Vehicles powered by natural gas are currently used in the United States and other parts of the world. While the number of such vehicles in the US is small, the potential exists for substantial growth. For that reason and because natural gas-fueled vehicles have different performance, emission, and safety characteristics than do gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicles, a study was conducted to document the environmental concerns related to natural gas vehicles. These concerns include those related to vehicle emissions and air quality regulations, safety hazards and regulations, natural gas supply, regulation of natural gas sales, and institutional impacts. This paper reports the results of that study, updated to include the results of several more recent analyses. The paper concludes in particular that while both the safety and emissions records of these vehicles appear satisfactory to date, a comprehensive data base exists in neither area.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Non-Petroleum Vehicular Fuels V-CNG Conference, Arlington, Virginia, 9 April, 1985.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  United States  60439

    Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management Analysis
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Singh, Mohit Kumar
    • Moses, D O
  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-8504127-1
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 8:56PM