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Transforming our Nation’s Transportation Sector –The Role of Natural Gas: By Dr. Kathryn Clay, Executive Director, Drive National Gas

Transforming our Nation’s Transportation Sector –The Role of Natural Gas: By Dr. Kathryn Clay, Executive Director, Drive National Gas

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  • 1. Transforming our Nation’s Transportation SectorThe Role of Natural Gas
    Kathryn Clay, Ph.D. Executive Director, Drive Natural Gas Initiative
    Washington Energy Summit * September 28, 2011
  • 2. Our dependence on foreign oil has increased over the past decades
    Last year, the United States imported 1.5 billion barrels of oil from dangerous, unstable nations.
  • 3. Natural gas: A foundation fuel for our energy security
    A better source of energy security and economic stability exists within our borders and those of our Canadian neighbors
    Our nation is the largest producer of natural gas in the world.
    • The United States now has more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil.
    • 4. Over the last decade, U.S. shale gas production has increased 12-fold and now comprises about 25 percent of total U.S. production.
  • Shale gas plays and basinsare a vast resource, widely distributed across the United States.
    Thirty-two states are now producing, or have produced, natural gas.
  • 5. Natural gas: Clean, domestic, secure, affordable energy for transportation
    Greenhouse gas emissions 29% lower than comparable gasoline light-duty vehicles.
    Domestic gas production accounts for 89% of natural gas consumed in the United States.
    Natural gas prices are decoupled from petroleum, with abundant resources to support stable prices for years to come.
  • 6. Natural gas vs conventional gasoline
    On average, CNG costs 47% less than gasoline
    Seattle
    CNG - $1.60
    Gas - $3.79
    Omaha
    CNG - $1.93
    Gas - $3.68
    San Francisco
    CNG - $2.44
    Gas - $3.89
    New York
    CNG - $2.70
    Gas - $4.03
    Detroit
    CNG - $1.94
    Gas - $3.78
    Salt Lake City
    CNG - $1.26
    Gas - $3.37
    Los Angeles
    CNG - $2.74
    Gas - $3.81
    Wash., DC
    CNG - $2.40
    Gas - $3.94
    Denver
    CNG - $2.50
    Gas - $3.45
    Nashville
    CNG - $1.63
    Gas - $3.59
    San Diego
    CNG - $2.89
    Gas - $3.80
    Atlanta
    CNG - $2.34
    Gas - $3.72
    Dallas
    CNG - $2.49
    Gas - $3.65
    Source: CNG prices captured in July 2011 by CNGPrices.com
    Gas prices reflect city average on July 20 from GasBuddy.com
    Ft. Lauderdale
    CNG - $2.19
    Gas - $3.77
  • 7. Transforming the transportation sector to meet our energy and environmental goals:
    America’s natural gas industry is committed to being a part of the solution.