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A Car With No Engine?
November 20, 2013 | National Science Foundation

“This car has no engine, no transmission and no differential. It weighs half as much as a conventional car. Each of its four wheels has its own built-in electric battery-powered motor…” Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.

Drillers vs Farmers? The Ethanol Blend
November 18, 2013 | CNBC

The petroleum industry and the biofuel producers are in a lobbying attack as the government considers reducing a federal requirement on the amount of biofuels blended into gasoline.

Natural Gas Home Refueling
October 6, 2013 | Reuters

Reuters has an article about how some people are installing natural gas refueling equipment in their home to take advantage of low natural gas prices and to reduced their auto emissions. The upfront expense of a natural gas powered car and the refueling equipment is high – but the savings are currently significant.

New LNG Storage and Fueling Facilities in New York??
September 29, 2013 | Star-Telegram.com

After a 1973 explosion that killed 40 people, New York regulators are now considering a change that will allow new liquefied natural gas storage and fueling facilities to be built in the state.

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.

Futuristic Transportation?
September 1, 2013 | YouTube.com

Here’s an idea for a mass transit vehicle that “shares the road” with cars.

API and AAA vs EPA?
July 18, 2013 | TheHill.com

The renewable fuel standard program requires refiners to blend ethanol with gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency approved a 15% ethanol blend, which many believe will harm engines, result in lower gas mileage, divert farm resources away from food and squander water resources.

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How Trucks Running on Natural Gas Lower Prices for You
April 30, 2013 | Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor has an article that explains how some trucking companies are turning away from diesel fuel in favor of natural gas and how that switch can mean lower prices (and cleaner air) for you.

CNG Filling Stations in North Carolina
April 28, 2013 | NewsObserver.com

Utility companies, city governments, county governments, school districts, and trucking companies are building CNG fueling stations in North Carolina. In addition to serving their owners, the pumps are available to dispense CNG to the public.

Natural Gas Stations for Big Rigs
March 20, 2013 | National Geographic

“The New Truck Stop” will feature natural gas pumps that will enable big rigs to take advantage of the abundant gas from shale.

Natural Gas Vehicle Sales Record
March 8, 2013 | MiamiHearld.com

Last year Ford sold a record number of natural gas vehicles – four times as many as they sold in 2010. However, the number sold was just 11,600.

Converting Geothermal CO2 into Methanol??
February 20, 2013 | SmartPlanet

They call it “renewable methanol”. As carbon dioxide is emitted at a geothermal plant in Iceland it is being converted into methanol that will be blended with gasoline by a Dutch oil company.

Landslide Stops Taxi Hijacker
February 7, 2013 | KGW.com

A guy tries to steal a taxi but drives down a closed road and runs into a landslide.

Filling Stations for Alternative Transportation Fuels
January 18, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

The Energy Information Administration has published a series of maps showing the location of several alternative transportation fuels. Maps for biodiesel, CNG, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, LNG and propane are included.

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