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Syntroleum's synthetic diesel program

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When you think diesel, you probably think dirty and smelly. Tulsa-based Syntroleum's synthetic diesel is anything but.

The News on 6 has been following their progress since they made the first large-scale batch a year ago. Wednesday, they're at 200,000 gallons and counting.

The liquid fuel is made from natural gas. It's being used in a government pilot program to fuel buses in Denali National Park and Washington DC. After studying its use in the field, they found the buses are smoother, quieter, and cleaner.

Syntroleum CEO Jack Holmes: "And all the emissions reductions we were hoping to get, we were able to accomplish and actually measure those and demonstrate to people not just in the lab scale, but out in the real world that our fuel is ideal."

Scientists say the amount of stranded natural gas around the world is equal to all the oil reserves in Saudi Arabia.
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