LNG: black diamond in the rough.

Author(s) : NIMOCKS R. M.

Type of article: Article


The use of compressed natural gas as an alternative automobile fuel already has a small market outlet. Methane, as a fuel, has advantages over petroleum products in that it is cleaner, more environmentally acceptable and is more abundant. In liquefied form the space requirement on transport vehicles is considerably reduced. The USA government is currently promoting the development of natural gas as a vehicle fuel, proposing to convert the 550,000 vehicles in the federal fleet. Such programmes should encourage research and ultimately LNG should prove less expensive than petroleum products. Other experiments are taking place in transit fleets, rail systems, and in marine use. D.W.H.


  • Original title: LNG: black diamond in the rough.
  • Record ID : 1994-2063
  • Languages: English
  • Source: CryoGas International - vol. 31 - n. 6
  • Publication date: 1993/06
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