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Natural gas is a good fit for trucks

By Jim Mackinnon Published: April 25, 2013

The Christian Science Monitor reports on why natural gas makes for a better fuel for large trucks and not passenger vehicles in the United States.

The Monitor: "Natural gas passenger cars have never really taken off in the U.S. like some thought they might.

"While the fuel is hugely popular in countries like Brazil, gasoline has always reigned supreme in North America. Or diesel, if you're a long-haul trucker--though that could be about to change.

"Natural gas is already becoming a major power source across the U.S, but the trucking industry is quickly turning to its two major benefits--cleaner running and lower pricing."

The entire story is here.

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