Article Looks at Infrastructure Issues of growing LNG market.August 23, 2012 -
"Synergies For Fast-Growing Market," in Summer 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today, features INOXCVA's Larry Pinder breaking down challenges facing market for LNG as fuel. Primary challenge in LNG market expansion scenario is availability and infrastructure of LNG fuel. As of May 2012, there were 52 permanent LNG fueling stations in entire USA. Distributors looking to participate in LNG market can help supplement infrastructure with solutions such as LNG mobile refuelers.
Growing LNG Market Faces Infrastructure Hurdles
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Press release date: August 20, 2012
INOXCVA's Larry Pinder breaks down the challenges facing the market for LNG as a fuel.
Dewitt, NY: In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Obama called for more development of natural gas as an energy resource, and stated, "We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly 100 years." There are sure to be challenges along the way, but the overall trend is clear: America's energy future will be solidly tied to natural gas. Larry Pinder of INOXCVA breaks down the distribution and storage of LNG in the Summer 2012 issue of Welding & Gases Today, the leading magazine for the gases and welding equipment industry.
One of the largest market-driven shifts to natural gas energy use is among the transport industries that are currently reliant on diesel fuel. "In every situation where a diesel engine is running long hours and burning large quantities of fuel, there is an opportunity for significant cost savings by switching to LNG," says Pinder. "All of the long-haul transport modes, including rail, road and water, have the capability and stand to benefit the most by converting from diesel to LNG."
The primary challenge in the LNG market expansion scenario is the availability and infrastructure of LNG fuel. As of May 2012, there were only 52 permanent LNG fueling stations in the United States. Distributors looking to participate in the growing LNG market have can help supplement this infrastructure with solutions such as LNG mobile refuelers. "An LNG mobile refueler is ideally positioned to support long-haul road transport," says Pinder. "Semi-trailer trucks are readily convertible from diesel to LNG operation with a reasonable timeframe for return on investment."
To learn more about opportunities in the distribution and storage of LNG, read "Synergies For Fast-Growing Market" (http://www.weldingandgasestoday.org/index.php/2012/06/synergies-for-fast-growing-market/), at Welding & Gases Today Online. For more information, contact Carole Jesiolowski, senior editor at Welding & Gases Today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-445-2347.
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