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federal government"s role in promoting natural gas vehicles

hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, May 30, 1996.
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Natural gas vehicles -- Government policy -- United States., Motor vehicle industry -- Government policy -- United St


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LC ClassificationsKF27 .E5546 1996c
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ISBN 100160528615
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Get this from a library. The federal government's role in promoting natural gas vehicles: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.]. Jeff Nelson of MetroLink says the natural gas buses burn about 80% cleaner than diesel and are much cheaper to operate. "Right now, our price on the compressed natural gas is somewhere between 85 cents to a dollar.

Diesel is still in the $ neighborhood. So as you look at the long term, the savings can accumulate pretty quickly," Nelson said. State and federal governments enact laws and provide incentives to help build and maintain a market for natural gas fuel and vehicles.

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With governments looking to curb their export spending, the demand for clean, inexpensive, and abundantly available natural gas is on the rise. For instance, vehicles that run on natural gas are considered good for environment and the economy as a whole. To encourage the use of natural gas, various incentives are offered by governments/5(22).

issue of increased natural gas use in the United States ­ namely producers, pipelines, and gas consumers, this Chapter examines Sectionits history, some of the current proposals for change, and its possible future role in the transportation of natural gas.

§ Overview of. Governments’ Roles in Natural Gas Development.

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The primary role of each river basin commission with regard to natural gas drilling is the regulation of the activity as a consumptive water use.

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The EIA estimates that aboutnatural gas vehicles operated in the U.S. in and that they consumed about million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs), while NGVAmerica estimates there areon-road today (EIA, ; NGVAmerica ).File Size: KB.

The Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA) granted the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authority over intrastate as well as interstate natural gas production.

The main goals of the Act are: Creating a single national natural gas market; Equalizing supply with demand; and; Allowing market forces to establish the wellhead price of natural gas.

To date, only natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas engines have been certified to the optional standards. In MayCARB published its Mobile Source Strategy outlining their approach to reduce in-state emissions from mobile sources and meet their air quality targets.

Sandia National Laboratories, supported by the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies Offices, recently released the workshop report “Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Natural Gas Vehicles.” Held in Septemberthe workshop considered common opportunities and challenges in expanding the use of.

Natural gas offers opportunities for reducing the use of petroleum in transportation, especially in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. These fleets, which include a variety of vehicles such as transit buses, refuse haulers, delivery trucks, and long-haul trucks, currently consume more than a third of the petroleum used for transportation in the U.S.

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5 Natural Gas Vehicles: Impacts and Regulatory Framework. Natural gas (NG) accounts for about 25 percent of all energy use in the United States yet only percent is used in transportation, equivalent to about billion gallons per year of petroleum fuel.

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Governments pay for these services through revenue obtained by taxing three economic bases: income, consumption and wealth. The Federal Government taxes income as its main source of revenue. State governments use taxes on income and consumption, while local governments rely almost entirely on taxing property and wealth.

Taxes on Income. The Natural Gas Act of instituted pipeline regulation by the Federal Power Commission, which was reconstituted as FERC in The government justified regulation by asserting that pipelines were “natural monopolies” with scale economies so pervasive that a single line (or a handful to guarantee reliability) was the most economical link between producing and consuming areas.

Natural gas-powered vehicles can be traced back to World War I and World War II, when the shortage of gasoline was felt worldwide. Developed out of necessity, “Gas Bag Vehicles” began to appear in France, Netherlands, Germany and England. States impacted: Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Partnership for Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles.

The Pennsylvania Partnership for Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles project provided education and outreach to municipal and school district decision makers to encourage the procurement and retrofitting of natural gas-fueled school buses and solid waste collection vehicles and developed a strategic plan.

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