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be necessary to initiate this cooperative effort and provide incentives for petroleum company involvement.

RESPONSE: We are having discussions about having a joint symposium with the petroleum industry on fuels. Government cooperation and participation will be critical.

18) RECOMMENDATION: PNGV should undertake a study to assess the opportunities and costs for generating hydrogen for fuel cells at existing service stations and storing it on board vehicles and compare the feasibility, efficiency, and safety of this option with onboard fuel reforming. This study will help PNGV determine how much additional effort should be devoted to the development of onboard fuel reforming technologies.

RESPONSE: As part of the fuels task group efforts, we are considering hydrogen as a fuel and examining the safety aspects of such a choice.

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