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Title: Assessment of Expanding Natural Gas Use in Transportation

Abstract

This report summarizes an analysis of the impacts of a successful expansion of natural gas use by the transportation sector. While natural gas has been successfully introduced into a few niche markets, it currently makes up a small fraction of transportation energy use. The barriers to expansion include several technical issues currently limiting the natural gas vehicle market . If research and development is successful in addressing these technical challenges, there could be a significant shift to natural gas vehicles. With the increased production of cheap natural gas, the Energy Information Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy projects a surplus production of 5.56 trillion cubic feet of natural gas to be exported in 2050. The analysis presented in this report shows that up to 3.40 trillion cubic feet of this surplus could be used by a set of selected transportation modes.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1463249
Report Number(s):
ANL/ESD-18/11
144766
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
natural gas vehicle; market status; barriers; research and development

Citation Formats

Burnham, Andrew, Vyas, Anant, Zhou, Yan, and Wang, Michael. Assessment of Expanding Natural Gas Use in Transportation. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1463249.
Burnham, Andrew, Vyas, Anant, Zhou, Yan, & Wang, Michael. Assessment of Expanding Natural Gas Use in Transportation. United States. doi:10.2172/1463249.
Burnham, Andrew, Vyas, Anant, Zhou, Yan, and Wang, Michael. Tue . "Assessment of Expanding Natural Gas Use in Transportation". United States. doi:10.2172/1463249. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1463249.
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title = {Assessment of Expanding Natural Gas Use in Transportation},
author = {Burnham, Andrew and Vyas, Anant and Zhou, Yan and Wang, Michael},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes an analysis of the impacts of a successful expansion of natural gas use by the transportation sector. While natural gas has been successfully introduced into a few niche markets, it currently makes up a small fraction of transportation energy use. The barriers to expansion include several technical issues currently limiting the natural gas vehicle market . If research and development is successful in addressing these technical challenges, there could be a significant shift to natural gas vehicles. With the increased production of cheap natural gas, the Energy Information Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy projects a surplus production of 5.56 trillion cubic feet of natural gas to be exported in 2050. The analysis presented in this report shows that up to 3.40 trillion cubic feet of this surplus could be used by a set of selected transportation modes.},
doi = {10.2172/1463249},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
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