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  • zeliesguy zeliesguy Jan 15, 2013 11:13 PM Flag

    Demand for natural gas vehicles

    Nice how the hedge hyenas tell us that in six years we can expect to see one million NG vehicles on the road. China could order a million tomorrow, not to mention India and the rest of the world.Who knows perhaps the US congress could pass a natural gas act. HaHaHa. Nifty way to seem like they support the stock while holding it down. LOL shorties. This stock is about to rocket.


    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • I am very puzzled, a second rate country Pakistan has every car, bus, truck and motor cycle fitted for natural gas as well as for gasoline and every gas station there has natural gas and gasoline pumps.
      I saw every body was pumping natural gas and a very few gasoline. I rode in those cars and buses
      and did not see any difference. I saw car needing gas again after 200 miles and bus did not need gas for 175 miles. People, some thing is wrong here, a very wrong. A second rate country is far advanced of this so called the most advanced country in the world. There are millions of cars, buses, trucks and motor cycles on the road there. I do not know what is the problem here. If that country can do it what is the problem here. Do not blame oil companies, blame the government of the country with large reserves of natural gas.

      • 2 Replies to munirqasim42
      • how about truth than bias feelings
        Ng is coming
        It takes time to get reliable cheap good systems and stations
        In many parts of the world they have more ng and oil than they need
        You get little for your ng because of cost to export
        So you use ng in transportation
        Their leaders decided to have ng
        Does that mean we should?
        Us is the leader of the world because of capitalism
        Letting the market decide
        Its not the Us could not its markets are always better
        Look no farther than wind and solar

      • It is government resistance induced by large interests' resistance to nat gas as a surface fuel. In this corner, we have big oil and chemical mfgs. Exxon in particular wants to own the nat gas production in the US so that it can be sure to keep its use as a domestic surface fuel from growing; Exxon plans to ship what is not used for home htg and mfg to the far east as LNG, hoping to keep the price of domestic ng up (and hoping to keep production limited). In the other corner you have Big Environmentalists who are against all fossil fuels. Though they realize nat gas would improve air and environment, they also realize that as a clean, plentiful, and very cheap source, it would nix any hope of electric vehicles dominating the markets in their lifetimes. So they fight it too, attempting to promote fracking fears in the population. While there are quite a few Congressmen for nat gas, the money and special interests still dominate the government scene. Obama leads from behind.

    • The big money is talking down the market over the debt ceiling `crisis', hoping to get in after a minor correction (5%-10%), to then take advantage of the expected bull for the first two quarters. Best to hang tight if you are already in and enjoy the ride up after the debt scaremongering in the media is over. Another month of negative news at most, and then positive. For wprt, I hope obama replaces chu with byron dorgan. That would give a boost to nat gas stocks, and increase odds of a nat gas act being passed in some form. so even without better news or revenues than expected from wprt, the government side has a possibility of moving substantially more positive over next six months.

    • And Cummings has not done anything in China
      Will they choose wprt is a question
      Westport has allowed weichai to sell at a much lower profit margin
      Can Cummings compete with US margin in China

    • wprt already sells at lot in China
      But so do others
      Wprt profit margin is probably 1/5 that of the US
      So in order to compete there will not be huge profits

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