Gary Peterson, head of engineering and technology development, Energy Solutions for Linde North America, has been named the Linde voting member of the newly formed Natural Gas Technology Committee of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA).

The committee was recently organised to develop safety standards related to compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The CGA, which is celebrating its 100thanniversary this year, is an industry organisation dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial gases industry.

“The use of natural gas as a transportation and high horsepower fuel has been growing rapidly over the past several years,” said Peterson. “As a result, we need to address recommendations specific to its safe handling and distribution. And the CGA, with its expertise in developing standards for liquid and compressed industrial gases, is perfectly suited to develop standards for natural gas, which is similar in many ways to other industrial gases. I’m looking forward to being a part of this essential committee.”

Laura Brumsey, director of Operations and Administration for CGA, said, “The new committee will address unique topics related to CNG and LNG. Its scope includes cryogenic and non-cryogenic equipment and procedures related to the conditioning, compression/liquefaction, storage, distribution, and usage of CNG and LNG.”

Linde is a leader in LNG innovations, offering safe, reliable and efficient equipment, logistics and a nationwide service network that is positioned to support the expansion of the LNG fueling market. The company is also a fast-growing consumer of LNG, a commitment that started in 2011 with the pilot program to test the effectiveness of three LNG trucks hauling liquid carbon dioxide to customers throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. After the success of the program, Linde deepened its commitment to the fuel with the purchase and deployment of 20 more tractors in 2012 and an additional 20 this year.

The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of €15.280bn ($19.9bn). The strategy of the group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.