NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Wednesday morning about their recent series on energy independence. Read highlights below and check out the entire chat recap here.
Should the Gov. Mary Fallin require car dealers to inform potential buyers of Civics & 3/4 ton trucks of the CNG option for those vehicles?
Adam Wilmoth: I think CNG is becoming more popular, but it takes a long time to change an industry and infrastructure that has been in place for so long.
It's only been within the past five years that the domestic supply of natural gas has been so plentiful that wide-scale use of CNG seemed feasible.
Do our refineries have the capacity to produce diesel at the level needed to make it a feasible option?
Paul Monies: We have plenty of diesel here in the U.S. In fact, we're exporting diesel to Europe.
Jay F. Marks: Diesel is going to be endangered in the U.S. if Boone Pickens has anything to say about it. Plus it's hard to argue against saving $2 a gallon on fuel by switching to natural gas.