That is the very first transportation app I would expect cheap natural gas to fill. Just convert to CNG, which is practical for local operations because you can simply switch the engine from gasoline to NG, which has a good octane rating, and the only real penalty is the space/weight of the Compressed Natural Gas tank. It makes far mor immeciatee sense than any other application.One transportation app for LNG conspicuously got no mention - railroads. That is another very natural app, even more so than the long-haul trucks. Diesel-electric locomotives could very easily run on NG, because diesel engines can use it directly so long as you dont make the fuel-air mixture rich enough to auto ignite. You just use a pilot charge of diesel oil to trigger ignition. A thermodynamically very efficient use of fuel, especially desirable when gas is so relatively cheap.
Use of LNG to fuel ships also sounds like a winner.
Hmmmm.....interesting info. I wasn't aware that could be done. Gotta read up on that....thanks!
Makes the potential speed and breadth of application MUCH wider. I'm just about the read Newt Gingrich's book "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less". I'll be interested to see what "he" has to say.