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CNG Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How is the power of a car or truck engine running on natural gas versus that of one running on gasoline or diesel?

    Actually the power and pickup are about the same. It is a little bit better with natural gas because natural gas has an octane of 115 whereas regular gas has an octane of 91-92 and premium gas of around 98.

  2. What is the range of a natural gas car?

    About the same as that of a gasoline powered car. Honda Civic has a 7 ½ gallon natural gas tank so it would have a range of about 260 miles. My Crown Victoria has a 15 gallon tank so it has a range of 330 miles.

  3. What does burning natural gas do to the engine?

    Actually it is great for the engine because natural gas produces none of the sludge, acids, residue, etc. that gasoline does. The engine will last about twice as long and it is about twice as long between overhauls and four times as long between oil changes as a regular gasoline engine.

  4. Where does the natural gas tank go and how big is it?

    Since all the CNG cars are now converted from standard gasoline cars the tanks usually go in the trunk. For the Honda Civic this reduces the trunk space by about 50%, for my Crown Victoria about 25%.

  5. How long does it take to fill a CNG car?

    For a home fill station over night, for a public station the same as for gasoline - 3 or 4 minutes.

  6. If converting all the cars and trucks to natural gas would solve our reliance on foreign oil, fix the balance of payments, reduce our greenhouse emission by 25% and put thousands of people to work installing CNG stations and converting cars and trucks to CNG, why is the government not pushing for people to buy natural gas cars?

    I am not sure but it might have something to do with lobbyists and the oil companies having billions of dollars invested into refineries which would not be needed if the country converted to natural gas for its transportation systems.

  7. If I buy a natural gas car and get a "clean air vehicle" sticker how long can I drive in the car pool lane in California?

    Until at least January 1st, 2015.

  8. What if I'd like to drive a natural gas car but I don't want to drive a Honda Civic?

    There are many companies that can convert existing cars to natural gas cars and get California car pool stickers, everything from a Lincoln Town Car, a Mercury Grand Marquis to a Ford Expedition. There is over 20 models that can be converted.

  9. Where can I buy a car that has been converted to run on natural gas and gets the car pool sticker?

    BAF Technologies and BayTech Corporation are just a few.

  10. How much does it cost to convert a car, van or pickup truck to natural gas?

    Somewhere between $5,000 - $10,000.

  11. How much more does it cost to manufacture a CNG powered car versus a gasoline car?

    If designed to be a CNG powered car about $250.00.

  12. What is the payback for converting my car or trucks to natural gas?

    It is according to how many miles you drive and if you put in your own natural gas station or not. However, typically if you look at fuel cost savings only, drive 20,000 miles a year, and buy CNG from a public station it would be 3 ½ years for a typical car owner. For a fleet operator that had 10 trucks driving 50,000 miles a year and puts in his own CNG station, payback would be a little over 1 year and each year after that he would save approximately $100,000 in fuel costs. But in addition to the actual dollar savings, how valuable is it to drive in the carpool lane with only one person.

  13. Why is this the only website that talks about the cost saving of going to natural gas when all the other natural gas sites only talk about the benefits to the environment?

    I don't know. Find natural gas stations and prices.

  14. Will CNG tanks in my truck or van take up Cargo Area?

    Not necessarily for our 24 ft steak bed trucks which have two 25 gallon tanks & 450 mile range the tanks are under the vehicular so they don't take up any cargo space. The GMC Savana van comes with a 3 tank system (200 mile range) all under the vehicle so no cargo space is lost either.

  15. What natural gas vehicles are available to own?

    View CNG Vehicles

  16. Where can I but or lease a natural gas powered Honda Civic?

    Call Vick Simonian 626-935-1700 at Diamond Honda in City of Industry Ca.

  17. Are there rebates available?

    Yes, the vechicle buydown program from the California energy comission of from $3000 for a car, $8000 for a van up to $32,000 for a large truck. Up to $300,000 matching funds from the AQMD for the CNG station and up to $95,000 from the MSRC.


NGV Global 

Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:21:05 +0000

Tatarstan Builds CNG Refueling Network

In Tatarstan, Gazprom Gas Motor Fuel plans to complete the construction of two new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations in Zelenodolsk and Nizhnekamsk before the end of 2015, followed in 2016 by CNG stations in Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Yelabuga, Bugulma, Leninogorsk, Aznakaevo and the urban settlement of Alekseevskoe. The stations […]

Tshwane TRT Operates First Sub-Saharan CNG Bus

In South Africa, the City of Tshwane — the metropolitan municipality that forms the local government of northern Gauteng Province — is home to the first bus in sub-Saharan Africa to be propelled by compressed natural gas (CNG). Joining the A Re Yeng bus fleet, the 12 m rigid Mercedes-Benz chassis […]

Israel Ministry of Transport Provides Grants to Support 100 CNG Buses

Following a successful September workshop that sought guidance toward toward the integration of compressed natural gas (CNG) in the energy sector, especially as it applies to public transportation, Israel’s Ministry of Transport has implemented a grant of 150 thousand shekels (USD 38,700) for each natural gas powered bus purchased by public transportation companies. The invitation […]

Deltamarin to Design LNG-Propelled Handysize Bulk Carriers

Deltamarin Ltd, a Finnish ship design, offshore engineering and construction Group operating in the marine and offshore industries, has signed a contract to design the world’s first LNG handysize bulk carriers, according to a company-issued press release. The two B.Delta26LNG vessels, constructed for the Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping Ltd by […]

Gothia Alliance Orders Four LNG-Propelled Product Tankers

Gothia Tanker Alliance (Furetank Rederi AB, Rederi AB Älvtank and Thun Tankers BV ), based in Gothenburg, Sweden has ordered four dual-fuel intermediate product/chemical tankers with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion, to be built by Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding Ltd in China. Two of the 16,300 dwt – 20,000 m3 cargo capacity vessels […]

Hexagon Encouraged by Strong North American NGV Market

North American heavy duty and transit bus customers have placed new orders with Hexagon Composites’ wholly owned subsidiary Hexagon Lincoln to the sum of more than USD 7.5 million (around NOK 64 million) for delivery of TUFFSHELL® compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks. Hexagon Lincoln sees the USD 5 million (around […]

Toyota Trials CNG on Car Transporter

Toyota Transport, the automaker’s in-house vehicle transportation trucking company, now has its first car hauler that runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The CNG truck was commissioned by Toyota and designed and built in a joint collaboration with Peterbilt and truck and trailer manufacturer Cottrell, Inc. The Long Beach, CA based […]

Agility Fuel Systems Appoints New CEO

Agility Fuel Systems, a major developer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel systems for heavy duty vehicles in North America, has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Kathleen Ligocki, formerly CEO of Harvest Power, an organics management solutions company, will take up the role of CEO effective December 3rd, 2015. “With an impressive […]

Republic Waste Fleet Approaches 200 CNG Vehicles In California

U.S. waste collection and disposal company Republic Services has added 11 more Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers in the Gardena, California area. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in Gardena […]

Dutch-Funded Sloshing Research Aims to Lower Investment Thresholds for LNG Fuel

Switching to LNG as a fuel can reduce CO2 by up to 20% and significantly improve the air quality by reducing PM and NOx, and is therefore a focus of the Dutch Government as it strives to reduce gas emissions that affect the environment and health. SLING, a unique collaboration between […]

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