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Natural-Gas Vehicles Will Run Best Without Subsidies

Bloomberg -- Few areas of American governance have been as incoherent in recent decades as energy policy, which is saying something. But lately, we keep seeing reasons for optimism.

Almost miraculously, the U.S. is both reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions and becoming increasingly energy independent. As Bloomberg News recently reported, the share of U.S. energy demand met by domestic sources increased to 81 percent through the first 10 months of 2011 -- the highest level in 20 years -- and emissions are expected to decline 12 percent by 2020.

A major factor in both trends is increased use of natural gas, a cleaner-burning fossil fuel now being extracted in abundance across the country. Hydraulic fracturing, a new production technology also known as fracking, has helped push prices for the fuel...


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Submitted Mar 31, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 10:22:43 AM

How I remember seeing through the years all the oil and natural gas being burned off and not used. What a shame. Just like the boxes or cases or pallets of food I see go to waste today or anything else, what a shame. So many that could use it all.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2012 11:14:32 AM

They already do.
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TerryLee
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 10:25:14 PM

OK
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bigoilscamsus
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:37:46 PM

Pump no gas on April 15th!!!
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A2J
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:32:15 PM

Running wild on other side of the world already..,
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Akcamper
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:28:10 PM

SCREWED AGAIN OMG = OBAMA MUST GO!
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dollarwatcher
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:25:22 PM

There goes my home heating bill.
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nobodyMO
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:23:13 PM

We shouldn't start with subsidies
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kosciak
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:20:13 PM

ok
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IUVidiot
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:18:07 PM

Just do it
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saleboss
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:16:58 PM

We need to get the infrastructure to best use NG!!!
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kuma2000
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:16:20 PM

not for me.
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swrestler
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:14:56 PM

Natural Gas Is The Way To Go....
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:14:46 PM

wonderfulllllllllllllll
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:11:51 PM

Thanks
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iamforiu
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:11:32 PM

Let's do CNG
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:06:45 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:05:42 PM

gotta do a lot of fracking first
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:04:32 PM

Ok
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goodbuy
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:02:52 PM

Will not work without more filling stations.
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Taurus1
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:57:31 PM

Most subsidies need to go.
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acvw74
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:57:24 PM

They may run best...but first they have to get going.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:53:54 PM

Subsidies are necessary to keep R & D coming...
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Dsin44
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:53:40 PM

with natural gas you will still be dealing with big oil... had a natural gas truck a few years back was a deal for fuel for about a year then it jumped up to approximately the price of unleaded fuel. No real savings!!
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:53:27 PM

We'll see
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:50:27 PM

True.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:47:51 PM

I certainly agree that we have an incoherent energy policy. We are seeing some development in fuel on private land but not on Federal land. Also consumers our buying less gas due to high prices. I don't believe in green house gas or the carbon credit scam.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:34:23 PM

Good article.

Not a believer in subsidies. If it is worthwhile, and I believe that Natural Gas is, it will likely succeed within the market. Allow market forces to work.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:24:30 PM

Best results are being seen in Eastern countries
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 4:17:58 PM

Agree with "sljbc475."
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 3:11:21 PM

All would work better without subsidies.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 3:09:56 PM

whatever
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 3:09:48 PM

ok great
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 3:06:39 PM

CNG can go BOOM.....not for me..
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 2:11:16 PM

Tell the government to stop subsidizing and let businesses succeed on their own.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 1:58:53 PM

I agree
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 1:09:59 PM

The government needs to allow Ford to bring their Fiesta Edge Econetic across the pond from Great Britain. A 1.6 liter Duratorq TDCi diesel delivers 85.6 mpg (combined) http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Fiesta/Modelsandprices
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 11:48:47 AM

Agree with BBopp.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 11:05:10 AM

Keep the subsidies out of the equation. A product should be able to stand on its own at an affordable price for all.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 11:03:14 AM

Did somebody hack into Bloomberg and slip a real story in when nobody was looking?
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 10:11:54 AM

really?
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 10:07:47 AM

I'd have to agree with the author. Things seem to be progressing nicely,we don't need the government to start messing it up.
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:48:15 AM

The natural gas industry is wealthy, it does not need subsidies. Neither does the auto industries or the after market conversions.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:28:40 AM

We need more models to choose from.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 9:24:51 AM

I agree with doeslayersr
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TerrySawchuk
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:50:59 AM

Sure.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:45:34 AM

Agreed. No subsidies for NG. There are no subsidies for any fossil fuels at this time (and there never have been), only tax credits which are incentives to invest in equipment, jobs and to explore and increase production. Tax credits are available to a multitude of industries and sectors. Apple gets tax credits as well. Every tax payer who owns a home gets a tax credit of some sort (i.e. property tax credit, mortgage interest, etc).

Unfortunately, even people who do not work or pay taxes get tax credits as well.

[Edited by: doeslayersr at 3/31/2012 8:46:33 AM EST]
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 8:10:06 AM

Boil this story down to this: NatGas is a long way from going mainstream.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 7:43:54 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2012 7:38:48 AM

Natural-Gas Vehicles Will Run Best With Places To Fuel Them.

I'm waiting.
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