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Oct 1, 2016

LNG FUEL * China: Alternative for trucks

* Shanghai - Could natural gas-powered trucks be an answer to China's smog problem?

  (Video from Financial Times - May 4, 2012: News surrounding alternative energy in China) 

... In China, which is notorious for its thick smog, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) revolution is gathering pace, with some truck drivers keen advocates because of its cost saving benefits... "Since we started using LNG trucks, I would say the cost saving has been around 30 percent," truck driver Jia Yu Jun told CNBC's Sustainable Energy. "Say we drive about 15,000 kilometers a month – we save more than 100,000 yuan ($15,000) a year," he added... Private energy company ENN has helped to build China's national LNG infrastructure, including refueling stations. The environmental benefit of LNG is just as important as its cost... ENN's Wang Feng Shen sees huge potential for LNG vehicles. "At the moment there are 5.5 million heavy trucks in China, and 1.2 million buses," he said, "Now, we only have 200,000 vehicles [using LNG] so the market share is less than 3 percent. It could increase 30 fold in the future" ... 
Shanghai, SH, China - CNBC, by Anmar Frangoul - 29 Sep 2016

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