Where Our Energy Comes From 20% Nuclear Power to make electricity 25% Natural Gas is burned to make electricity 50% Coal is burned to make electricity 5% is Hydro, Wind, and Solar By 2025 it is estimated that 45% of our electricity will be produced by burning natural gas.
NATURAL GAS NATIONAL AVERAGE PRICE: $ 2.14 GASOLINE NATIONAL AVERAGE PRICE: $ 3.62 Clean Abundant Safe Domestically Produced Economical
Natural Gas is Clean Natural Gas is composed of approximately 97% methane. It is considered to be the cleanest fossil fuel because it produces fewer emissions than other fuels. Compared to gasoline or diesel, Natural Gas has the least amount of carbon. Natural Gas is CH4, Diesel C14H30, and Gasoline C8H18.
Continued: CNG vehicles produce approximately 25% less CO2 than gasoline or diesel. They also produce approximately 80% less nitrogen oxide than gasoline or diesel and approximately 90% less particulates.
Natural Gas is Safe Natural Gas has a high ignition temperature of approximately 1200 F compared to Diesel which is 494 F and Gasoline which is 536 F. Natural Gas is lighter than air, will not lay on the ground, and it dissipates when released.
Natural Gas is Domestically Produced 98% of the Natural Gas we use comes from North America! Approximately 60% of the oil we use comes from foreign countries. Approximately $1 billion a day leaves this country due to oil imports. American Fuel = American Jobs!!
Americas Abundant Supply of Natural Gas With recent discoveries North Americas supply is estimated at 120 years. Landfill gas could produce the equivalent of 10 billion gallons of gasoline yearly.
Horizontal Drilling Traditional WellsHorizontal Drilling
Groundwater aquifers Depth from surface is typically more than a mile Protective steel casing encased in cement extends to shale depth Several layers of steel tubes encased in cement protect groundwater supplies Shale Fractures Multiple protective layers extend from surface to below aquifers. Hydraulic Fracturing Public well, about 1,000 feet deep Private water wells, about 500 feet deep
Safety At The Surface Surface Casing Cement Steel Surface Casing Production Casing Cement Steel Production Casing Production Tubing Aquifer Multiple Layers of Groundwater Protection
250 Miles Wide 350 Miles Long 4,000 ft Thick! >15 Billion BOE..O & G!!! Wolfcamp Shale Play
Gas Hydrates Methane Ice in sediments Sources = deep strata and bacteria USGS estimates 2x Fossil Fuels!!
~ 600 pound battery ~ ~ 80 mile range ~ ~ Battery replacement cost $10,000 ~ ~ Starting price $36,050 ~ ~ You will not have to stand in line to buy one. ~
Nissan Leaf Facts In 2012 Nissan only sold 9,819 Leafs in the U.S. Nissan plans on building a less expensive model called the Leaf S. Both projects were financed with 1.4 billion in U.S. Dept. Of Energy loans designed to promote investment in fuel-efficient vehicles. The Leaf is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit. Natural Gas Vehicles do not receive any funding from the U.S. Dept Of Energy or any Federal Tax Credit!
OTHER NATIONS ARE REALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF NATURAL GAS VEHICLES AND MOVING FORWARD. North America 120,000 NGVs Africa 122,000 NGVs South America 4,200,000 NGVs Asia and Middle East 6,300,000 NGVs Europe 1,300,000 NGVs
WHATS AVAILABLE Below are just a few examples of the CNG vehicles on the road today!
AT&T Saves 2.5 Million Gallons Of Gasoline in 2011 Alternative fuels continue to play an significant role in AT&Ts commitment to going green, according to the companys recently released 2011 Sustainability Report. According to AT&T, the deployment of the CNG vehicles alone helped the company avoid the purchase of more than 2.5 million gallons of gasoline in 2011, and will continue the same progress each subsequent year. For 2012 AT&T goal is to replace retiring passenger vehicles with CNG vehicles. They plan on deploying up to 8,000 CNG service vehicles through 2014.
Links to More Information Natural Gas Organizations: - www.tngas.org - www.apga.org -www.middletncleanfuels.org -www.ETCleanfuels.org -www.cleanenergyfuels.com -www.ngvc.org -www.ngvamerica.com -www.tnngv.org
More Information Natural Gas Conversions: -www.phoenixenergycorp.net -www.alternatefuel.com -www.pbgenergy.com Vehicle OEM Manufacturers: -www.peterbilt.com -www.automobiles.honda.com -www.blue-bird.com Misc. Links: -www.cngprices.com
Primary Contacts: Tennessee Gas Association - Lynette DiMeola: 615-872-2412; ldimeola(at)tngas.org East TN Clean Fuels - Jonathan Overly: 865-803-7555; jgoverly(at)utk.edu Middle TN Clean Fuels - Atha Comiskey: 615-884-4908; mtcf(at)comcast.net West TN Clean Cities - Paul Rice: 731-298-6447; mrpfrice(at)aeneas.com