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15 February 2013

Dubai Flare Gas Slated for Motor Fuel

In the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a partnership between the city and the national oil company that will create a project to capture flare gas (see previous post), compress it, and use it for motor fuel. An excerpt from the press release: Emirates Gas LLC (EMGAS), a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Municipality to treat land …


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11 June 2012

Argonne Lab Shifts Focus to Natural Gas Vehicles

Although natural gas is not yet a big transportation fuel in the United States, there is some steady, quiet progress toward that goal. President Obama stated his committment to natural gas as a transportation fuel during a western road trip: “We’ve got to keep at it. Think about what could happen if we do,” Obama said. “Think about an America where more cars and trucks are running on domestic natural gas than on …


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16 April 2012

Pennsylvania PUC Schedules AFV Forum

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has scheduled a forum next month at Drexel University to focus on promotion and regulation of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV), including natural gas and electric cars. Specifically, the forum will address: The state of development and costs of various technologies; What constraints exist in developing AFVs – both nationwide and in Pennsylvania; What are the appropriate private sector, utility and Commission roles in fostering the …


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13 April 2012

Where are the Natural Gas Vehicles?

Gasoline prices are up, natural gas prices are way down. Vehicles can run on natural gas. So, where are all the natural gas vehicles? A good overview of the feasibility of using natural gas as a vehicle fuel is available in the 2010 International Energy Agency publication “The Contribution of Natural Gas Vehicles to Sustainable Transport“. The advocacy group Natural Gas Vehicles for America reports there are about 112,000 natural …


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