One effect of the Obama energy speech: Commitments to alt-fuel vehicles in the federal fleet and...

One effect of the Obama energy speech: Commitments to alt-fuel vehicles in the federal fleet and expanded oil exploration may be fueling gains in natgas stocks, including engine maker Westport Innovations (WPRT +13.1%), Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE +9.2%) and Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS +7%).

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  • tigersam
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    Natgas is clean burning.
    30 Mar 2011, 01:36 PM Reply Like
  • Uncle Pie
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    If they raised the gasoline tax to levels comparable to other civilized countries people would buy 4 cylinder sedans instead of 5,000 pound SUVs and the nation's oil import bill would drop meaningfully. Does the American housewife REALLY need a 5,000 pound truck that gets maybe 11 miles/gallon to go to the grocery store and pick up her daughter at ballet class? You just don't see SUVs and motor homes on the roads in Europe where gas costs the equivalent of $6 to $8/gallon and people get along just their 4 cylinder sedans, many of which are high-mileage diesels. When they go on vacation, they don't take a house (motorhome) with them. They stay at a hotel or a B&B or camp. But of course no politician seeking reelection would suggest anything like that!!
    30 Mar 2011, 01:48 PM Reply Like
  • Clint007
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    A known word is "Big motor = Small head"
    30 Mar 2011, 01:54 PM Reply Like
  • OptionManiac
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    They do need something that big, the better to intimidate me while making a left hand turn in front of my right of way while yakking on their cell phone.
    30 Mar 2011, 02:25 PM Reply Like
  • OptionManiac
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    It is one answer, but having lived in upstate NY, better groundwater protection is needed. Damned expensive to dig a well only to have it poisened.
    30 Mar 2011, 02:00 PM Reply Like
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    Well, the speech and the fact that the economics of fueling diesel fleets on nat gas instead of distillate have become overwhelming with the almost simultaneous rise in oil and decline in nat gas over the last 2 years. Given the budgetary issues facing most, if not all local government entities I can well imagine transportation managers having these guys on the speed dial.
    30 Mar 2011, 02:02 PM Reply Like
  • enigmaman
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    more political posturing


    is it any wonder he is now re-committing to alt energy, considering all the political investment he has made. Now he will be spending OUR money to buy these very expensive vehicles that nobody else wants for his federal fleet. waste upon waste equals federal perfection
    30 Mar 2011, 02:08 PM Reply Like
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