid waste and sewage treatment plant waste among others. As per Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) Scheme of the Centre, CBG has properties almost similar to CNG. Hence, a vehicle running on CNG can be filled with CBG without any modification.

“The new policy will allow production of CBG apart from ethanol. Setting up of CBG plants will help in climate conservation, reduce importation of natural gas and create employment. It will also give an opportunity to choose a cleaner fuel at economical rates,” state industries minister Sameer Mahaseth told TOI.

Biofuel units to get benefits like ethanol

C BG consists of methane (90%) and other gases like carbon dioxide (less than 4%). The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, through a gazette notification in June, 2015, has permitted CBG for motor vehicles as CNG alternative. SATAT envisages setting up 5,000 CBG units in the country by 2024-25.
As per a study by IIT Guwahati, India has potential to produce 80,000 tonnes per day of compressed biogas, replacing 50% of the current diesel use in transport. “Under the Ethanol Production Promotion Policy, 2021, incentives were being given to the units producing ethanol only. However, the biofuels policy will allow production of CBG as well in the state by availing the same benefits as the ethanol production promotion policy,” director (industries) Pankaj Dixit told TOI.

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IGX traded gas volumes at over 1.62 mmBtu in June

New Delhi: Indian Gas Exchange (IGX) on Wednesday said its platform traded 16,22,100 million British thermal unit (mBtu), or around 41 million metric standard cubic meters (mmscm), of gas volumes in June. Volumes were up 91% sequentially due to increase in spot buying interest from buyers amid correction in global gas prices.


At 6,66,500 mmBtu, IGX traded a record single-day domestic ceiling price gas at $10.6/mmBtu during the month, it added.

 According to the company, a total of 47 trades were executed during the month. The maximum number of trades executed in Monthly contracts was 15, followed by Daily & weekly contracts of 12 and 11 trades respectively.

The most active delivery point for free market gas was Dahej and domestic ceiling price gas was traded at Gadimoga. Other trading delivery points were- Mhaskal, Hazira, Suvali, and Ankot.

“GIXI (Gas Index of India) for June 2023 was ₹879 /$10.6 per MMBtu, lower by 7% last month. Different spot gas benchmark prices recorded were: HH at $2.4/MMBtu, TTF at $10 /MMBtu, whereas LNG benchmark indices were: WIM 11.5 $/MMBtu,“ reads a statement.

“IGX traded a total of 666,500 MMBtu domestic ceiling price gas at below ceiling price at Rs. 860 (volume weighted average price) during the month, complying with MoPNG notification dated 13.01.2023. Priority sector allocation in Ceiling Price gas were, CGD (CNG + PNG) – 6% and others (CGD (I&C), Marketers) – 94%,“ it added.

IGX presently offers delivery-based trade in six different contracts such as Day-Ahead, Daily, Weekday, Weekly, Fortnightly and Monthly under which the trade can be executed for six consecutive months.

The gas trade takes place at the multiple delivery points such as — Dahej, Hazira, Ankot, Mhaskal, Bhadhbhut, Dabhol, KG Basin, Gadimoga, Suvali. It covers six regional gas hubs, namely, western hub, southern hub, eastern hub, central hub, northern hub, and north eastern hub across India.

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LNG Use / LNG Development and Shipping

India considers floating LNG storage units at key ports

Other nations such as Nicaragua, the Philippines, Ghana and Ecuador have also embraced this strategy. The Government of India is considering a proposal to use floating storage units (FSUs) to dispense liquefied natural gas (LNG) to trucks inside ports, reported the Economic Times.


The proposals will serve as a road map for the construction of LNG storage facilities at nine significant ports under the administrative supervision of the Shipping Ministry.

LNG terminals are already present close to Deendayal Port, Chennai, Cochin Port, and Kamarajar Port.

The Shipping Ministry has administrative jurisdiction over large ports, while state governments and their maritime boards oversee the remaining ports (non-major).

As per the plan, the FSU provides the flexibility to utilise the same ship as an LNG carrier for the initial period when gas send-outs are low.

“Capital investment is low and this saves LNG chartering cost for the initial few lean years,” a senior government official told the publication.

Installing a tank and adding extra regasification capacity makes converting to a land-based terminal simple once natural gas consumption increases at these ports.

The source added that other nations such as Nicaragua, the Philippines, Ghana, and Ecuador have also embraced this strategy.

These initiatives are consistent with India’s ambitions, outlined in the Harit Sagar Green Port Guidelines 2023, to decarbonise its ports.

The guidelines’ main objectives are to limit waste through the practices of reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycling, to attain zero-waste discharge from port operations and to encourage monitoring based on environmental performance indicators.

Additionally, they are in line with the National Green Hydrogen Mission’s port-related objectives as well as the creation of green hydrogen facilities, LNG bunkering and offshore wind energy.

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IOCL to set up LNG stations in Tamil Nadu for transition to clean fuels

He also said the Indian Oil corporation’s venture into green hydrogen is at a conceptual stage. CHENNAI: Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) is helping Tamil Nadu transition to clean fuels by setting up six liquefied natural gas (LNG) dispensing stations in the state. This would mean that the state would now have additional green fuel in the form of LNG for commercial vehicles.


Addressing the first press meet of Indian Oil Corporation after Covid,  V C Asokan, Executive Director and state head for Indian Oil (Tamil Nadu & Puducherry), on Thursday said the six LNG stations in Ponneri, Othakadai, Namakkal, Coimbatore, Koneripalli and Sriperumbudur would be providing LNG an alternative to diesel which will be useful for long haul vehicles.

Asokan said that LNG filled trucks could travel up to 600km to 800km. He said the dispensing station in Sriperumbudur is functioning on a pilot basis. The six stations are likely to be inaugurated in the next few months. Talks are on with Ashok Leyland, Dalmia Cement and other entities to use the fuel.

Asokan also said that Indian Oil Corporation has invested Rs 54,000 crore in projects across Tamil Nadu, one of the largest in the country. These projects are likely to be completed in the next four to five years. 

These include a nine million metric tonne per annum grassroots refinery worth Rs 35,580 crore in Nagapattinam, and a gas pipeline from Ennore to Thoothukudi carrying Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) among others. The pipeline, considered to be the lifeline of the state, will transport five million metric tonnes per annum gas from LNG storage and regasification terminal at Ennore and supply it to industries across the state.

The other projects include the world’s second-largest integrated lube complex at Ammulvoyyal village in Chennai, at a cost of Rs 1,398 crore and a new oil terminal at Vallur at a cost of Rs 724 crore which is likely to be completed in December next year. He also said the Indian Oil corporation’s venture into green hydrogen is at a conceptual stage.

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LNG-filled trucks can travel 600 km to 800 km

This would mean that the state would now have additional green fuel in the form of LNG for commercial vehicles. V C Asokan, Executive Director and state head for IOCL, said LNG filled trucks could travel up to 600 km to 800 km.


India explores building liquefaction units in Iraq to convert flared gas into LNG

India already has strong ties with Iraq, particularly in energy trade with Baghdad being a top source of Delhi’s crude oil imports.


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India has initiated exploratory talks with Iraq to assess the possibility of building facilities to liquefy natural gas that is flared at the West Asian country’s oil and gas facilities, and transporting it as liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India, a senior government official said.

The proposal came up during last month’s India-Iraq Joint Commission Meeting in Delhi. India already has strong ties with Iraq, particularly in energy trade with Baghdad being a top source of Delhi’s crude oil imports.

Put simply, gas flaring refers to burning of unwanted and unutilised associated natural gas that is produced during oil production and other processes in the oil industry. A major oil and gas producer, Iraq is one of the biggest gas flaring countries as it lacks facilities to capture and process the gas to convert it into fuels or export it as LNG.

“Iraq flares a lot of natural gas and we are a large importer of gas. So, we are exploring if our companies can set up plants in Iraq to liquefy that gas into LNG,” said the official, who did not wish to be identified. As per estimates by global agencies, Iraq flares around 50 million standard cubic metres per day (mscmd) of natural gas. In 2022-23, India’s LNG imports stood at 19.9 million tonnes, which is equivalent to 71.6 mscmd of natural gas.

Over the past couple of years, Iraq has committed in international fora that it will make efforts to reduce gas flaring at its facilities, given that flaring leads to high intensity pollution and waste or precious natural resources. Meanwhile, Indian gas companies, particularly GAIL (India) Ltd and Petronet LNG Ltd have been scouting for opportunities to set up or invest in gas liquefaction plants in other countries.

The official quoted above, however, did not name the Indian companies that may be looking at building liquefaction facilities in Iraq. The estimated timelines are also not clear, considering various impediments, particularly the security situation in Iraq.

India depends on imports to meet about half of its natural gas requirement. India, like many other countries, views natural gas as a key transition fuel as it makes efforts to accelerate its move to green energy. The Narendra Modi government has set an objective to increase the share of natural gas in India’s primary energy mix to 15 per cent by 2030 from a little over 6 per cent at present. This means that India’s natural gas demand is likely to grow considerably over the next few years, which in turn means that imports will also increase substantially.

Indian oil and gas companies, therefore, have been looking at inking more long-term deals for LNG, while also exploring opportunities to participate in overseas gas liquefaction and LNG export projects. This assumes significance in the backdrop of volatility in global gas and LNG prices following the post-pandemic recovery in demand. The situation was further aggravated by the war in Ukraine, which led to massive ramifications for global energy markets.

As per a September 2022 report by Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), 143 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas was flared globally in 2021, which is roughly equivalent to the total volume of natural gas imported into Germany, France, and the Netherlands. “This resulted in the direct release of 270 mt (million tonnes) of CO2 (carbon dioxide) and nearly 8 mt of methane (240 mt CO2-equivalent) into the atmosphere, plus black soot and other greenhouse gases,” the IEA reports said.

“Five countries (Russia, Iraq, Iran, the United States, and Algeria) accounted for more than half of all volumes flared globally in 2021. With natural gas prices at historic highs, gas flaring is an extraordinary waste of economic value (as much as $55 billion per year at a price of $10 per MBtu) alongside its negative impacts on climate change and human health. Reducing flaring and bringing this gas to market could offer relief to very tight gas markets and, in many cases, could do so faster than investing in new supply,” the IEA added.


Electric Mobility/ Hydrogen/Bio-Methane

Minister R. K. Singh to inaugurate International Conference on Green Hydrogen (ICGH 2023) In New Delhi

The Government of India is organizing an International Conference on Green Hydrogen (ICGH-2023) during 5th – 7th July 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, to bring together the global scientific, policy, academic and industrial leaders to discuss recent advances and emerging technologies in the entire green hydrogen value chain. The conference will enable the sector stakeholders to explore the evolving green hydrogen landscape and innovation-driven solutions in the sector, thus strengthening the sustainability ecosystem of the sector.


The conference is being organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy Shri R. K. Singh will inaugurate the Conference in New Delhi tomorrow, July 5, 2023, in presence of Union Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Rameshwar Teli. Shri Hardeep Puri, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing & Urban Affairs, and Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions; Atomic Energy and Space will address the valedictory session.

Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Prof. Ajay K Sood; Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Shri Bhupinder S Bhalla; Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Atul Kumar Tiwari; Secretary, Minister of Power, Shri Pankaj Agrawal; Director General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Relations (DSIR), Dr. N Kalaselvi,; Secretary, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri T K Ramachandran; and Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha are some senior government functionaries who will address the conference.

The aim of the Conference is to explore how we can establish a Green Hydrogen ecosystem and foster a systemic approach for meeting the global goals for decarbonization through Green Hydrogen. Apart from domain-specific research interactions on hydrogen production, storage, distribution and downstream applications, the conference will also discuss green financing, human resource upskilling and startup initiatives in this area. The conference will enable to share and learn from international best practices in the sector.

Check out the conference website here: A brief presentation on the conference can be found here. The conference brochure can be found here and the conference flyer here.

Various plenary talks, expert panel discussions and technical deliberations held at the conference will provide domestic and international participants from the industry and research communities an opportunity to dive deep into these national and global priorities, in line with the objectives embedded in India’s of National Green Hydrogen Mission, a mission launched by the Government of India to help achieve India’s target of Net Zero by the year 2070.

25 Sessions, Experts from across Continents to Congregate

The three-day international conference will no less than 25 deep-dive sessions aimed at establishing a green hydrogen ecosystem. It will have experts from across countries – including the US, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Africa, among others to share their perspectives with India’s top Government officials, scientists, industry and other stakeholders, in order to define the best path forward for decarbonisation.

The conference has attracted wide interest from across stakeholders. It will have demos, prototypes by PSUs, private companies and startups, as well as B2B and B2G meetings.

Industry will be represented by sector captains and senior executives from IOC; REC; NTPC; Toyota Kirloskar, Mitsui OSK Lines, Larsen &Toubro; Evonik; HAL Offshore Ltd; Ashok Leyland; Toyota-Kiroskar; KPIT Pune; Tata Power; Hero Future Energies, among others.

The top research and scientific community will be represented by National Chemical Laboratory; Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru; National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune; IIT Kharagpur; IIT Bombay; IIT, Madras; among others. Top regulatory and standards perspectives will be represented by Bureau of Indian Standards, among others.

The conference will also have demos, prototypes by PSUs, private companies and startups, as well as B2B and B2G meetings.

The opening day of the conference will have sessions on Hydrogen Production-Electrolysis and Bio-Pathways; Hydrogen Storage, Distribution and Refuelling; Hydrogen Energy Ecosystems & Assessment; Fuel Cells & Electrolyzers: Key materials& components; Hydrogen Production – Thermochemical Nuclear and others; Hydrogen in Mobility; Integrated Hydrogen Systems; Hydrogen in Industries; and a panel discussion on Disruptive Science and Technology.

The second day of the conference on July 6, will have two plenary lectures, one presenting a Japanese and another an Australian perspective on the role of green hydrogen. The technical sessions for the day would be on Pipeline Infra, and Compatibility; Hydrogen Economy – Logistics and Infrastructure; Codes, Standards and Regulations; Hydrogen Valleys/ Hubs / Clusters; Start-ups in Hydrogen; Hydrogen Strategies and Polices; Green Financing; Strengthening R&D Ecosystem. The day will close with a panel discussion on Carbon Emissions associated with Green Hydrogen Production.

The third and final day of the international conference will feature a plenary lecture presenting a European perspective and a panel discussion among key industry stakeholders. The conference will conclude with the valedictory session.

National Green Hydrogen Mission

The National Green Hydrogen Mission was launched by the Government of India on 4th January 2023, as part of its decarbonization strategy. The Mission places significant emphasis on R&D in green hydrogen and aims to make India a global hub of Green Hydrogen production, utilization, and export. The Mission will kickstart major interventions in policies and technology to develop a robust Green Hydrogen ecosystem in the country. It seeks to do this by creating demand, strengthening the supply side, and focusing on policy and regulatory frameworks, innovation and affordability. The Mission will encourage private investment in the sector and enable rapid scale-up, technology development, establish standards & regulatory framework and enable rapid cost reduction. R&D in green hydrogen not only fosters sustainable energy solutions but also opens opportunities for job creation and economic growth in India’s clean energy sector. By prioritizing R&D, India is poised to become a global leader in green hydrogen technology, paving the way for a cleaner and greener future.

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Wardha bizman setting up Napier grass bio-CNG plant

Nagpur: Inspired by the Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s speeches, a businessman from Lasanpur village in Hinganghat tehsil of Wardha district is setting up what is claimed to be the country’s first bio-CNG plant using Napier grass as feedstock.


Gadkari has been championing the use of Napier grass apart from other feedstock for making alternate fuel like bio-CNG.

The variety grows up to 18 feet in height, also giving it the name elephant grass. It is dubbed to be having high capacity to produce biogas as compared to other feedstock. Biogas is then further made into bio-CNG.

The plant is being set up by APSS Adarsh Bio Agro Private Limited. The promoter Achal Thool has business of renting lawn and a hall for events apart from heading a credit cooperative society. Thool told TOI that it is an over ₹15 crore project for which large part of the amount has been sourced from bank loan. Thool said he wanted to do something for the farmers and got to know about Napier grass from Gadkari’s speeches.

The company has tied up with 120 farmers to grow the grass in 70 acres.

The plant is being built on engineering procurement and construction basis (EPC) by Delhi’s Grunner Energy Private Limited, a startup in this sector.

Utkarsh Gupta of Grunner said even as other plants are also coming up in the country, the one at Wardha is expected to come up first and would also be running purely on Napier grass. The plant is expected to be ready in five months, he said.

The plant has a capacity of generating 3 tonne of gas per day apart from 10 to 12 tonne of bio-fertilizer. Gupta says apart from constructing the plant on EPC basis, Grunner will also be purchasing the bio-CNG and the fertilizer to be produced in the plant. Gupta said Grunner plans to set up a retail vending station in Nagpur. This, he claims, would be second bio-CNG vending station in the country with the first being in Gujarat.

Grunner is setting up three other plants and these are in Nanded and Ambajogai in Maharashtra and Mancherial (Telangana), each one would be using different feedstock. Grunner will be tying up for purchasing the bio-CNG with other entities for which the company is setting up the plant too, he said.

The company has a turnover of Rs30 crore, which it expects to take to Rs1,000 crore. This is because it has an order book for constructing 34 plants in all, though work has started in four of these, says Gupta.

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Mission Hydrogen: Gujarat, Tamil Nadu ports to develop green fuel hubs

The Centre also aims to have two Indian ships that will be powered by green hydrogen or its derivative fuels by 2027 The shipping ministry has asked VO Chidambaranar (VOC) Port in Tamil Nadu and Deendayal Port in Gujarat to develop hydrogen hubs to catalyse the transition toward green fuel, according to a report in The Economic Times (ET). The ministry has also asked these two ports to buy hydrogen-powered ‘green tug’ boats, used for ushering large ships into berths.


Officials were quoted as saying that the Cochin Shipyard is in the advanced stages of developing green tugs that run on hydrogen. A senior official said that Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Paradip Port, VOC Port, and Deendayal Port will be buying two green tugs each, under the green tug transition programme.

By 2027, the Centre also aims to have two Indian ships that will be powered by green hydrogen or its derivative fuels. Officials said that this will be followed by the addition of at least two ships powered by green fuels every year. These plans align with the Centre’s goals to decarbonise its ports under the Harit Sagar Green Port Guidelines 2023. The guidelines aim to cut down on waste through the 4Rs — reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle — and achieve zero waste discharge from port operations. They also promote monitoring based on environmental indicators.

Under the guidelines of the Green Ports Policy, fleet owners will be given incentives for the adoption of compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and electric or green hydrogen-powered trucks. The initiative is intended to decrease emissions at major ports.

In March, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal had said that Paradip Port, Deendayal Port, and VOC have been identified as “probable hydrogen hubs of the future”.

Sonowal said that the three major ports will be developed as hydrogen hubs of the future by 2030. The ministry will be setting up bunkers to enable hydrogen generation, storage, and handling as a part of the push towards green shipping and the National Hydrogen Mission.

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Green Hydrogen Mission. Govt unveils guidelines for green hydrogen production, electrolyser manufacturing

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced guidelines under the National Green Hydrogen Mission for manufacturing electrolysers and production of green hydrogen.

Earlier this year, MNRE launched the National Green Hydrogen Mission, for implementing the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) programme that aims to establish electrolyser manufacturing base and green hydrogen producing facilities.

Under Component 1 of SIGHT, the MNRE has allocated ₹4,440 crore for manufacturing electrolysers for the period FY26 to FY30, while Component 2 deals with an allocation of ₹13,050 crore for producing green hydrogen from FY26 to FY30.

Overall, under SIGHT, the total financial incentive is ₹17,490 crore and the two components have been launched with the aim of enabling rapid scale-up, technology development and cost reduction.

State-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is the implementing agency.

Manufacturing electrolysers

Under Component 1, the government support is offered for manufacturing electrolysers in terms of ₹ per kilowatt (kw) corresponding to the manufacturing capacity.


The base incentive will start at ₹4,440 per kw in the first year, which will gradually decline on an annual basis. The incentives will be provided for five years from the date of commencement of the manufacturing facility.

Also read: The roadmap to green hydrogen remains unclear

Another feature in the scheme is to indigenise the electrolyser value chain. The incentives come attached with a condition for the bidder to demonstrate a certain minimum local value addition (LVA) every year. The minimum LVA for both alkaline and proton exchange membrane/ solid oxide/ Anion exchange membrane electrolysers has been specified.

The capacity targeted in the first tranche under this component is 1,500 megawatts (MW).

Producing green hydrogen

A major portion of the financial incentive has been devoted to establishing a robust domestic green hydrogen manufacturing infrastructure in the country.

The MNRE has identified two modes for producing the sustainable fuel. Under Mode 1, interested parties can bid on the least incentive demanded over a three-year period through a competitive bidding mechanism.

Under Mode 2, the SECI will aggregate demand and then call for bids for procuring green hydrogen and its derivatives at the lowest cost through a competitive bidding system.

Under the scheme, a direct incentive in terms of Rs per kg of green hydrogen production will be provided for 3 years from the date of starting the production facility.

The incentives will be capped at ₹50 per kg in the first year of production and thereafter it will reduce to ₹40 per kg and ₹30 per kg in the second and third year, respectively.

The total capacity targetted is 4.5 lakh tonnes per annum (LTPA), which is divided into two pathways. Under the first pathway, which is technology agnostic, the target is to have a capacity of 4.10 LTPA, while the second pathway is for biomass based production to achieve a capacity of 40,000 tonnes per annum.

The maximum capacity that can be allotted to a bidder is 90,000 tonnes per annum, while the minimum bid capacity is 10,000 tonnes per annum.

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Hydrogen fuel-cell buses likely to be tested in Delhi later this year

Later this year, the first test runs of hydrogen-powered buses will likely be under way in Delhi followed by other States. The buses, developed under a joint venture involving Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Tata Motors, will ply — as part of a scientific test experiment — between Delhi and Faridabad, and thereafter on some “iconic” routes, according to S.S.V. Ramakumar, Director (R&D), Indian Oil. “This will include, for instance, Delhi-Agra; Vadodara to Kevadia (Statue of Unity), in Gujarat, Thiruvananthapuram Airport to Thiruvananthapuram City Centre (in Kerala),” he said at a press conference on Friday in Delhi.


The hydrogen buses in this experiment are like an electric bus, in that hydrogen interacts with a ‘fuel cell’ battery producing electricity and no carbon emissions. Though they produce electricity like batteries, fuel cells do not deteriorate and can keep running as long they have a steady supply of fuel, in this case hydrogen.

The hydrogen fuel-cell buses to be deployed are “indigenously manufactured” in India but the actual fuel-cells are reportedly imported. “We have applied to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for route permits and are currently in the process of homologation (where a government certifies a vehicle is fit to run on public roads). The first three buses are expected to ply in October,” Mr. Ramakumar added, “This will be a structured scientific process.”

The company has a hydrogen-fuelling centre in Faridabad. “Going ahead, we expect government [Ministry of New and Renewable Energy] to fund more hydrogen-bus projects. Currently this has been funded by internal funds,” he added.

While there were several ‘pilot’ projects testing hydrogen buses, it would be years before they were commercially viable because they were relatively expensive; being combustible were prone to accidents and, required an elaborate charging infrastructure.

Road-worthiness tests

“There are several road-worthiness tests that have to be passed and special tracks have to be created to test these buses,” said Ashish Lele, Director, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, which has indigenously developed hydrogen fuel stacks and is testing it for a variety of applications including transport.

This is not the first time that hydrogen powered buses will dot Delhi’s roads. In 2020, the Delhi government tested 50 hydrogen-powered CNG buses – again in collaboration with IOCL — but is unlikely to scale up the projects as the buses did not significantly reduce pollution, a senior official in Delhi’s transport department told The Hindu. The hydrogen-CNG buses do not use fuel cells and are buses with an internal combustion engine that uses a mix of hydrogen and CNG as fuel.

The Centre has announced a major push towards evolving a ‘green hydrogen’ economy that envisages India as a major producer and exporter of green hydrogen, which is hydrogen from renewable energy sources. ‘Long-haul mobility,’ which involves making hydrogen powered trucks, is one of the focus areas of this endeavour.

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Natural Gas / Transnational Pipelines/ Others

Israel: Third pipeline to bring gas from Israel offshore field

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: An energy consortium will build a third undersea pipeline to boost output from the Leviathan natural gas field off the Israeli coast, the companies said Sunday.


The $568 million project was announced by partners NewMed Energy, Chevron Mediterranean Limited and Ratio Energies.

The third subsea pipeline will be laid from the field to an existing production platform located about 10 kilometres (six miles) off the Israeli coastal city of Dor.

It will boost production capacity from about 12 billion cubic metres to nearly 14 billion cubic metres per year, with first gas flows to start in the second half of 2025.

The offshore gas field, the biggest in Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone, is located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) west of the port city of Haifa. Discovered in 2010, the field contains exploitable resources estimated at 605 billion cubic metres of natural gas, according to the US-Israeli consortium. It supplies the Israeli gas market as well as Jordan and Egypt.

Yossi Abu, CEO of NewMed Energy, said “the third pipeline project is an initial, significant and important step in expanding Leviathan, the energy anchor in the Eastern Mediterranean”.

“With demand in export markets soaring, expansion of the production capacity and future liquefaction via a designated liquefaction facility will allow us to supply more natural gas to the local, regional and, very soon, also the global market.”

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Nigeria: NNPCL plans another $8bn international gas pipeline

The Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari, on Thursday, announced that the NNPCL would be constructing another international gas pipeline worth about $8bn.


NNPCL and its partners are currently working on the construction of the $25bn Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline that is to supply gas from Nigeria to about 11 African countries and transport same from Morocco to Europe.

Speaking during a panel session at the ongoing 8th Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries International Seminar in Vienna Austria, Kyari stated that the proposed $8bn pipeline would go through Niger Republic to Algeria and then to Europe.

He disclosed this in a video clip made available to our correspondent by the NNPCL in Abuja. Kyari participated in a roundtable conversation at the seminar titled “Eradicating Energy Poverty.”

He said, “We are building a $25bn pipeline from Nigeria to Morroco through 11 West African countries. There’s another pipeline we are planning to build through Niger Republic, and through Algeria into Europe also, and the potential is between $7bn to $8bn.

“We are also expanding our current LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) facility with another train. And, of course, what that does is that it doubles the capacity of the current facility and this is going to be made available to the market.”

The NNPC helmsman said there were many other gas projects being handled by the oil company to further deepen the penetration of gas in Nigeria and other nations.

Last month, The PUNCH reported that Nigeria, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Benin, and Guinea signed four Memoranda of Understanding for the construction of the $25bn Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project.

The participating nations signed the MoU at the Abuja headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States, as the project’s steering committee convened at the ECOWAS office to discuss the progress of the project and its strategic direction.

Four MoUs were signed and the tripartite agreements were signed between the NNPCL and the Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines of Morocco on one hand, and the Société Nationale des Opérations Pétrolières of Cote d’Ivoire, the National Oil Company of Liberia, the Société Nationale des Hydrocarbures of Benin, and the Société Nationale des Pétroles of the Republic of Guinea on the other hand.

The MoUs, similar to those signed with ECOWAS on September 15, 2022, Mauritania and Senegal on October 15, 2022, and The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, and Ghana on December 5, 2022, reaffirmed the commitment of the parties to the strategic project.

Once completed, the Nigeria-Morocco pipeline project will enhance the monetisation of the natural gas resources of the affected African countries and also offer a new alternative export route to Europe.

In another development, the NNPCL confirmed in a tweet on Thursday that no fuel subsidy had been paid to any oil marketer since 2016.

This confirms series of reports by our correspondent that the NNPCL had been subsidising petrol for several years, shouldering the cost on its own.

“No petrol subsidy payments made to marketers since January 2016.

“NNPC Ltd to reconcile subsidy deductions with the federation,” the company stated.

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Nigeria: NARTO seeks acquisition of 1,000 CNG, LPG trucks

Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) has commenced preliminary discussions with partners on how to finance the acquisition of 1,000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) trucks.


The association’s President, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal Othman, who made this known to The Nation on phone yesterday, said the trucks will be fueled by gas.

He said the association is making progress in the negotiation.

“We are discussing on acquisition of about 1000   CNG /LNG trucks. We are working on that.

“We are working on it and we have made serious progress,” he said. 

Information on the financing was still somehow sketching as he noted that they were yet to conclude the amount and timeline for the acquisition. 

Othman hailed the removal of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) petrol subsidy, noting it has culminated in removal of delay if bridging payments because transportation is now factored into the new rate. 

The President said: “Our members have been coping fine because in any case the transportation is now factored into the cost of the petroleum product. So, this is a better time. 

“The cost of fuel includes the transportation cost it is against the last time you wait for sometime before you will be paid.”

He called on the Federal Government to pay up the outstanding debts from freight rate.
Othman noted that the government was yet to come up with modalities for paying the debt.

He pleaded with the government to settle the marketers for onward payment to the transporters.

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Mozambique: KOGAS Advances US$7 Billion Gas Development Project in Mozambique

The Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) is set to participate in a US$7 billion (9.2 trillion won) gas development project in Mozambique, Africa.


The project, dubbed the Mozambique Area 4 Coral North Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project, is a follow-up to the Coral South FLNG, which KOGAS had previously joined.

According to KOGAS and industry sources on June 30, Italian energy company Eni recently submitted an official proposal for the Coral North project to the Mozambican government. KOGAS decided to participate in the project and has commenced feasibility studies.

A KOGAS official stated, “We are currently conducting feasibility studies to participate in the Mozambique gas development project.” He also added, “Additional investments are required to explore and develop due to the large size of the Mozambican field.”

If KOGAS’s participation in this project is confirmed, it will mark their first new endeavor in Mozambique in six years following the Coral South project, which began LNG production this year after making the final investment decision in 2017.

The joint venture named “Mozambique Rovuma Venture” will operate the project, with KOGAS holding a 10% stake. Besides KOGAS, six companies, including ExxonMobil (USA), Eni (Italy), and China National Petroleum Corporation, will participate.

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Nigeria: AfDB to fund IPMAN’s nationwide CNG infrastructure rollout

The projected mass rollout of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refilling outlets across all states of Nigeria is becoming a reality with seven banks ready to manage a revolving fund facility from the African Development Bank(AfDB), Leadership learnt.


The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) had sealed the deal with the bank following removal of petrol subsidy by President Bola Tinubu.

National president of IPMAN, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo, disclosed this development to LEADERSHIP on phone yesterday.

Our correspondent gathered that the association made the approach after it conducted a market survey on the cost of converting existing petrol stations to CNG outlets.

LEADERSHIP authoritatively reports that IPMAN had already commenced identification of members interested in co-locating CNG dispensers and infrastructure on their existing petrol retail outlets.

The exercise is to identify qualified potential candidates for loans to support its target of establishing 10-20 co-located CNG stations in each state of the federation during the first phase of its planned nationwide rollout.

From a document cited by our correspondent, the minimum investment required for a CNG station with two dispensers and four hoses co-located in an existing or inactive station capable of dispensing 250,000 standard cubic feet daily SCFD or 500,000 SCFD of natural gas, equivalent to 7,480-15,000 litres of petrol a day, is approximately N300 million.

Under the loan arrangement, interested marketers would make 15 per cent down payment with the rest of the fund repaid over ten years.

Also, a dedicated CNG station serving trucks with daily dispensing capacity of 500,000 SCFD to 1,000,000 SCFD of natural gas, equivalent to 14,280 to 28,000 litres of diesel a day, requires investment of approximately N1.4 billion.

However, retrofitting a typical auto workshop under the deal which is found in a filling station requires an investment of approximately N8 million.

Meanwhile, building a new CNG station with 4-10 dispensers requires an investment of about N500 million.

It would be recalled that IPMAN said it was ready to roll out cheap fuel for Nigerians at N100 per litre to cushion the effect of petrol subsidy removal on Nigerians

Okoronkwo had, in the wake of the subsidy removal, announced that the association was 90 per cent ready to roll out CNG as an alternative fuel, which would sell between N100 to N110 per litre before the end of June.

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Natural Gas / LNG Utilization

Russian: New LNG Storage Hub to Hasten Russian Gas Delivery to Europe

Novatek’s first floating transfer hub for liquefied natural gas, Saam FSU, has arrived in the narrow inlet of Ura Guba in the Russian Arctic after a four-month journey under tow from Okpo, South Korea.


The barge will optimize the export of Russian LNG to Europe. The company ordered the $748 million barge three years ago from the South Korean shipyard DSME, High North News reported.

A second barge, Koryak FSU, will take up position off the coast of Kamchatka in the Far East later this year. The barges are more than twice the size of the large Arc7 LNG tankers, allowing it to temporarily store LNG before it is reloaded onto non-ice capable gas carriers. 

The goal of this logistics network is to shorten the distance that specialized ice-capable LNG carriers need to travel. Instead of delivering their cargo all the way to Europe or Asia, the vessels will now be able to turn around just outside ice-covered waters near Murmansk and Kamchatka. 

This process allows for significant time savings. Currently, Arc7 carriers have to travel 2,500-3,200 nautical miles from Sabetta to European ports. With the FSU in place, the roundtrip distance is shortened to around 1,000 miles, taking just six days.

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China set to be world’s top importer of LNG

BEIJING: China is on a natural gas shopping spree, and officials are happy for importers to keep striking deals even after a global energy crisis has eased. The government continues to back efforts by state-owned buyers to sign long-term contracts and even invest in export facilities, in order to bolster energy security through the middle of the century, according to people who have had meetings with policymakers.


The nation is on track to be the world’s top importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2023.

And for the third straight year, Chinese companies are agreeing to buy more of it on a long-term basis than any single nation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg News.

China is looking well into the future to avoid a repeat of energy shortages, while also seeking to fuel economic growth.

Long-term LNG contracts are attractive because shipments are promised at a relatively steady price compared to the spot market, where gas surged to an all-time after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Energy security has always been a priority for China,” said Toby Copson, global head of trading and advisory at Trident LNG in Shanghai.

“Having ample supply in their portfolio allows them to manage future volatility. I would expect to see more.”

The dealmaking efforts will help underpin global export projects, strengthening the role the seaborne fuel will play in the energy mix.

And as suppliers move to woo Chinese importers, Beijing’s influence in the market is set to increase.

China began its push for long-term contracts in 2021, after relations with the United States improved.

While imports dipped last year partly due to weaker demand amid Covid restrictions, Chinese buyers renewed the drive after the invasion of Ukraine cut pipeline gas to Europe.

The resulting high prices and global competition for the super-chilled fuel provided a quick lesson in the need for stable supplies.

Part of China’s push for energy security is to diversify imports among various countries as a cushion against further geopolitical disruptions.

Several other importers, including India, are also looking to sign more deals to avoid future shortages and curb dependence on spot deliveries, yet China is locking in contracts at a much faster pace.

So far this year, 33% of long-term LNG volumes signed went to China, according to Bloomberg calculations.

In the last month, state-owned China National Petroleum Corp sealed a 27-year deal with Qatar and took a stake in the exporter’s massive expansion project, while ENN Energy Holdings Ltd inked a decades-spanning contract with US developer Cheniere Energy Inc.

Supplies from both contracts are slated to begin as soon as 2026. More deals are in the offing as negotiations span boardrooms from Singapore to Houston.

State-owned giants including CNOOC Ltd and Sinopec are in discussions with the United States, while smaller firms such as Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Co and Beijing Gas Group Co are also searching for deals, according to traders.

Qatar is in talks with several Chinese buyers for sales contracts that could last more than 20 years, the traders said.

The deals will help feed the roughly dozen new import terminals that are slated to start construction across China’s coastal cities in this decade.

The nation’s LNG imports could rise to as high as 138 million tonnes by 2033, about double current levels, according to Norwegian consultant Rystad Energy.

“Currently, over half of China’s LNG demand from 2030 to 2050 remains uncontracted,” said Xi Nan, a Rystad analyst.

The government isn’t forcing companies to sign deals, and traders will only ink agreements that have attractive prices, the traders said.

Chinese buyers are also using the new LNG contracts to expand portfolios and unlock lucrative trading opportunities. — Bloomberg


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Nigeria: LNG: Nigeria needs to take advantage of China’s natural gas shopping spree-

In response to its current energy shortage, China is actively seeking liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the market, as per Bloomberg reports. The country aims tsecure natural gas imports to fuel its economic growth and address its pressing energy needs.


According to Bloomberg, China is swiftly securing natural gas contracts, with 33% of long-term LNG volumes signed in 2023 allocated to China. Notably, other countries such as Qatar, India, the United States, and Saudi Arabia have already been inking gas deals with China.

Bloomberg emphasizes the attractiveness of long-term LNG contracts, which offer a relatively stable price compared to the volatile spot market, where gas prices soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Furthermore, Bloomberg’s data reveals that Chinese companies have been consistently agreeing to procure more LNG on a long-term basis than any other nation for three consecutive years. As a result, China is poised to become the world’s leading importer of LNG in 2023.

IEA context

Not long ago in May 2023, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that China will drive natural gas demand in 2023. The IEA placed the level of Chinese demand at 6.6%.

However, the IEA stated in its May 2023 Gas Market Report that the improved outlook for gas markets in 2023 is not a guarantee against future volatility. So, the improved figures should not be a distraction from measures to mitigate potential risks in the global gas market.

According to the IEA Gas Market Report, the United States is projected to account for over half of the global supply increase in 2023 and become the world’s largest LNG exporter.

Why Nigeria should take advantage

The year 2022 was not a good year for Nigeria’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. According to data from the Energy Institute’s June 2023 Statistical Review of World Energy report, Nigeria’s natural gas production declined to 40.4 billion cubic meters in 2022.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports also experienced a decrease, totalling 19.6 billion cubic meters in 2022. It is important to note that LNG exports play a significant role in Nigeria’s natural gas value chain.

However, the Energy Institute’s report reveals that Nigeria experienced the lowest LNG export volumes in the past 10 years in 2022. Recall that in 2022, Nigeria experienced high levels of crude oil theft, and this led to reduced crude oil production.

A reduction in crude production leads to reduced natural gas production because a lot of the gas in Nigeria is associated with gas, which can only be found through crude production.

Three key things to note from the May 2023 IEA Gas Market report are:

In 2023 the volume of global LNG trade is set to increase by 4%

Demand growth will be largely driven by Asia.

Europe’s LNG imports are expected to decline for the remainder of the year amidst lower injection needs and a continued decline in European gas consumption.

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Sweden: Gasum launches new LNG station in Sweden

Finnish state-owned energy firm and LNG supplier, Gasum, has launched a new LNG fueling station for trucks in Sweden. According to a statement by Gasum, the firm joined forces with logistics company Alwex Transport to develop the station in Vaxjo, south central Sweden.


The station will officially open on July 3 and offers LNG and bio-LNG.

Gasum can now provide both compressed and liquefied gas to transport companies operating across Sweden, from the northernmost parts to the southern regions, it said.

The company’s ownership of the entire value chain allow it to take “another significant leap” in extend the corridor of stations.

Gasum said that the Vaxjö station is the company’s 22nd filling station in Sweden, bringing the total number across the Nordics to over 50.

The company’s partners operate some of these stations.

As the gas filling station infrastructure continues to expand into new areas, an increasing number of gas-powered heavy-duty vehicles are appearing on Swedish roads.

There are almost 1,000 heavy-duty vehicles driving on liquefied gas today in Sweden, and together with the heavy-duty vehicles that run on compressed gas, there are more than 2,200, Gasum said.

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Global LNG Development

China: Construction of 5 super-sized LNG storage tanks completed in S China

The construction of five super-sized liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks was completed on Monday in south China’s Guangdong Province. With domestically developed core technologies, the project adopts the world’s largest LNG storage tank designs, each of which can hold 270,000 cubic meters.


The height of each tank is 65.7 meters, equivalent to the height of the National Stadium in Beijing. The Jinwan “Green Energy Port” project faced challenging geological conditions and required a complex anti-seismic design. The five super-sized LNG storage tanks are expected to be put into use in 2024, when the facility will become the largest natural gas storage and transportation base in south China. The annual processing capacity will reach seven million tonnes of liquefied natural gas, equivalent to about 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

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US: Gulfstream LNG gets US approval to export LNG, secures feed gas supply term sheet

Gulfstream LNG Development, a mid-sized greenfield LNG export project, has received authorization from the US Department of Energy to export LNG to countries that have a free trade agreement with the US.


Gulfstream LNG also said it has signed a term sheet for feed gas transportation with a gas pipeline network company, marking significant progress for the project.

The company’s project site is in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, a state that accounted for 28% of US natural gas exports in 2021, according to US Energy Information Administration data. The site is close to multiple feed gas trunk-line networks and benefits from a robust electrical grid.

Gulfstream LNG has obtained approval to export up to 4 million mt/year of domestically produced LNG on its own behalf and as an agent for others, to all existing and future countries that have, or will enter, into an FTA with the US. The authorization is valid until 2050.

Gulfstream LNG has recently entered into a term sheet agreement with a gas transportation company that operates an extensive pipeline network in the project’s surrounding area.

The term sheet establishes a framework for future binding agreements regarding the delivery of feed gas volumes for Gulfstream LNG.

The preliminary agreement reduces project risk significantly, as the gas transportation company’s pipeline network will connect to major trunklines in the region, including those linked to prominent gas-producing basins such as Marcellus and Haynesville.

With the US DOE approval, Gulfstream LNG was preparing to commence the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permitting process. Once the initial funding tranche is secured, the company intends to begin the FERC application.

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Mexico floating LNG project gets new boost

Mexican energy regulator CRE authorized a New Fortress Energy subsidiary to transport natural gas via pipelines for a floating LNG project off the coast of Veracruz state. In its latest session, the commission granted the permit to Mexico FLNG, which last month received authorization to conduct natural gas liquefaction activities in the same area.


The project has advanced its permitting this year, starting with the green light from the US Energy Department to export gas to Mexico, a CRE approval to generate electric power to feed the plant in February, and an LNG export permit from Mexico’s energy ministry last month. 

The first stage of the project, which will produce 1.4Mt/y of LNG, is expected to start testing this month and make its initial delivery in August.

Hydrocarbons regulator CNH authorized state-owned oil and gas giant Pemex to spud two wells.

The first is the Bamoa well off the coast of Tabasco, which the company plans to spud starting in August. The second is the Yawa well in Puebla, which Pemex said it started spudding on June 6.

The agency also approved an exploratory investment of up to US$78.6mn for 2023 and 2024 filed by Pemex for its Llave 6 field in Oaxaca state. The new plan involves spudding four exploration wells and conducting production tests to appraise the area’s potential.

For the Yawa field, Pemex presented an updated exploration plan involving up to three new wells for a total investment of up to US$61mn.

Pemex also greenlit the commissioning of several relocatable offshore platforms to carry out activities at an unspecified field.

According to local outlet Oil and Gas Magazine, Pemex’s board approved construction of six such structures.

The plan would involve four temporary platforms and two definitive ones, as well as the necessary pipelines and connections.

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Thai energy firm signs 15-year LNG deal with Qatar

Thailand’s largest energy firm, the state-owned Public Company Limited (PTT), is in talks with Qatar to secure a 15-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement, a number of trade sources confirmed to Reuters on 7 July. 


PTT is reportedly negotiating a supply of either one or two million tons of LNG per year, the sources said. 

A separate source added that PTT and Doha’s Qatar Energy are in “serious negotiations,” adding, however, that an agreement will not be secured before the end of the summer. 

Both energy companies have not responded to requests for comment. 

Reuters referred to the potential deal as “the latest in a spate of deals by Asian buyers to lock in long-term supplies.” 

Just last month, QatarEnergy and Beijing’s China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a 27-year gas supply deal, marking the second Qatari deal with a Chinese firm in less than a year. 

Other Asian countries have been lining up to secure Qatari gas, including India, Japan, and South Korea. 

“As of early 2023, Asia accounts for over 70% of Qatar’s LNG exports,” the Middle East Institute (MEI) wrote in April. 

At the start of the year, PTT signed a nine-year gas deal with Oman, which will secure it with 800,000 tons of LNG per year as of 2026.

LNG competition has surged over the past year since the start of the war in Ukraine, particularly in the aftermath of heavy western sanctions on Russia. 

As a result of these sanctions, Europe has been scrambling to secure stable sources of energy. 

In November last year, QatarEnergy signed two sales and purchase agreements with US multinational ConocoPhillips to export two million tons of LNG to Germany for at least 15 years starting in 2026.

Despite this, Doha has made it clear that it will not be able to replace Russia as a main energy source for Europe.

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LNG as a Marine Fuel/Shipping

Poland : Gas carrier “Grazyna Gesicka” makes first arrival in Poland

The second vessel of the fleet of gas carriers being built for the ORLEN Group has just arrived at the port in Świnoujście with a cargo of liquefied natural gas. The vessel, named “Grażyna Gęsicka”, has delivered some 65,000 tonnes of LNG loaded at the Freeport terminal in the United States. The delivery was made based on a spot market transaction, according to ORLEN Group’s release.


The gas carrier “Grażyna Gęsicka” was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries, one of the world’s leading shipyards specialising in the construction LNG vessels, located in Ulsan, South Korea. Like the other vessels built to the order of the ORLEN Group, it measures some 300 metres and has a capacity to carry loads equivalent to about 105 mcm of regasified LNG.

Like the entire fleet, it is equipped with solutions enhancing its energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact, including a system for integrated management of electricity consumption. The shape of the ship’s hull and propeller was optimised at the design stage for reduced drag. The Air Lubrication System (ALS) technology was used to reduce resistance between the ship’s hull and seawater. In addition, the vessel’s hydrodynamic profile was refined to lower fuel combustion during its operation.

The design also includes a reliquefaction system to recover LNG that naturally evaporates during transport. The effectiveness of the process is further enhanced thanks to robust insulation of the LNG tank. Compared with older type vessels, this solution significantly reduces cargo losses. What is more, LNG recovered during transport can be used as motor fuel or to produce electricity needed to power the ship’s equipment. The use of low-carbon natural gas significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions compared with fuels typically used in heavy marine transport.

Besides the environmentally sound solutions, the size and carrying capacity of the gas carriers ordered by ORLEN will allow it to receive cargoes from almost all liquefaction and regasification facilities the world over, increasing its ability to engage in international LNG trade.

The delivery made in late June by “Grażyna Gęsicka” was the 30th one received by the Group this year and the 236th one since the LNG Terminal in Świnoujście was commissioned.

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Germany: Hapag Lloyd ’s first LNG dual-fuel megamax containership sets sail

HAMBURG : Hapag-Lloyd’s first dual-fuel LNG megamax containership, the 23,664 TEUs Berlin Express, began its first voyage on an interim route to the Middle East. Hapag-Lloyd ordered in December 2020 six, 250,000 dwt, ultra large containerships to be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for a total $1 billion but the order was expanded in 2021 from six to 12 containerships.


The new class has approximately 20% percent more capacity than Hapag Lloyd’s largest ships, the A 19 Class, had been built in 2015 and 2016 and were part of the acquisition of United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC). .

Berlin Express is running till August to the Middle East before shifting to the Northern Europe route. The new class of ship has a capacity of 23,664 TEUs including 1,500 reefer plugs. They are 1,312 feet in length and operate with a crew of 25. The ships are being registered in Germany. Berlin Express and her sister ships are being built with MAN ME-GI main engines able to run on both conventional marine diesel as well as liquified natural gas. Hapag Lloyd joined the operators using LNG in June 2021 with the conversion of one of its existing ships to LNG.

According to the company, the new ships are capable of a speed of up to 22 knots and the LNG system can operate the main engine as well as auxiliary engines and boilers. “With the investment in these large container ships, we will not only be able to reduce our unit costs and improve our competitiveness in Europe-Far East trade, but also take a significant step in the modernisation of our fleet,” said Rolf

Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd. The Berlin Express will sail on the line’s route between the Far East and the Arabian Gulf and then transfer to her permanent route called the Far East Loop which sails between China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore to Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, and Germany. The second ship of the class, Manila Express, will be delivered in August 2023. Delivery of the entire class of 12 ships is due to be completed before the end of 2024. Share This News Story:

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Spain: El Musel terminal receives first LNG ship

The El Musel LNG terminal in Gijón has recently received its first LNG ship. The Cool Racer, with a capacity of 174 000 m3, will carry out a first unloading, necessary to complete the final technical tests before the commercial start-up of the terminal. This unloading operation will have a duration between 72 – 90 hours.


As part of the usual technical process for this type of start-up operation, the initial liquid nitrogen cooling of the infrastructure was carried out prior to the vessel’s arrival. LNG, coming from the unloading of the ship, replaces the inert gas (nitrogen) inside the tanks. In this way, the tanks are progressively cooled to cryogenic temperatures, when they reach -160°C, LNG can be stored. LNG, which gradually displaces nitrogen, ends up being the only liquid contained in LNG storage tanks.

Before pre-cooling with liquid nitrogen, the operations prior to the unloading of the LNG carrier were carried out, including the completion of the commissioning of all terminal equipment.

The unloading process is carried out as follows: access and safe mooring of the vessel to the berth, connection and tightness tests, connection of the LNG transfer arms, cooling of the unloading arms and the rest of the equipment, and flow of the LNG to the tanks. Once the unloading has been completed, the loading arms shall be safely disconnected.

The terminal already employs 53 people and generates around 100 additional indirect jobs. During the start-up phase, professionals specialised in this type of process were brought in from other Enagás terminals. The company is present in nine LNG terminals as owner or shareholder and operator.

Moreover, 30 June 2023 was the deadline for shippers to show their interest in the binding phase of the process, which will end in July with the allocation of long-term logistics services, and operations are scheduled to start with the arrival at the terminal of the first commercial LNG carrier in the coming weeks, once the terminal’s technical tests are completed.

The logistics services offered for this infrastructure are LNG unloading, storage, and loading operations. Under the regulated access regime, El Musel terminal will only offer minimal regasification service for the proper management of the terminal, as well as the truck loading service.

The start-up of El Musel is a milestone for the start of commercial operations of the terminal, which is part of the government’s More Energy Security Plan, and will strengthen the security of energy supply in Europe.

The Gijón terminal could contribute up to 8 billion m3/y of LNG capacity to Europe’s security of energy supply. It will allow the berthing of vessels of between 50 000 – 266 000 m3, has two tanks of 150 000 m3 of LNG storage capacity, two truck loading bays with a capacity to load a maximum of 9 GWh/d, and a maximum emission capacity of 800 000 Nm3/h.

On 28 February 2023, Enagás and Reganosa signed an agreement whereby Enagás acquired Reganosa’s 130 km gas pipeline network and Reganosa 25% of El Musel terminal. This operation will make it possible to take advantage of their synergies and work together on the services offered by the terminal and on new possibilities for collaboration to strengthen security of supply and advance the decarbonisation targets of Spain and Europe.

El Musel terminal received the Certificate of Start-up for Testing by the Industry and Energy Area of the Government Delegation in the Principality of Asturias on 9 June 2023, following the Administrative Authorisation for its start-up by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge – Ministerial Order TED/578/2023, of 7 June 2023 – and the approval of the special economic regime for its logistical use by the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC) on 17 February 2023.

To complete the entire process, the only thing that remains to be done is to obtain the Certificate of Final Start-up from the Industry and Energy Department of the Government Delegation in the Principality of Asturias, which will be issued once the technical tests of the terminal have been completed.

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Vietnam: PV GAS to receive first imported LNG shipment

Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation (PV GAS) is expected to receive the first imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from supplier Shell on July 10. Hanoi (VNA) – Petrovietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation (PV GAS) is expected to receive the first imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from supplier Shell on July 10.


Specially, the Greece-flagged Maran Gas Achilles ship will transport 70,000 tonnes of LNG from Bontang port in Indonesia to Thi Vai LNG warehouse in southern Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.

Deputy General Director of PV GAS Tran Nhat Huy said that the company has completed the construction of the infrastructure of the Thi Vai LNG warehouse and it is ready for LNG import and export.

PV GAS said that LNG infrastructure will basically meet the energy demand for the Southern region in the future.

The Thi Vai LNG warehouse will be the first and largest LNG warehouse in Vietnam with a capacity of 1 million tonnes per year in its first phase. PV GAS has a plan to expand the warehouse’s capacity to 3 million tonnes per year in the second phase./.

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Norway.: Knutsen welcomes LNG carrier for charter with ENGIE

The fleet of Norwegian shipping company Knutsen Group has gotten a new member, an LNG carrier named Gordon Waters Knutsen. The group shared on its social media that the vessel is designed specifically for the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG), with a capacity of 174,000 cubic meters.


It will be long-term chartered to ENGIE and is equipped with a Mark III Flex system, re-liquefaction unit, air lubrication system and a brand new MEGA engine.

The vessel, built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, marks the first of two vessels ordered by ENGIE.

The naming ceremony for Gordon Waters Knutsen was held in April this year.

In the same month, Knutsen LNG France took delivery of Grażyna Gęsicka, a 174,000 cbm LNG carrier constructed by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Recently, Knutsen teamed up with Lloyd’s Register (LR), HD Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE) and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for a joint development project (JDP) to study environmental impact across the entire life cycle of an LNG carrier.

Jarle Østenstad, Director of Newbuilding and Innovation, Knutsen, commented at the time: “We have for a long time been interested in finding out lifetime CO2 emissions from a ship. This project will give interesting results to be used for further optimization of the fleet and to do more qualified assessments for deciding whether to extend the lifetime of vessels, do conversions/upgrades or build new vessels in order to minimize emissions.”

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Japan’s NYK, GCMD sign 5-year agreement for low-carbon shipping collaboration

SINGAPORE, July 4 (Reuters) – Japan’s leading shipping company NYK has signed a 5-year contract with the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) to collaborate on low-carbon solutions for shipping.


NYK will join the GCMD as a strategic partner, after previously conducting trials on biofuels and starting projects on ammonia bunkering, the centre said in a statement on Tuesday

NYK’s ongoing ammonia bunkering projects include the retrofit of an LNG-fuelled tugboat with an ammonia-fuelled engine, which is expected to commence operations in 2024.

It was also the first Japanese shipper to obtain an approval-in-principle for an ammonia bunkering vessel, and aims to deliver an ammonia-fuelled gas carrier by 2026.

NYK had in February conducted a biofuel bunkering trial, using a fuel consisting of 24% biofuel (B24) blended with very-low sulphur fuel oil.

The trial is the second of five supply chains of a pilot with GCMD and paves the way for a green premium cost-benefit analysis of deploying biofuels.

The GCMD, a Singapore-based non-profit organisation, aims to help the shipping industry eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by shaping standards for future fuels and piloting low-carbon solutions, according to its website. (Reporting by Jeslyn Lerh; Editing by Varun H K)

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Technological Development for Cleaner and Greener Environment Hydrogen & Bio-Methane

Spain: Gruner Renewable Energy and Sanmish Energies forge joint venture to establish Bio CNG pump infrastructure

The joint venture has signed a one-year contract with the goal of developing 100 BIO CNG pumps by the end of the current financial year, spanning across India.


Gruner Renewable Energy, a renowned provider of sustainable energy solutions, is thrilled to announce a strategic joint venture with Sanmish Energies, a one-stop solution for Green Energy requirements. This collaboration aims to revolutionize the country’s greener energy landscape by establishing a strong infrastructure of BIO-CNG (Bio-Compressed Natural Gas) pumps. The joint venture has signed a one-year contract with the goal of developing 100 BIO CNG pumps by the end of the current financial year, spanning across India.

By leveraging their collective expertise, Gruner Renewable Energy and Sanmish Energies seek to meet the growing demand for sustainable energy solutions and promote the widespread adoption of BIO-CNG. These pumps will offer a cleaner and more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional fuels, significantly reducing carbon emissions.

The partnership between Gruner Renewable Energy and Sanmish Energies brings together Gruner’s established expertise in Biogas solutions and Sanmish’s comprehensive knowledge of product and service offerings to design, engineer, and implement bespoke solutions. This collaboration guarantees the creation of a resilient network of BIO-CNG pumps, facilitating convenient access to greener energy alternatives across the nation.

The collaboration between the two organizations will leverage the strengths of both entities. Gruner Renewable’s extensive experience in Biogas solutions and Sanmish Energies’ expertise in all Natural gas Biogas and LPG requirements solutions will ensure the successful implementation of this ambitious project.

“We are excited to collaborate with Sanmish Energies in establishing a strong infrastructure for BIO CNG pumps,” expressed Utkarsh Gupta, CEO of Gruner Renewable Energy. “This partnership signifies our enthusiasm to revolutionize the energy sector by delivering dependable, high-quality, and sustainable BIO-CNG solutions. Together, we are dedicated to driving the country’s transition towards a more sustainable future, underpinned by our shared commitment to greener energy.”

Talking about the collaboration, Ankit Kohli, CEO, Sanmish Energies, shared, “With a name that symbolizes greenery, Gruner, and a philosophy that represents transition and purity, Sanmish, we are dedicated to collaborating and delivering unparalleled technology, services, and an exceptional retail customer experience to our valued clientele.”

At present, Gruner Renewable Energy has already signed 24 BIO CNG plants, is on the verge of signing 24 BIO-CNG retail outlets, and aims to set up 100 BIO CNG pumps by the end of the current financial year. The company is aiming for a turnover of INR 1000 crore by the end of the current financial year.

About Gruner Renewable Energy:

Established in February 2023, Gruner Renewable Energy has swiftly emerged as a premier provider of sustainable energy solutions, dedicated to reducing carbon footprints and realizing sustainability objectives. The company excels in the dynamic BioGas market, and is aiming to set up 100 biogas plants by the end of the financial year 2023-24. Leveraging advanced technology from Germany, their expertise lies in offering end-to-end solutions that encompass the entire plant setup process. Gruner Renewable is an esteemed member of the Indian Biogas Association, driven by the vision to revolutionize India’s energy industry. Additionally, Gruner Renewable excels in the installation of top-tier Biogas pumps, known for their affordability and user-friendliness. Headquartered in Noida, within just 5 months since its inception, the company has surpassed a turnover of INR 30 crore, with 24 projects in hand at present. With a collective experience of 75 years in the Biogas industry, Gruner Renewable Energy is paving the way for a greener and more sustainable future where renewable energy sources play a pivotal role in mitigating environmental impact.

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