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Old 03-16-2008, 01:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
Big Dave
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“Natural Gas cost 1/3 less than Gasoline at the pump.”

Dave sez:
Natural gas is not subject to road tax…yet. If a substantial number of people start using it, you can bet the farm the tax man will not be far behind.

Tjts1 posted:
“Market manipulation.”

Dave sez:
Not really. Natural gas has taken over in the industrial sector, supplanting coal (with it high regulatory costs and handling labor). The industrial sector has sopped up all the excess supply of natural gas. Natural gas has become the darling of commodity traders because the balance of supply and demand make it very volatile (in the economic sense) and sensitive to fluctuations in both supply and in demand. But the market is too big to truly manipulate.

GenKreton posted:
“…I don't recall having ever seen a natural gas pump for a car in my entire life.”

Dave sez:
There are a handful at government motor pools. Beyond those, I concur.

Tjts1 posted;
“If you have a gas stove in your house you refuel an NGV at home.”

Dave sez:
You also need a 3000 psi compressor with its 15 HP, 480 volt 3 phase motor.

Just another free lunch that ain't gonna happen.
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