Natural Gas News – July 6, 2018

Natural Gas News – July 6, 2018

Natural Gas Engines Could Have a Very Big Role to Play in the Future of Transport

CNBC reported: Reliable, quick transport is crucial to the smooth running of the global economy, but its significance is not without cost. In 2016, for example, the transportation sector was responsible for 28 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency. In California, one company is looking to use natural gas engines as an alternative to traditional ones. Cummins Westport designs and engineers “spark-ignited automotive natural gas engines” for commercial transportation — think buses and trucks.“ Natural gas is a fossil fuel sourced out of the ground,” Tom Hodek, sales and product introduction director for Cummins Westport, told CNBC’s “Sustainable Energy.” “It burns very clean because it has very little carbon in it,” he added. For more on this story visit cnbc.com or click https://cnb.cx/2u9vtFe

The U.S.-Mexican Oil And Natural Gas Alliance Will Remain Strong

Forbes reported: First off, congrats to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) for easily winning the Mexican presidential election on July 1. He will serve one six-year term. Also, a quick shout-out here to the U.S. Energy Information Administration for its publicly available graphics. No, despite some previous nationalistic talk, President-elect AMLO will not bring regression to Mexico’s critical 2013 Energy Reforms that are required to evolve the country’s oil, natural gas, and electricity sectors. In particular, the U.S.-Mexican oil and natural gas alliance will hold tough. Besides the physical connections (e.g., pipelines and transmission lines), the partnership is built on three market pillars: Mexican crude oil to the U.S., U.S. gasoline to Mexico, and U.S. natural gas to Mexico. This strong trade is bolstered by an equally strong NAFTA, which AMLO has promised to “respect.” The reforms are now written into the Mexican Constitution. For more on this story visit forbes.com or click https://bit.ly/2NwtK5N

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