The surge in domestic supplies of natural gas in the United States, along with ten-year lows in the wholesale price of natural gas, rising oil prices, and increased concerns over energy security, is sparking new attention for this alternative fuel for commercial fleets as well as consumer vehicles. The prospects for natural gas as a transportation fuel are strong. Significant hurdles remain, however, as infrastructure development lags the momentum of electric vehicles and the selection of passenger cars remains limited. The politics of NGVs also present a possible barrier to market growth as federal incentives continue to languish and public pushback against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) grows.
Featuring senior analyst Dave Hurst, along with Rich Kolodziej, president of NGVAmerica, this webinar provides a quantitative overview of the current market for natural gas vehicles, examines the market barriers and the expected growth rate of NGVs, and assesses the viability of natural gas to displace significant volumes of imported oil in the transportation sector.
- Natural gas vehicles
- CNG refueling stations
- LNG refueling stations
- Market barriers and drivers for the NGV sector
- Major players in the NGV sector
- Consumer acceptance of NGVs
- Federal incentives for NGVs
What does this webinar answer?
- What is the outlook for NGVs over the next several years?
- How fast is infrastructure growing for NGVs?
- What markets and regions present the greatest opportunities for NGVs?
- What types of vehicles are most likely to use natural gas in the near term?
- In the longer term, are consumers likely to shift to natural gas?
- How will the growth of electric vehicles impact demand of NGV?
- What are the prospects for federal incentives in the NGV sector?
- How does hydraulic fracturing impact the market? Is this a real issue or a passing phase of public concern?
Who needs to attend?
- Auto manufacturers
- Natural gas engine and component suppliers
- Natural gas producers
- Fleet managers
- Government agencies
- Investor community