Natural gas vehicles, an idea whose time has come

dc.contributor.advisorVan Rensburg, W. C. J.,
dc.creatorStricklin, Claude, 1950-
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-02T21:58:39Z
dc.date.available2020-04-02T21:58:39Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.description.abstractThe recent events in the Persian Gulf have again heightened the realization that the United States is still as energy dependent on Mideast supplies of oil as it was eighteen years ago when the Arabs imposed their first oil embargo. Petroleum dependency is a problem of the transportation sector. Since 1958 petroleum has supplied between 95.4 percent and 97.3 percent of all transportation energy in the U.S. However, oil production in the U.S. has continued to outstrip additions to petroleum reserves for every year since 1970. Not only is domestic production of oil expected to continue to decline, but petroleum imports could account for 50 to 60 percent of total oil consumption in the U.S. by the end of this decade. The abundant resources/reserves of natural gas found within the borders of the U.S. can provide the answer for solving two of America's most pressing problems; energy dependence and a continual degradation of urban air quality. The natural gas vehicle (NGV) is an engine that can run on compressed natural gas. It has been around for more than one hundred years and within the past decade, the technology, efficiency and performance of the NGV have dramatically improved. Although a NGV gets about the same miles per equivalent gallon of gasoline as a conventional gasoline or diesel engine, the exhaust emissions from the NGV are far more environmentally benign. In fact, an increased use of natural gas vehicles could significantly reduce exhaust pollutants and help clean up the air of many urban areas. The natural gas vehicle is an idea whose time has come
dc.description.departmentEnergy and Earth Resourcesen_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/80511
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/7527
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas vehicles--History
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas vehicles--Environmental aspects
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas vehicles--United States
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas--History
dc.subject.lcshGas as fuel
dc.titleNatural gas vehicles, an idea whose time has comeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEnergy and Earth Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnergy and Earth Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US

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