compressed natural gas (cng)

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The Natural Gas Pathway to Sustainable Transportation

June 12, 2013 by Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri

If you read the business section of a major U.S. newspaper with any regularity, chances are you’ve seen something about the potential for the shale gas boom to transform the transportation sector. Much of this excitement is derived from the fact that natural gas currently enjoys a three-fold advantage over traditional petroleum fuels.[read more]

Natural Gas on Track to Become Next Energy Giant

February 28, 2013 by Sarah Battaglia

Taking into account that natural gas is responsible for generating about 24 percent of U.S. energy, how long will take before it becomes the main source of power in this country?[read more]

Do LNG Exports Threaten the Shift to Gas?

November 4, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

Last week US liquefied natural gas provider Cheniere signed a long-term agreement to sell BG (formerly British Gas) LNG exported from the Gulf Coast. The governor of Alaska was also recently quoted suggesting that his state's surplus natural gas might find a better market in Asia than if sent to the lower-48 via a new pipeline. Both...[read more]

Honda Pushing Clean Transportation Sweepstakes With Its 2012 ‘Civic Natural Gas’

October 12, 2011 by Jim Pierobon

Straight from its manufacturing and assembly plant southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana in the U.S., Honda is stocking dealers with a 2012 version of its Civic fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). It officially goes on sale Tuesday, Oct. 18 in some or all of the 36 states listed below, representing a major expansion of Honda’s strategy...[read more]

Pickens Plan, the Sequel

July 23, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

How can you not love T. Boone Pickens? Here's someone who made his fortune in oil, and now he's advising us to switch major parts of the US economy to wind and natural gas. And unlike some of the other concepts for taking a big bite out of our oil consumption, his current idea actually stands a chance of making a significant difference...[read more]

Better Place Launches Electric Taxi Service In Tokyo

April 28, 2010 by Cory Renauer

Years ago when moved to Bangkok I used to marvel at how cheap taxis were. A few years later I bought a small Corolla with a modest 1.6 liter engine. I realized that the price my very efficient Toyota per km was just a bit higher than what it cost to be chauffeured around in a taxi the same distance. I was baffled. Turns out...[read more]