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U.S. truck & bus fleets switching to Natural Gas

Fleet managers are taking notice. Companies as diverse as AT&T, Waste Management and UPS are converting all or parts of their fleets to natural gas, as are transit agencies, municipalities and state governments.

"Now that you can save a dollar or two dollars a gallon, there's huge interest in the market, especially in those fleets that use a lot of fuel," said Richard Kolodziej, president of the trade group Natural Gas Vehicles for America.

Waste Management, the nation's largest trash hauler, has committed to replacing 80 percent of its fleet with trucks powered by natural gas. Rich Mogan, the company's district manager in southwestern Pennsylvania, said about half of his fleet of 100 trucks now run on the cheaper fuel. They are quieter and less expensive to maintain, he said, and "we are looking at a 50 percent reduction in our (fuel) cost."

http://news.yahoo.com/natural-gas-drillers-target-us-truck-b...

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this is why I am drilling NG wells

lots of money on the upside of this transition

Good.

Good.

Southern Agrarian

A bridge to nowhere.

I look at natural gas as a 'bridge' to nowhere. It is being used to replace older coal mines and now small truck fleets. Before you know it, the price will bounce right back up and then what? The only good thing about natural gas is that it produces about 50% less CO2. For the big rigs, diesel is still the most efficient energy source. Thorium Energy Based Hydrogen Economy is the future. Time to seriously invest.

Ron Paul 2012; Rand Paul 2016

As long as they can figure

As long as they can figure out a way to do "fracking" in a way that doesn't destroy the water supply, this could be a good thing. We'll see..

Watching Gasland 1 & 2 have

Watching Gasland 1 & 2 have we?

Southern Agrarian