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1 posted on 03/07/2013 9:12:06 AM PST by thackney
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Once everything gets converted, the maintenance savings would be astronomical.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 9:30:23 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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With all the recently discovered/recoverable shale gas, it’s about time!!


5 posted on 03/07/2013 9:41:25 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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Assuming the cost differential between the two fuels doesn’t decrease dramatically, then even the conversion and maintenance costs would not erase the savings.

In fact, locomotives being powered by CNG makes more sense to me than millions of automobiles.


6 posted on 03/07/2013 9:46:57 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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The company burns 1.3 billion gallons of diesel per year.

Yeah, buddy! Imagine what the price of diesel could do with an extra 1.3 billion gallons released back to the marketplace.

7 posted on 03/07/2013 9:52:38 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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Go to "What's Next?" in this article, last sentence, Natural Gas is mentioned, I am not sure if that is converted to oil or burnt as is for Aero Applications.

http://www.flightjournal.com/blog/2013/02/28/aviation-insider-barnaby-wainfan-on-the-new-face-of-aerodynamics/

8 posted on 03/07/2013 10:14:22 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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Replacing 1.3 billions gallons of diesel fuel with natural gas reduces carbon dioxide emissions by about 5 million tons a year. And that’s just from this one company.

So if an environmentalist asks “What can I personally do to help stop global warming?” say “support fracking!”


11 posted on 03/07/2013 10:22:06 AM PST by Our man in washington
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“It comes down to the spread relationship between LNG and diesel,”

I don't know what that means. Translation?

12 posted on 03/07/2013 10:23:52 AM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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How much of the savings would be neutralized by the explosion of one LNG tender car in the wrong place?


13 posted on 03/07/2013 10:30:53 AM PST by wideminded
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