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Old 05-18-2005, 06:00 AM
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Diesel from Natural Gas

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Why can't we have this in the states?
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science....ap/index.html
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Quatar is a country with no crude oil in the ground, just natural gas, so they have a big interest in this. Only if crude oil stays at todays high prices and goes higher, will GTL be competitive for fuels.

GTL is about a lot more than just diesel fuel. You can build up any paraffinic hydrocarbon molecule using this process. Synthetic motor oil may cost a fraction of what it does today using GTL techlology.

In the US, methanol is the clean-burning fuel made from natural gas. Some diesel buses in LA now run on methanol.

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it would be taking away the exhaust smell and black smoke, 2 of the 3 main reasons i like diesels in the first place! as long as the engine sound doesn't go.
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