Long road ahead for LNG trucking: PLS
Feb 06, 2013 | 11:50 AM
| Michael Cowden
HOUSTON The trucking industry isnt likely to significantly bolster natural gas demand in the near term, according to one industry executive.
Only about 6 percent of truckers plan to purchase equipment necessary to make their trucks run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to Greg Burns, president and chairman of PLS Logistics Services Inc.
Still, thats up from a mere 1 percent last year, Burns said, citing data compiled in survey by the Cranberry Township, Pa.-based company. "The emphasis is ... more on potential than people jumping into the swimming pool," he said during a presentation about liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology and the transportation sector at AMMs 6th annual Steel Tube and Pipe Conference in Houston. "The technology, in our opinion, is viable. ... But there is a ways to go."....
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