Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Low Cost Fracked Gas Saves Truckers $2.0 A Gallon.

  • Filling stations being planned for coast to coast and border to border as the article reports.
  • Clean burning the big plus factor to please EPA.
  • Already popular for short haul trucking.
  • Engineers may be hard at work to modify existing passenger car engines and gas storage.
An excerpt from the article,
Trucks that you're making here at this plant run on natural gas, and that makes them quieter, it makes them better for the environment, it makes them cheaper to fill up," President Barack Obama said during a March 7 speech to announce his administration's expanded alternative vehicle efforts at a Daimler truck factory in North Carolina. "But, at the end of the day, it doesn't matter how much natural gas or flex-fuel or electric vehicles you have if there's no place to charge them up or fill them up."
Seems it might competitive for electric cars, where electricity might not be so cheap and available.

More from SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN BY David Biello.

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