There are essentially two methods for replacing “oil-derived” diesel fuel in the United States. The first is to use natural gas in either a compressed form (CNG) or in a liquefied form (LNG). The second is to convert natural gas Continue reading And the Winner is?
Shale gas was first used in the U.S. to light homes at Fredonia, New York in 1821. The use of shale gas is not new. Hydraulic fracturing was first used in Texas to stimulate oil-wells in the late 1940s. Fracking Continue reading Fracking Risks and Benefits
The cost of natural gas is less than the cost of diesel fuel and gasoline. The savings when using LNG is approximately $1.30 per diesel gallon equivalent (DGE). The savings when using CNG is about $1.15 per gasoline gallon equivalent Continue reading Natural Gas for Transportation Part II
Pickens reportedly spent $60 million on his campaign to promote natural gas for transportation. Here’s my two cents worth. Any analysis of using natural gas for transportation should begin by examining each natural gas vehicle market segment. The market can Continue reading Natural Gas for Transportation Part I
Gas to Liquids (GTL) converts natural gas to a diesel fuel. Coal to liquids (CTL) converts coal to a diesel fuel. Nazi Germany used CTL to provide fuel for its panzer divisions during WWII. Both GTL and CTL use variations Continue reading Preface to Using Natural Gas for Transportation