Comments on: Big Oil morphs into Big Gas http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/big-oil-morphs-into-big-gas/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: nmg_no http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/big-oil-morphs-into-big-gas/comment-page-1/#comment-18708 Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:47:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34738#comment-18708 Interesting, and timely article given the news today about oil prices plunging again. If the US had a coherent Federal energy policy (and we do not) natural gas burning automobiles would be encouraged.

The only thing in this piece I take issue with is the popular but silly phrase “increasingly efficient renewable energy.” There is no substitute for oil and gas and the efficiency of solar, wind, biomass, etc is horrible by comparison.

But great article.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/big-oil-morphs-into-big-gas/comment-page-1/#comment-18689 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:09:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34738#comment-18689 Most oil/gas companies operating in North America (Exxon, BP, Shell, etc.) have already switched their vehicle fleets to natural gas. It requires no new engine, just a small conversion kit and tank upgrade. The engines last longer, the fuel is cheaper per mile, and burns cleaner.

They see the writing on the wall. Oil is dying.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/big-oil-morphs-into-big-gas/comment-page-1/#comment-18685 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:59:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34738#comment-18685 Natural gas needs no refining, and is shipped right to homes via pipes (rather than trains, trucks and somali-fragile tankers).

Natural gas is the future of cars. Oil is dead.

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