Gas at 87-Cents a Gallon? Yes, But it's GAS!

Utah appears to be just what Texas oilman, T. Boone Pickens, had in mind with his new energy plan that calls for widespread use of natural gas to replace gasoline and diesel, even though only one vehicle is manufactured to run on it.

"The best deal on fuel in the country right now might be here in Utah, where people are waiting in lines to pay the equivalent of 87 cents a gallon. By an odd confluence of public policy and private initiative, Utah has become the first state in the country to experience broad consumer interest in the idea of running cars on clean natural gas."

"By an odd confluence of public policy and private initiative, Utah has become the first state in the country to experience broad consumer interest in the idea of running cars on clean natural gas.

It all began when unleaded gasoline rose above $3.25 a gallon last year, and has spiraled into a frenzy in the last few months."

Full Story: Surge in Natural Gas Has Utah Driving Cheaply

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The new home heating oil

67 million american households use natural gas for home heating, cooking, water heating, clothes drying - or all four. I'm one of them and I can tell you that the price of natural gas has gone up 50% in the last 5 years. If you think natural gas is expensive now just wait until everyone is trying to fill their car with it.

NG doesn't scale, people obsessed with cars

Newbold hits the nail on the head - natural gas does not scale. It can, however, be useful as a temporary fuel source while our economy transitions to a renewable-based energy infrastructure. The problem of high energy prices can't be solved by simply changing the technology that runs our cars. The thing that would have the biggest impact on high gas prices would be to restore and expand our passenger rail system and to change the zoning laws to allow for denser, mixed-use development in areas that currently forbid it. Too many people who are concerned about energy prices or global warming focus too much of their energy on alternative fuels to keep our cars running while ignoring the huge amount of waste inherent in urban sprawl.

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