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My School has just replaced its diesel generator with one powered by natural gas (we generate our own electricity to compensate for disruptions from the public supply). Our headmaster says it is more efficient? Both the new one and the old one are reciprocating internal combustion engines. However one uses diesel fuel and the new one uses natural gas. Our science teacher could not say why or how much more efficient. My Dad says that diesel is heavier than gas and is therefore cheaper to truck around. Please explain if gas is more efficent and explain why
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