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Natural gas wins place as oil field fuel

Chron -- The biggest, baddest engines in the world, long chained to diesel fuel, are on the verge of a mass transformation because of cheap natural gas - with oil field equipment holding particular potential, executives said Thursday during a summit of heavy fuel users and producers.

"Here's the first reason that large engines are going gas," said JoelFeucht, director of gas engine strategy for Caterpillar's energy and power systems division. "Large engines burn the most fuel. I could try to make it harder, but that's pretty straightforward."

Oil companies alone use nearly 1.2 billion gallons of diesel fuel a year just for pressure pumping equipment that supports hydraulic fracturing, said David Hill, vice president of natural gas economy operations for Encana Corp. Adding the diesel used to powe


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flagtown25
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 8:20:23 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:00:56 PM

syd: Amen!
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 7:34:46 AM

When the oil companies get done the price of natural gas will cost as much as gasoline! Drivers are NOT going to get a break!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 2:34:42 PM

libertyut wrote -

>>NG won't be cheap once people use it in there (sic) cars as gas.<<

I find it amusing that someone from Utah would be against NG,since Utah gives substantial tax credits to their citizens for NG vehicle purchases.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 9:37:08 AM

Well, that makes a lot of sense.
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southrob
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 9:32:10 AM

fantastic.. now lets drill
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remay
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 8:32:53 AM

Makes a lot of sense instead of flaring unused nat gas, RECYCLE it right at the rig...
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 6:19:41 AM

Cheap till demand rises.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 2:17:27 AM

Natural gas wins place as oil field fuel! As more and more vehicles are built to use natural gas OR are converted over to natural gas, more natural gas will be used and the price could go up. Don't expect natural gas to stay low for very long, the trend for fuel prices is always up and up more!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 12:09:43 AM

I dont know why they keep trying to convince the public that using natural gas is at least one of the most practical alterative fuels of the future?The 2dollars a gallon is enough to convince me. Lets get on with it!!
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:14:15 PM

if you could save 40 % on your fuel bill...why not?
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:07:09 PM

Very cool...
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:05:27 PM

Every time they save money, the world is saved from pollution, higher local temperatures, and save fuel.

Win-win.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:05:05 PM

Cleaner than diesel.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:04:00 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:01:16 PM

Yeah, right on BoerneWatch!
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:58:01 PM

This is great for them as they were burning off $50,000 worth of natural gas each day from each well as they had no place to store it. Imagine if they could compress it and run their machinery on it. Free fuel for them! A lot better than just setting it on fire.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:55:10 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:53:37 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:52:20 PM

long overdue
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:50:37 PM

So fracking ain't free. The first time anybody ever admitted that I bet.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:43:21 PM

NG is the next step... Switch all trucks and buses to NG and all cars to Diesel...
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:43:03 PM

A good idea.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:38:35 PM

Great idea.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:36:41 PM

we need to use more natural gas
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:34:18 PM

This area sounds like a good place to start.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:33:08 PM

GO WITH IT, MAKE IT HAPPEN.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:32:33 PM

Hmmmm Maybe that means 18 wheelers may start shifting too and get better road mileage than the 10 and below now experienced by most operators.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:31:30 PM

someday
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:29:58 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:29:46 PM

OK!
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:29:38 PM

just can't get any good feelings about any of the news about energy ...pass the petro. jelly, please
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:29:10 PM

It makes a great deal of sense to use the abundant US natural gas domestically where it makes good economic sense in place of diesel fuel and export the more expensive diesel that the increasing natural gas use displaces to foreign shores. Looks like a good way to reduce the US trade imbalance to me.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:23:20 PM

Thanks for the info!
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:23:11 PM

Makes perfect sense, it would be nice to see all big trucks switch over to natural gas, there would have to be some investing for that though since there isn't much in the line of filling stations and not many people know all that much about it.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:16:32 PM

There goes the price raising.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:12:21 PM

thanks for the post
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:11:00 PM

k
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:10:36 PM

Let the rest of th world fight for the Diesel
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:08:50 PM

Great!! Maybe soon the MIDDLE EAST will be buying their NAtural Gas from North America!!
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:07:14 PM

makes sense.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:06:34 PM

I think Natural Gas is the next big thing in fuel.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:06:30 PM

They should be using it.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:04:57 PM

Interesting article...
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:04:00 PM

makes sense...
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 10:00:41 PM

Been using it for years!
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:59:55 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:58:39 PM

Gotta use what works best.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:53:55 PM

It willl be just a few years, and the price will skyrocket.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 9:50:33 PM

And as soon as everyone switches the prices will soar.
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