[LINK] The Australian Economy Runs on oil.
tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Mar 1 10:19:35 AEDT 2011
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net [mailto:mskeggs at gmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, 1 March 2011 9:50 AM
> To: Tom Koltai
> Cc: link at anu.edu.au
> Subject: Re: [LINK] The Australian Economy Runs on oil.
> 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 abundance. 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
Agreed, but it gets us ready for the move to CNG when the VMT
methodology can be sorted out.
Plus In Oz, we are strill finding quite a bit of LPG because we have a
lot of "empty" oil wells which still have high quantities of condensates
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