Van Horne Institute is pleased to announce the release of a study by Reg Johnston entitled, Natural Gas – The Transportation Fuel of the Future for the Calgary Region.
Peter Wallis, President and CEO, Van Horne Institute, stated that “we are extremely pleased that Reg Johnston has carried out this very detailed analysis of the opportunity for the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel across a wide spectrum of vehicle types. Calgary is a community that is based on energy development and use and therefore this study is extremely timely”. Wallis also indicated that this report would not have been made possible without the support of Encana Corporation and the Government of Alberta”.
The study concludes that the Calgary region is well positioned for the adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel, and that early adoption opportunities exist for rail, long haul trucking, Calgary Transit, City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services and local fuelling infrastructure (LNG and CNG).
The adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel leads to fuel savings, positive GHG impacts and the potential to assist with attracting investment to the region.
The study, which is available at www.vanhorne.info, recommends that all levels of government and the private sector continue to work to assist with the adoption of natural gas as a transportation fuel of the future for the Calgary region.