[LINK] The Australian Economy Runs on oil.

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 09:50:26 AEDT 2011

On 1 March 2011 09:34, Tom Koltai <tomk at unwired.com.au> wrote:

> I note that Ford and GMH are close with their LPG vehicles, it just
> needs a little nod from the Government to accelerate LPG takeup. Sort-of
> like:
> "Anyone trading in their petrol vehicle for a new Holden or Ford LPG
> vehicle will receive a 5K cash bonus from the Government..."

I drive an LPG vehicle, so I am not against the fuel, but it is worth
noting that LPG is a by-product of conventional oil (condensates and
gas at the well head or a product of catalytic cracking) and is
different from natural gas, which Australia currently produces in
While LPG is a cleaner fuel, and produces about a fifth less CO2, a
move to LPG does little to decrease our reliance on oil.
LPG (propane) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquefied_petroleum_gas
LNG (methane) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquefied_natural_gas
Michael Skeggs

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