Russia versus Azerbaijan – political pipelines

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about the political pipeline There's a reason Vladimir Putin is interested in President Trump and Ukraine. He is losing the dependence on Russian natural gas with the finding of gas in Azerbaijan and a proposed pipeline to Italy. Even though President Trump has given coal companies more leniency [...]

By |2018-12-14T17:45:54-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Emissions, Environment, Europe, Natural gas, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Pennzoil Films: Escaping the Ring

If this short-film had money laundering or a sex scene it could easily be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The next film in the Pennzoil series is riveting with fast cars, drama, and intrigue. There is even a cameo performance of Rhy Millen of Rhys Millen Racing fame. You will remember Millen as a [...]

By |2020-05-20T13:17:24-07:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Natural gas, Racing|0 Comments

Faulty Natural Gas Emissions Reporting Response from B.C. Government

By Stephen Leahy The B.C. Ministry of Environment stands by it's "implausibly low" estimate of methane leaks from the natural gas sector according to an official “information note" triggered by DeSmog's two-part article series last May. The DeSmog investigation revealed methane leaks were likely 7 times greater than the B.C. government is reporting [...]

By |2016-09-25T18:36:02-07:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Natural gas|0 Comments

New Study: Fracking Contaminates US Water Wells

Fracking By Stephen Leahy Drinking water is being contaminated by fracking for natural gas a new US study revealed Monday. More than 80% of drinking water wells at homes within 1 kilometer of active gas drilling operations had an average of 6 times more methane than those further away. The study also found more ethane [...]

By |2020-01-01T11:03:01-08:00August 9th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Fossil fuels, Natural gas, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Energy cost per vehicle type and Natural Gas on the John Batchelor radio show

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about energy costs per vehicle. Definitions: EV “ Electric Vehicle, this vehicle will only run on electricity. The Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, Tesla Roadster, CODA, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and are all cars with just electricity. PHEV “ Plug-in Hybrid Electric [...]

2012 Honda Civic natural gas on Driving the Nation

I asked Eric Rosenberg, Honda's Assistant Manager, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Why Natural Gas? The list was long, "It's plentiful, it's cleaner than petrol/gasoline and it's an American resource, and it's extremely affordable". The best known use for natural gas is to heat our homes, but Rosenberg thinks Natural gas has been under-appreciated as an automotive [...]

Shale Gas a Bridge to More Global Warming

Shale Gas UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 24 (IPS) - Hundreds of thousands of shale gas wells are being "fracked" in the United States and Canada, allowing large amounts of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, to escape into the atmosphere, new studies have shown. A Jan. 10 protest at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus drew [...]

Washington Post car chat on June 3, 2011

Washington Post carchat I joined Warren Brown, Washington Post journalist since 1982, on his chat line Friday, June 3, 2011. This is how it started: Hey Warren Thanks for having me on again this week. My question is, as a consumer, are you willing to use natural gas as a fuel for your vehicle? Two [...]

WJR Radio in Detroit: Federal Reserve of Energy (FREE)?

I spent the last two weeks in Germany attending forums on automobiles, energy and sustainable mobility. The 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum held it's annual summit in Berlin, Germany. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) held the 2011 International Transportation Forum in Leipzig, Germany. Between the two summit's I got an earful of information [...]

What will the auto industry look like in 2012? on Driving the Nation

Question: Lou Ann, take a look into the future, say around 2012. What will the auto industry look like in the United States? LAH: I believe that at least two of the Detroit 3 will still be American owned, Ford and General Motors. You may start seeing some Chrysler/Fiat cars brought into the United States. [...]