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Natural Gas - clean fuel of the future. NG Vehicles explained.

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  • The Case For Natural Gas: The Most Abundant, Clean and Cost Efficient American Fuel (from NGV America) Thursday August 28, 2008 see footnote for link)
  • State alternative fuels plan…..

Natural gas- fuel of the future Natural gas- fuel of the future Presentation Transcript

  • What do we use vehicles for in the United States?
    • Taxi and shuttle services
    • Food, beverage, and other delivery services
    • Refuse companies
    • School bus fleets
    • Private and public work trucks
      • sweepers, dump trucks, and plow
    • Transit buses
  • DID YOU KNOW…
    • 1 in 5 transit buses nationwide are NOW natural gas powered….
  • Foreign Oil
    • The United States currently imports almost 70% of the oil we use
    • We use 25% of the world’s oil, but only have 4% of the world’s population .
    • U.S. is vulnerable to international pressures from the nation who control oil supplies .
  • President Obama on Foreign Oil
    • “ For the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as president: in 10 years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East.”
    We need to ask two important questions 2. Is there a single quick fix? 1. How do we get it done?
  • How Do We Get it Done?
  • Is there a quick fix?
  • Why Natural Gas?
    • Natural Gas is American
    Natural Gas is Affordable Natural Gas is an Existing Distribution Infrastructure Natural Gas is a Proven Vehicle Fuel Natural Gas is Clean
  • Natural Gas is American
    • About 98% of the natural gas we use in America comes from the U.S. and Canada
  • Natural Gas is Affordable
    • It costs 1/3 less to fill a vehicle with natural gas than with gasoline
    • Since most of our natural gas supply comes from the U.S., natural gas prices will not be affected by outside political/economical pressures
  • Natural Gas is an Existing Distribution Infrastructure
    • With 1.5 million miles of gas pipe and distribution crisscrossing the county
      • It is available to almost every street and community in the country
  • Natural Gas is a Proven Vehicle Fuel
    • Nearly 10 million natural gas vehicles in the world
    • Most major car companies make natural gas models for markets somewhere in the world
    • No other alternative fuel has the ability to displace 100% of the petroleum used in heavy –duty vehicles
    • Did you know that already many cities use natural gas vehicles and buses?
  • Natural Gas is Clean
    • When compared to gasoline and diesel vehicles:
      • Natural Gas vehicles (NGVs) produce between 93-95 percent less overall toxins
      • 22 to 29 percent less greenhouse gas emissions
  • We have the natural gas…..
    • Almost 10 million natural gas vehicles on the roads all over the world
      • Fewer than 150,000 are found in the United States
  • Similarities and Difference of oil and natural gas
    • While natural gas is plentiful, there is still some uncertainty about how much it will cost to get it out of the ground in the future. Like oil, there is "easy" gas that can be produced from underground formations, and there is gas that is not so easy. If we can find better and cheaper ways to find more of the "easy" gas and produce some of the more difficult gas, we can rely increasingly on natural gas in the future. FROM http://fossil.energy.gov/education/energylessons/gas/index.html
    • Like oil production, some natural gas flows freely to wells because the natural pressure of the underground reservoir forces the gas through the reservoir rocks. These types of gas wells require only a ""Christmas tree", or a series of pipes and valves on the surface, to control the flow of gas.
    • Once natural gas is produced from underground rock formations, it is sent by pipelines to storage facilities, then by smaller pipes to homes and factories.
    • So the next time, you see the blue flame on top of the kitchen stove, remember that the natural gas that is being burned likely came from an underground rock formation hundreds if not thousands of miles away. From http://fossil.energy.gov/education/energylessons/gas/gas_production.html
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    • Natural gas is, in many ways, the ideal fossil fuel. It is clean, easy to transport, and convenient to use. Industrial users use almost half of the gas produced in the U.S. A large portion is also used in homes for heating, lighting, and cooking. However, there are limits on how much natural gas we can find and get out of the ground with today's technologies. FROM http://fossil.energy.gov/education/energylessons/gas/gas_production.html
    • http://www.energy4me.org/classroom-resources/download-lesson-plans/
    • http://www.energy4me.org/energy-facts/energy-sources/petroleum/