Changing Prospects for Natural Gas in the United States

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Science  21 Apr 1989:
Vol. 244, Issue 4902, pp. 305-310
DOI: 10.1126/science.244.4902.305


Natural gas has emerged as one of the primary options for satisfying the need for environmentally clean energy: the resource base is large, it is the cleanest burning of the fossil fuels, and it can be used efficiently. New engine, combustion, and energy conversion technologies are emerging that will result in use of natural gas in electric generation, emissions reduction, transportation, and residential and commercial cooling.

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