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Investigation into River Barge Fuel Conversion from Diesel to Liquid Natural Gas

Students investigated the potential to convert CONSOL Energy’s River Operations fleet from diesel to liquid natural gas.  The project included design restraints including space limitations, costs, fueling time, availability of fuel and fueling stations, engine technology, worker safety and reduction of environmental impact.  Students determined continued investigation of this concept was warrented as their calculations found that over a 20 year period CONSOL Energy would save over $10,000,000 per year in fuel costs.