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.
Perspectives on Exporting US Crude?
February 13, 2014 | UPI
A US Senator from Alaska says... "Opening up world markets to U.S. crude oil will lower the global price, which will in turn lower the global prices for petroleum products."
A US airlines industry VP says... "Exporting U.S. crude makes little sense. [...] If we allow for the export of U.S. crude, we'll have to import more oil from overseas and subject ourselves, once again, to an increasing degree of price volatility and higher global prices."
The idea of exporting US crude hits different people different ways. Alaska has a surplus of oil and exporting it to Asia is as