LNG as a Railroad Fuel?
April 20, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
Continued growth in domestic natural gas production, along with substantially lower natural gas spot prices compared to crude oil, is reshaping the U.S. energy economy and attracting considerable interest in the potential for fueling freight locomotives with liquefied natural gas.
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The Natural Gas Locomotive
February 9, 2014 | The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The diesel-burning locomotive, the workhorse of American railroads since World War II, will soon begin burning natural gas — a potentially historic shift that could cut fuel costs, reduce pollution and strengthen the advantage railroads hold over trucks in long-haul shipping." Quoted from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Making Diesel and Jet Fuel from Natural Gas
September 26, 2013 | FuelFix.com
Royal Dutch Shell is in negotiations with Louisiana government to build a plant that would manufacture diesel fuel and jet fuel from natural gas. These products are currently made from crude oil and making them from natural gas would produce a cleaner-burning fuel.