The government of The Netherlands, along with several Dutch companies, are finding ways to to accelerate the introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a transportation fuel, for both land and marine activity. The declared goal is to have at least 50 barges, 50 ships and 500 heavy-duty trucks powered by LNG by 2015. An initial assessment shows an abundant demand for natural gas and well diversified stocks, with a stabilizing effect on prices as a result. The plan will commence by focusing on two areas: the Wadden Sea-North Sea and the Rhine region from Rotterdam to Basel, Switzerland.
See NGV Global News for more details about the LNG transport in Netherlands initiative.