Skip to comments.Govt must introduce measures to popularize use of CNG trucks (Japan)
Posted on 06/17/2013 11:56:03 PM PDT by TexGrill
The Yomiuri ShimbunIn promoting environmental measures, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it has become a challenge to have trucks, a major means of distributing goods, emit less pollution.
Trucks fueled by natural gas are drawing attention in this respect, as they are superior to light oil-driven diesel vehicles in environmental performance, emitting 30 percent less greenhouse gases. They also emit far less toxic particles such as nitrogen oxide and black exhaust fumes.
While Japan depends on the Middle East for as much as 90 percent of its oil imports, natural gas can be procured from many other areas. Increasing the number of natural gas-driven vehicles on the road is also desirable from the viewpoint of the nations energy security.
Following the shale gas revolution, the global supply of natural gas is expected to increase. The price of this fuel is forecast to fall to about half the price of light oil over the middle to long term, bringing down the cost of transportation.
As these advantages have been recognized, the number of natural gas-fueled trucks and buses are rising sharply around the world. In 2012, global sales of such vehicles reached the 17 million unit level, a threefold increase in six years.
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That is what I love about PennsylvaniA Gov Tom Corbett. We are in the heart of the US natural gas boom and he has said no gov’t investment in CNG as it should happen through the marketplace.
To get acceptable range with normal-sized tank, the gas has to be highly pressurized. Issues with safety while compressing, dispensing, storing CNG naturally ensue...