China’s LNG-powered road transport sector shows huge growth

China’s road transport sector has consumed nearly 13 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas last year as the number of LNG-powered vehicles continues to surge.

The world’s second-largest LNG importer has more than 3,000 LNG filling stations, ten times more when compared to 300+ stations in 21 countries across Europe, according to Shell’s latest annual LNG Outlook.

China’s fleet of LNG-fueled trucks and buses is nearing an unbelievable number of 600,000 vehicles, according to the report. LNG-fueled trucks, which number increased about four times since 2016, account for most of these vehicles.

To remind, China’s LNG imports hit an all-time high last year rising 11.5 percent year-on-year to 67.13 million tonnes.

Shell said in the report it expects the country’s announcement of a target to become carbon neutral by 2060 to continue driving up its LNG demand through the “key role gas can play in decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors, namely buildings, heavy industry, shipping and heavy-duty road transport.”

In addition, Europe has also seen a steady increase in LNG-powered trucks and currently has about 15,000 LNG-powered trucks in operation, the report said.

The report predicts European road LNG demand to reach 7.9 million tonnes by 2030. Bio-LNG would account for about 40% of this demand.

- Advertisements -
spot_img

Most Popular

Larsen & Toubro scores Dahej LNG tank gig from Petronet

A unit of India's engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro has secured a contract from compatriot Petronet LNG...

Stena adds LNG power barge to its portfolio

A unit of Sweden’s Stena said it has expanded its jetty-less LNG offering with an integrated power barge (IPB). The...

Romania’s OMV Petrom wraps up first LNG bunkering op

Romania’s energy firm OMV Petrom said it has completed its first delivery of LNG after it won a license...

More News Like This

China continues to boost monthly LNG imports

China is continuing to increase its monthly LNG imports, boosted by high demand from the power generation and industrial...

Crowley, Shell ink deal for new US LNG bunkering barge

Florida-based Crowley Maritime said it has teamed up with LNG giant Shell to build a new Jones Act-compliant liquefied...

Shell greenlights Timi gas project off Malaysia

LNG giant Shell has taken a final investment decision on its Timi gas development located 200 kilometers off the...

Hyundai Samho starts work on another Knutsen LNG newbuild

South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries has started building a new LNG carrier for Norwegian shipowner Knutsen. To mark the...