Argument: Natural gas hardly reduces emissions compared to petroleum

Issue Report: Natural gas vehicles


The Wall Street Journal quoted a California Energy Commission: “When natural gas replaces gasoline, greenhouse gases are reduced by just 20 to 30%. When natural gas is used instead of diesel in trucks, greenhouse gases are reduced just 10 to 20%. If diesel is almost comparable, then it makes more sense to fund that as a stop gap as that infrastructure is already in place.”[1]