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Natural Gas for Cars and Trucks: Options and Challenges [November 19, 2014]   [open pdf - 503KB]

"The increase in domestic supplies of natural gas has raised new interest in expanding its use in the transportation sector.[…] Congress has taken a strong interest in spurring production and use of natural gas vehicles. Legislation has been introduced on a wide range of proposals that would equalize the tax treatment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel fuels, provide tax credits for natural gas vehicles and refueling equipment, require the production of vehicles that could run on several different fuels [such as gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG)], increase federal research and development on natural gas vehicle tank and fuel line technologies, and revise vehicle emission regulations to encourage manufacturers to produce more CNG passenger cars.. […] This report considers issues related to wider use of natural gas as a fuel in passenger cars and commercial vehicles."

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CRS Report for Congress, R43791
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2014-11-19
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