NGVs in Texas
Natural gas has a long history as a reliable fuel source for home heating, industrial manufacturing and electrical generation. However, securing long-term supplies has always been tied to the discovery and development of conventional “oil and gas reservoirs” that over time became more difficult and expensive to find and often occurred in environmentally or politically sensitive areas throughout the world.
For many years, there was very little interest in building “new markets” for the use of natural gas because long-term domestic supplies could not be guaranteed. Also, imported oil was relatively cheap, easy to get and a well developed refining and marketing infrastructure was in place. Everything has changed over the last few years with the dramatic discovery of the Barnett Shale in 2002-03. Read more.
About Dr. Ken Morgan
Dr. Ken Morgan is the founder and director of the Texas Christian University (TCU) Energy Institute, and currently chairs the Texas Metroplex NGV Consortium. He is also the director of TCU’s new School of Geology, Energy and The Environment. Dr. Morgan has published numerous articles on the potential use of domestic natural gas in the U.S., and has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East about resource mapping, energy technology and emerging natural gas markets. Dr. Morgan holds degrees in geology, environmental engineering and resource management, and drives a Honda GX-NGV to help promote the use of clean burning natural gas.