James Detar at Investors Business Daily reports that large trucks, buses and even trains will be switching to natural gas instead of diesel in large part because of fracking and related fuel pricing trends.
Detar: " ... if natural gas prices stay below diesel, as expected, about 40% of the nation's new heavy trucks will run on natural gas by 2045, a National Petroleum Council report in 2012 projected.
"If gasoline and diesel prices rise faster than expected, natgas-fueled heavy trucks could hit 40% of the total as soon as 2025, the Energy Department advisory group said."
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.