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Bien que la production de gaz naturel aux États-Unis doive
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un record en 2018, l'EIA prévoit que cette croissance se

record high in 2018, the EIA predicts that this growth will
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out in about five years, and no one can predict with
certainty when (or whether) natural gas will become more
economical than diesel, especially when all the costs are taken
into account.
Perry estimates that it costs "about $300,000" to covert a
locomotive to be able to burn 50 per cent to 60 per cent LNG.
Considering the total cost of a new locomotive, this is not in
itself a prohibitive figure; however, the LNG tanker will add
U.S. $1 million or more. It must be designed to maintain the
fuel at -160°C to keep it in its liquid state, which is "600 times
as dense as a gas. It's a very specialized unit with lots of
redundancy for safety," he says.
Furthermore, because LNG provides less energy by volume
than diesel, "it probably costs three times as much to transport
LNG by truck," Perry says. "The thing the railroads have going
for them in spades is they can transport that product up and
down the lines for free, essentially." Integrating LNG Stations
or LNG Storage into existing diesel fuel stations will require
long-term capital investment, however, interim LNG/CNG
logistic strategies exist, depending on locations of diesel
fuelling stations.
The final barrier is Canada's fuel surcharge system, Perry
says. At the present spread between diesel and LNG prices, the
fuel surcharge gives diesel a cost advantage. But "if the price
of diesel goes up, at some point on that surcharge curve, the
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stabilisera dans cinq ans, et personne ne peut prédire avec certitude
quand (ou si) le gaz naturel deviendra plus économique que le diesel.
Perry estime qu'il en coûte environ 300 000 $ pour convertir une
locomotive afin de pouvoir brûler de 50 à 60 % de GNL. Compte
tenu du coût total d'une nouvelle locomotive, il ne s'agit pas en
soi d'un chiffre prohibitif; cependant, le wagon ravitailleur de GNL
ajoutera 1 million de dollars américains ou plus. Il doit être conçu
pour maintenir le combustible à -160 °C afin de le maintenir à son
état liquide. C'est une unité très spécialisée avec beaucoup de
redondance pour la sécurité », ditil.
De plus, comme le GNL fournit moins d'énergie par volume que
le diesel, « il coûte probablement trois fois plus cher de transporter
du GNL par camion, ajoute M. Perry. Toutefois, les chemins de
fer ont l'avantage de pouvoir transporter ce produit gratuitement
sur leurs propres voies ». L'intégration des stations de GNL aux
stations de carburant diesel nécessitera des investissements
à long terme, mais il existe des stratégies logistiques
provisoires pour le GNL et le GNC (gaz naturel comprimé), selon
l'emplacement des stations de ravitaillement en diesel.
Le dernier obstacle est le système de supplément carburant
du Canada, dit M. Perry. Compte tenu de l'écart actuel entre
les prix du diesel et ceux du GNL, le supplément de carburant
donne au diesel un avantage sur le plan des coûts. Mais « si le
prix du diesel augmente, à un certain moment le GNL devient
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President’s Message
Bigger Hopper Cars, Faster Grain Shipments
Canada’s New Locomotive Emissions Regulations
Liquid Assets
Hydrail: A Profound Innovation Opportunity for Canadian Railway Suppliers
Locomotive and Passenger Car Freeze-Up Downtime Can Be Prevented
From Last Spike to First in Class: Creativity, Collaboration, and Determination in the Pursuit of Leadership
How to Achieve a Respectful, Harassment-Free Workplace
CARS News
New Members
CapEx: An Industry-Wide Look at Who’s Spending What
Railway Supplier Buyers’ Guide
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