If Wal-mart put natural gas pumps at every store the energy situation would change drastically and overnight. Natural gas has run trucks for years for Texas Gas company. As I understand, buses in California have used it for years to help pollution. I can remember when diesel was 11 cents a gallon and always cheaper than gasoline. The cost being to clean it so exhausts will not be so bad.
Big oil has too much to lose by converting to natural gas but Wal-mart would not care if they could make a buck. Seems we have an unlimited amount of it and it would be much cheaper, non-polluting and save on engine wear - forget about engine oil changes.
The president and rich backers have stopped the pipeline from Canada. It would cause pollution they say. They will send it to China who is the world's biggest culprit. Go figure. China is our enemy. Watch how they vote with Russia.
If oil ceases to be king, Moslem countries will have only oil and sand, neither eatable. I don't see a war being started over sand.
DR. ROBERT McCRORY
Tony posted on: Friday, July 18, 2014 3:05 AM
Title: Letter to Editor - Dr McCrory
I take issue with your comment "Big oil has too much to lose by converting to natural gas".
Large, mid-sized and small oil & gas companies exploration companies have natural gas and gas liquids as part of their assets. After over three decades in the industry I can assure you that the companies would be delighted to produce and sell more gas. As a matter of fact, for the past few years supply has overwhelmed demand and the price of natural gas has cratered.
Energy industry leaders have lobbied Congress and State Legislatures for the past several years to encourage both increased transportation usage and industrial usage of gas. Demand has slowly increased but gas market share still is a small percentage of refined gasoline and diesel.