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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.


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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 10:59:16 +0000

Bolivia’s Natural Gas Fleet Grows to Over 330,000

Fulfilling the constitutional mandate to work on changing the energy matrix of Bolivia, the Implementing Entity Conversion to Natural Gas Vehicles (EEC-GNV) has carried out since 2010 116,249 free conversions. The conversions performed by the government, together with those carried out before the existence of the program amount to 331,550 vehicles using […]

Gazprom Upgrades CNG Station, Plans More in Bashkortostan

In Ufa, the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, which lies between the Volga River and the Ural Mountains, Gazprom has completed the reconstruction and modernising of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station, increasing the capacity for fuel supply and making it more convenient for filling large vehicles. In particular, energy-efficient compressors and […]

MTM Gains Exclusive Eni CNG Station Contract

MTM, a fully owned subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., through its CUBOGAS brand of compressed natural gas (CNG) compressors and systems for vehicle refueling, has signed a new exclusive multi-year contract with Eni S.p.A., an Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome, to supply and maintain new […]

U.S. Legislation Lowers Tax on LNG

Within the Highway Trust Fund legislation passed by both Houses of the U.S. Congress this week and expected to be signed by President Obama, is a provision to equalize the federal tax on liquefied natural gas (LNG) to an energy-equivalent basis with diesel and gasoline. Twenty-six State Legislatures have already […]

Quantum Launches High Capacity CNG Fuel Module for Back-of-Cab System

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (QTWW), a U.S. manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, has launched a 3-tank back-of-cab CNG module with an innovative configuration that can provide up to 180 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs). Quantum received pre-orders for this new system prior to launching its broad-scale sales and marketing […]

Port of Singapore Issues RFP for LNG Bunkering

Request for Proposal Deadline 30 September 2015 Continuing its drive toward LNG bunker for marine vessels, the Port of Singapore has launched its first Request for Proposal (RFP) for interested parties to apply for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker supplier licence. The approved licencee will supply comprehensive bunkering services to […]

Republic Services Waste Collection Fleet >50% CNG in Colorado

For U.S. company Republic Services, Inc., using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered waste collection vehicles is all about maintaining a balance between business operations and protecting the environment and communities it serves. Accordingly, it has just added 17 CNG solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving the greater Denver area. […]

Agility Fuel Systems Transitions CEO

Agility Fuel Systems, North American developer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel systems for heavy duty vehicles, is farewelling Chief Executive Officer Barry Engle, who has accepted an Executive Vice President position with General Motors. He will, however, continue to serve on Agility’s Board of Directors. The Board is thoughtfully considering succession […]

SABIC and Shell Combine for LNG Bunkering at Teesport, UK

Shell is to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel to SABIC-chartered vessels in Teesport, United Kingdom, utilising a temporary LNG bunkering facility. The new arrangement means SABIC’s vessels will no longer need to bunker the fuel in Zeebrugge, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. The temporary facility will stay in operation until SABIC completes development of […]

SoCalGas Supports Special Olympics with Natural gas Fuel

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), the USA’s largest natural gas distribution utility, is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. The utility will have the largest corporate team of “Fans in the Stands” for any single event during the World Games, as well as sponsor […]

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