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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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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:41:00 +0000

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US DOT Proposes Alt-Fuel Corridors

In the context of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” (FAST) Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has called on state and local officials to nominate routes where drivers can find alternative fuels. Natural gas is one of the fuels proposed for this initiative. The new provision – […]

Build Contract Signed for Largest LNG-fuelled Bulk Carrier

The largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled bulk carrier ever ordered is to be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), following their signing of a contract with Ilshin Logistics to construct the 50,000 dwt vessel. The project is a collaboration between POSCO and Ilshin Logistics to develop the first in a new generation of ships […]

Zebulon Innovations Certified for Nissan CNG Conversion System

Zebulon Innovations, the exclusive North American importer and distributor of the Zavoli CNG Vehicle Conversion System, has gained the first EPA compliant CNG conversion system in the U.S. for Nissan. Zebulon targeted Nissan’s popular commercial line of fleet and passenger vans. The Nissan EPA-compliant CNG bi-fuel conversion systems adds to Zavoli’s existing […]

Nantes Métropole and Semitan order 80 Iveco CNG Buses

Iveco will deliver 80 articulated 4-door Urbanway buses powered by natural gas to the City of Nantes, in western France. Purchased by Nantes Métropole (the City of Nantes administrative department) and Semitan (the semi-public company for public transport in Nantes), this is an initial order that sets the basis for future acquisitions. The flagship […]

TruStar to Build First CNG Station in Long Beach, CA

The City of Long Beach, California has awarded TruStar Energy a contract to build and maintain the first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in the city. Long Beach currently has a small but growing fleet of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and plans over the next six years to acquire an additional […]

Oasis Engineering ISO 9001 Certified

Oasis Engineering, a New Zealand-based company that has engineered components for all major CNG companies worldwide, has announced the attainment of ISO 9001:2015 Certification. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services […]

Philippine Government Promotes Alt-fuel Uptake

The Philippine Government’s Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), has been conducting series of fora nationwide to increase public awareness and appreciation of the importance of cleaner alternative energy fuels and new energy technologies, including natural gas. The fora have been led by energy experts […]

Trillium and PennDOT Ready to Build 29 CNG Stations

Oklahoma-based Trillium CNG has finalized an agreement with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to design, build and maintain 29 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel stations, following the signing of a contract in April. “This is an unprecedented project that will supply CNG to more than 1,600 buses at transit […]

Luxfer Type IV Cylinders Selected by Mainstay

Mainstay Fuel Technologies, Inc., specializing in designing, engineering and producing CNG fuel-delivery systems, has opted for Luxfer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders for its heavy duty truck onboard fuel systems. The selected product, the Gen2 G-STOR® Go Type 4 cylinders, consists of a Luxfer-manufactured aluminium liner fully over-wrapped with aerospace-grade carbon fibre. According […]

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