Stopped Dead in itsTracks

Using natural gas for powering automobiles and trucks has been stopped dead in its tracks by the low price of gasoline and diesel fuel. When Saudi Arabia decided to maintain its output of oil to keep its market share, it Continue reading Stopped Dead in itsTracks

Another Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The title of the Wall Street Journal op-ed was positive, “Make the Most of the U.S. Energy Boom.” One would expect the article to support fracking and increased oil and natural gas production. Instead, it promoted renewables and electric vehicles Continue reading Another Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Hydrogen Still the Car of the Future

The recent article in Fortune magazine opined that the hydrogen-powered car may actually happen. I’m not betting on it, except that California’s zero emission standards may force car makers to sell hydrogen cars since EVs aren’t doing very well. As Continue reading Hydrogen Still the Car of the Future

Natural Gas Vehicle Update

(For a complete picture of the use of natural gas in vehicles in the United States, read the 2013, January 29 and February 1, articles on this subject. See Part 1, and Part 2.) While the United States has been Continue reading Natural Gas Vehicle Update

Natural Gas Vehicles in 2013 – Part 2

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 Vehicles in 2013 – Part 2

Natural Gas Vehicles in 2013 – Part 1

Little has changed since first commenting on natural gas vehicles two years ago. Essentially, the only changes have been that Cummins is now manufacturing NG engines for long haul trucks (eighteen wheelers) in addition to those of the Westport design, Continue reading Natural Gas Vehicles in 2013 – Part 1