Op-ed piece calls for vehicles to run on methanol

In a New York Times op-ed piece published yesterday, two former U.S. Cabinet secretaries argued that if the United States would produce cars that run on methanol – a high-octane fuel made from converted natural gas – then gas would be cheaper for consumers and the strategic importance of oil would be reduced. It would cost approximately $100 more to produce a car that runs on methanol (a capability that Chinese automakers have already introduced in their vehicles) than it currently does to produce a normal car in the United States, the piece said. For more read the full op-ed here.