The UK’s first open access Bio-LNG filling station, a blend of liquefied natural gas and liquid biomethane, opened today (23 May) in Daventry. The site, which is operated by alternative fuels firm Gasrec, will operate in the similar way as a traditional petrol station and is capable of storing enough Bio-LNG to fill 700 LGVs, with five refuelling lanes and 10 pumps. The filling station is located at the Daventry Interrnational Rail Freight Terminal in Northamptonshire and has the capacity to […]
Gasrec has bet a small fortune on the future of natural gas as a road transport fuel. Chief executive Rob Wood tells Steve Hobson that the odds are moving in its favour. For those in the road transport industry with long memories, the era of gas-powered vehicles has dawned before – but proved to be false. Will things be different this time, as diesel is not only more expensive now but is being demonised for its carbon dioxide, particulate and […]
Consumption of transport fuels fell slightly in the third quarter of 2012, new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show. The data reveals that a 5.6% fall in petrol deliveries during the quarter were largely offset by a 3.4% rise in diesel deliveries. In all, just over 4.5 billion litres of petrol (Q3 2011: 4.77 billion litres) and 6.52 billion litres of diesel (Q3 2011: 6.3 billion) were delivered during the quarter. Of the diesel, some […]
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has been branded ‘complacent’ and accused of carrying out a ‘continued whitewash’ after insisting that its study last year of the UK fuel market yielded no credible evidence of any market manipulation.