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nraacct
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:38:21 PM

Because trucks and buses use significant amounts of fuel and tend to emit high levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs), diesel and natural gas (NG) vehicles are increasingly attractive options in these commercial markets. At the same time, the rebounding construction industry is pushing growth in the overall truck market while cities and municipalities look to expand their public transit systems. According to a recent report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice, sales of natural gas trucks and buses will expand steadily over the remainder of the decade. More than 930,000 of these vehicles will be sold worldwide from 2012 to 2019, the study concludes.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:38:15 PM

good for US as it reduces the imports of crude
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 4:26:48 AM

All good for now.
FuelishGuy
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:42:02 PM

Too bad most of those units won't be in my backyard.
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:17:06 PM

most will be setting along the road looking for fuel.........
335d1
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:46:48 PM

Need to build up the CNG infrastructure to make it a reality.
MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:35:04 AM

Natural gas is one solution to excess fuel consumption and pollution, but here in Winston-Salem the city is trying out hybrid buses (yes, they're painted green). They get twice the mileage(increase from 3 to 6 mpg) of their non-hybrid diesel counterparts, therefore half the pollution and fuel consumption. Maybe these two technologies can come together somehow - but I guess that would be too much initial investment.
SUPERSTEVIEO
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:08:19 AM

this conversion will reduce the diesel and gasoline consumption.... so do we expect the gasoline and diesel pricing to drop... or conversely increase due to lost profits for gasoline companies?
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:29:35 AM

This is a resource that should be used here.
granitestater
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:20:19 AM

Sounds good to me...
MN1
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:15:56 AM

Good, should create demand for more infrastructure to get the ball rolling.
Palantas
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:14:14 AM

Awesome.
danindenver
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:58:07 AM

But.
If fracking is outlawed, only outlaws will drive natural gas trucks and buses.

BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:20:54 AM

COOL
beale055
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:14:21 AM

This is great news
gcalleja
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:14:09 AM

Interesting.
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:14:00 AM

Whatever.
cheap59
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:07:01 AM

Progress!
Vetteblu
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:49:07 PM

Yea!
TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:44:24 PM

So where are you going to be filling up those cars tankumo? Odds are you will have to drive 50 miles out of your way to fill-up. If that doesn't impress you, check out the price tag on converting a car over to run on NG.
Zing20
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:24:29 PM

Most CNG filling stations aren't open to the public, they're only for gov. vehicles.
tankumo
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:10:30 PM

A good start.

Now we need more NG cars.
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:00:48 PM

hope this all works out, diesel looks better
davenles
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:55:38 PM

No more city buses puffing black smoke.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:49:09 PM

It'll be interesting to see the savings in cost and the reductions in emissions.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:47:23 PM

If gas is abundant here it should be used.
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:09:01 PM

I am surprised that this move has taken such a long time; especially for municipalities where driving is all local. And I expect passenger cars to follow suit when the infrastructure of filling stations expands.

[Edited by: SammyAdams at 1/11/2013 9:10:25 PM EST]
hpmossii
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:08:40 PM

The market will drive practical application of alternative fuel vehicles.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:51:23 PM

kinda puts ev's to shame huh?
graceman
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:48:43 PM

Good news
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