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  • What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    @ruking1 said:

    So IF natural gas is supplied LOCALLY, this might be a HUGE HUGE HUGE game changer ! ? http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Natural-gas-to-1-gasoline-5701521.php

    ..."Siluria Technologies says it can produce large quantities of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and chemicals at a lower cost than traditional refineries and chemical plants. At today's natural gas prices, Siluria's technology could make gasoline at roughly $1 per gallon, according to the company."....

    ..."Siluria's process doesn't require intense pressure and heat. It uses a chemical catalyst to take methane molecules from natural gas and combine them into ethylene, a hydrocarbon widely used in the chemical industry. The ethylene can be sold as its own product, or it can be processed with other catalysts to produce liquid fuels. The catalysts stitch together carbon atoms from the ethylene to create gasoline or diesel or jet fuel.

    "With a refinery, you're essentially boiling oil and separating it out," Iyer said. "We're building new molecules that weren't there before."...

    One of the articles' glaring "comparison" omission:

    ..." Siluria's technology could make gasoline at roughly $1 per gallon, according to the company."...

    Whsle gasoline is @ 2.5877 per gal., per Aug 22, 2014 WSJ . So IF this is a direct comparison, normal refinery gasoline is 2.59 TIMES more expensive.

    Large scale wars have been launched for delta's far narrower than this.

  • What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    Hold your WILD LIFE on solar, or is that vice versa !!! ???

    http://news.yahoo.com/emerging-solar-plants-scorch-birds-mid-air-054013072.html

  • What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    @stever said: Get the expensive GPS and maybe the POIs will tell you the size of the diesel nozzles. :D

    Actually, it is pretty much a no brainer. (DIESEL) TRUCK stops tend to have high flow nozzles with some pumps that DO have PVF nozzles !!!!! This is even better, as not many diesel cars tend to go to truck stops, aka little to NO waiting. Most truckers don't like to take on 250 gals+ of diesel fuel (normal capacity) dispensed with an "eye dropper". ;)

    Any NON truck stop that sells diesel has 100% "PVF" diesel nozzles.

  • What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    @Mr_Shiftright said: It's really heavy trucks that beat up the highways I think.

    Hey, just got my "lifetime pass" to the National Parks as well--$10 bucks and it's a rather attractive piece of plastic as well :)

    Well yes. They already nail those guys @ EVERY major and/or minor weigh station/s. So it is pretty simple to collect the extra diesel taxation they hit diesel (PVF) fuel users with . (aka not heavy trucking)

    I was kidding with the (armed) RANGER (getting the Senior pass) when he asked me if I was a citizen, I just said well, BADGES? I don't have no stinking badges... (Al Collins, TV morning talk show, lol YEARS ago)He must have took that for YES. He laughed and then said something like, your drivers license indicates you are 62.

    While off topic, let us know about your FED travels.

    One year (before the lifetime pass) we did both Death Valley (104 F in the shade IF you could find shade) and The Grand Canyon, AZ, (sort of the Route 66 fantasy in a Corvette) The day we left Las Vegas, it decided to dump app 4 in of rain during the trip to GC, AZ. (it doesn't RAIN in the desert??) Big fat dry traction tires are a bit dicey with a lot of puddles. When we hit AZ, we were a bit hesitant, as we had booked an airplane flight to tour The Grand Canyon and of course, lodging for a couple of days. The weather broke and left just wonderful cloud cover !! As glorious The Grand Canyon IS, it tops itself after a HUGE rain. The views were absolutely spectacular, albeit the plane ride was a tad ROUGH. Onward to Monument Valley !!

  • What Would It Take for YOU to buy a diesel car?

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/toyota-keeps-global-lead-over-061230887.html;_ylt=AwrTWfzRUd1TeDAAwBfQtDMD

    According to this Bloomberg article, in world wide sales VW is still #2 under Toyota, BUT with the slimmest of margins (5.1 M vs 5.07 M units, 6 months).