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Title: New Zealand starts turning its wheels with propane

Abstract

I. Perrot (Mot. Spec. Ltd.) recently headed a group from Australia visiting Impco Carburetion Inc. in California to study conversion and service methods for converting gasoline engines to propane fuel. New Zealand's first production of propane (from the Maui gasfield) began in 1974 and is programmed to be 135,000 tons/yr in 1980-81, and perhaps 400,000 tons/yr by 1984. The New Zealand Government plans to offer incentives to induce the conversion of taxi and commercial fleets to propane carburetion. Propane motor fuel should become attractive to nearly everyone except the single car motorist. Many progressive local government units will pioneer the use of propane by installing bulk storage facilities and converting gasoline engines. Incentives for the changeover include cost savings, longer engine life, and an improved environment through reduced air pollution. Motor Specialties Ltd. is a subsidiary of one of the top 50 New Zealand companies, MSI Corp. Ltd. Details of the changeover compaign are discussed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Mot. Spec. Ltd.
OSTI Identifier:
6944381
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6944381
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Butane-Propane News; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; AUTOMOTIVE FUELS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES; MODIFICATIONS; NEW ZEALAND; ENERGY POLICY; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; PROPANE; ALKANES; AUSTRALASIA; ENGINES; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; HEAT ENGINES; HYDROCARBONS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RESOURCES 330800* -- Emission Control-- Alternative Fuels; 294003 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Natural Gas

Citation Formats

Perrot, I. New Zealand starts turning its wheels with propane. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Perrot, I. New Zealand starts turning its wheels with propane. United States.
Perrot, I. Thu . "New Zealand starts turning its wheels with propane". United States.
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title = {New Zealand starts turning its wheels with propane},
author = {Perrot, I.},
abstractNote = {I. Perrot (Mot. Spec. Ltd.) recently headed a group from Australia visiting Impco Carburetion Inc. in California to study conversion and service methods for converting gasoline engines to propane fuel. New Zealand's first production of propane (from the Maui gasfield) began in 1974 and is programmed to be 135,000 tons/yr in 1980-81, and perhaps 400,000 tons/yr by 1984. The New Zealand Government plans to offer incentives to induce the conversion of taxi and commercial fleets to propane carburetion. Propane motor fuel should become attractive to nearly everyone except the single car motorist. Many progressive local government units will pioneer the use of propane by installing bulk storage facilities and converting gasoline engines. Incentives for the changeover include cost savings, longer engine life, and an improved environment through reduced air pollution. Motor Specialties Ltd. is a subsidiary of one of the top 50 New Zealand companies, MSI Corp. Ltd. Details of the changeover compaign are discussed.},
doi = {},
journal = {Butane-Propane News; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 11:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}