Natural Gas Vehicle Refueling Infrastructure

Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas Refueling Infrastructure:
Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

Global supplies of natural gas (NG) are abundant today due to the deployment of nontraditional extraction methods such as hydraulic fracturing. Consequently, prices of NG are staying low and its appeal as a fuel for ground vehicles is increasing. As fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards become increasingly stringent in world markets—particularly for medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDVs), where electrification is less practical—NG is becoming an attractive alternative to diesel.

NG is an appealing option for reducing operating costs and CO2 emissions for many applications, especially high-mileage fleet operators and consumers in regions with high retail prices for liquid fuels. However, NG vehicles (NGVs) are only useful if refueling infrastructure is readily available. The density of refueling infrastructure varies widely and is frequently tied to government incentive programs. In addition, without a critical mass of vehicles in need of fuel, station operators are unwilling to invest in equipment—and without ready access to stations, retail customers do not buy NGVs. Yet, because NG is well-suited to larger vehicles such as refuse trucks and buses, fleet operators frequently take advantage of the low fuel cost by installing private stations in vehicle depots. According to Navigant Research, the total number of global NGV refueling stations is expected to grow from 23,001 in 2015 to 38,890 in 2025.

This Navigant Research report examines the key factors expected to influence the deployment of NGV refueling infrastructure, including economic growth, fuel prices, NGV sales, equipment costs, and regulations. The study provides an analysis of how all of these factors are projected to affect station operators, equipment suppliers, and gas suppliers. Global market forecasts, segmented by fuel (CNG and LNG), type of station (public vs. private), and region, extend through 2025. The report also examines the significant technical issues related to NGV refueling infrastructure, as well as the competitive landscape.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How big is the market for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) both globally and regionally?
  • Which form of natural gas (NG) makes the most sense for various applications?
  • What are the key forces driving demand for NGV refueling infrastructure?
  • What are the pros and cons of compressed and liquefied natural gas (CNG and LNG) vehicles in different segments and regions?
  • Which companies are involved in the NGV refueling infrastructure market?
Who needs this report?
  • Refueling station operators
  • Natural gas (NG) refueling infrastructure component and system suppliers
  • NG suppliers
  • Engineering and construction companies
  • Government regulators
  • Fleet operators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Market Overview

1.2  Technical Issues

1.3  Key Players

1.4  Market Forecasts

2. Market Issues

2.1  Introduction

2.2  Increasing NGV Sales

2.3  Public Stations versus Private Stations

2.4  CNG Considerations

2.5  LNG Considerations

2.5.1  Movable-Modular Liquefaction

2.6  Stations

2.6.1  Fast-Fill Systems

2.6.2  Time-Fill Systems

2.6.3  Home Refueling Appliances

2.6.4  Portable Fueling

2.7  Distribution

2.7.1  Pipelines

2.7.2  Compressor Stations

2.7.3  Trucks

2.8  Station Cost Drivers

3. Key Industry Players   

3.1  Overview

3.2  Station Operators

3.2.1  American Natural Gas, LLC

3.2.2  Blu

3.2.3  Clean Energy Fuels

3.2.4  CNG 4 America

3.2.5  ENN Energy Holdings Ltd.

3.2.6  Pilot Travel Centers, LLC

3.2.7  Questar Corp.

3.2.8  TransEco Energy

3.3  Distributors and Producers

3.3.1  Kinder Morgan

3.3.2  Linde

3.3.3  NEOgás do Brasil

3.3.4  Pivotal LNG

3.3.5  Royal Dutch Shell

3.3.6  Spectrum LNG

3.3.7  Transcanada Corp.

3.3.8  Waste Management

3.3.9  Williams

3.4  Equipment Providers

3.4.1  Agility Fuel Systems

3.4.2  ANGI Energy Systems

3.4.3  Applied LNG

3.4.4  BRC Gas Equipment

3.4.5  Chart Industries, Inc.

3.4.6  Clean Fuel Connection Inc.

3.4.7  Cryostar – Linde Gas

3.4.8  Fuel Systems Solutions

3.4.9  GE Oil & Gas

3.4.10   GNC Galileo Technologies, S.A.

3.4.11   GreenLine Fuel Corp.

3.4.12   Ingersoll Rand

3.4.13   Siemens AG

3.4.14   Trillium CNG

3.4.15   Ultimate CNG

3.4.16   Wise Gas Inc.

4. Market Forecasts    

4.1  Introduction

4.2  NG Refueling Infrastructure Forecasts

4.2.1  CNG Stations

   4.2.1.1  Public and Private CNG Stations

4.2.2  LNG Stations

4.3  Regional Forecasts

4.3.1  North America

4.3.2  Western Europe

4.3.3  Eastern Europe

4.3.4  Asia Pacific

4.3.5  Rest of the World

4.4  Conclusions and Recommendations

5. Company Directory
6. Acronym and Abbreviation List
7. Table of Contents
8. Table of Charts and Figures
9. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • Total NGV Refueling Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Annual MHD Vehicle Sales by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Average Share of CNG Station Component Costs, North America: 2015
  • Total Annual LDV Sales by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Annual LD NGV Sales by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Annual MHD NGV Sales by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Public vs. Private CNG Refueling Stations, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total LNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Annual New Public CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Annual New Private CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • LNG Station Diagram
  • Galileo Cryobox
  • Fast-Fill Station Diagram
  • Time-Fill Station Diagram
  • Ultimate CNG FuelMule Portable Refueling Truck
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Map, United States: 2009
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Compressor Stations, United States: 2008

List of Tables

  • Total Annual LDV Sales by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Annual LD NGV Sales by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Annual MHD Vehicle Sales by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Annual MHD NGV Sales by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Annual New CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total LNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Annual New LNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Public CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total Private CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Total NGV Refueling Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Annual New Public CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • Annual New Private CNG Stations by Region, World Markets: 2015-2025
  • CNG Station Components
  • LNG Station Components

Report Details

  • Pages: 53
  • Tables, Charts,
    Figures:
    34
  • Release Date: 3Q 2015

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