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This surge in natural gas output has significantly increased the need for specialized chemical tankers that can move product between the U.S. and Asia, where demand is strongest. Long manufacturing lead times present a challenge for shippers that is difficult to skirt around.  Read more

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Credit: Elon Musk/Tesla Motors

Credit: Elon Musk/Tesla Motors

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, last month released a preliminary design for the Hyperloop, a proposed solution for high-speed travel between cities. He explained in his design study that Hyperloop seeks to solve the chief problems with conventional travel, which tends to be either too slow, too expensive, or both.

One of our questions here at IMT Green & Clean Journal has to do with the expected environmental performance of Hyperloop. How might it compare with other modes of mass and rapid transit, or other proposed solutions? I posed that question to media relations contacts at Tesla Motors, but they did not respond. Nonetheless, it’s possible to make some comments about Hyperloop’s environmental implications, keeping in mind that the concept is preliminary.  Read more


About 30,000 natural-gas fueling stations will be operating worldwide by 2020, highlighting the  increasing potential for natural gas as a transportation fuel in the United States and globally, asserts a new study by Navigant Research. However, a study this year by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) identified a “lack of refueling infrastructure” as one of the chief barriers to development of natural-gas vehicle (NGV) transportation. Read more

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Economic activity expanded at a moderate pace in most U.S. regions through the end of winter and early spring, as strong performance in the housing market and improved auto sales helped offset declines in other key indicators, the Federal Reserve reports. Read more

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Many countries are adopting new truck designs to improve vehicle aerodynamics, which has the potential to improve road safety, cut emissions, and reduce fuel costs. Read more

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