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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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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:11:19 +0000

Altech-Eco Adds EPA Certification for 2015 Ford CNG Transit

Altech-Eco Corporation of Asheville, North Carolina has received U.S. EPA certification for the new 2015 Ford CNG Transit 150/250/350 3.7L Full-Size Van & Wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option. The Altech-Eco CNG system for the Ford Transit is Ford QVM approved and is available as bi-fuel or dedicated. Using […]

Clean Energy Fuels to Build Filling Station for Dean Foods’ New CNG Fleet

American dairy-based food and beverage company Dean Foods has contracted Clean Energy Fuels to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) station at its Oak Farms Dairy plant in Houston, Texas. Beginning in the second half of 2015, the station will be used to fuel the CNG vehicles deployed by Dean Foods. […]

Peterbilt Increases LNG Range, Introduces Medium Duty CNG Vehicle Platform

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Dillon Places Further Order with Quantum Technologies for CNG Systems

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (QTWW), manufacturer of natural gas storage systems, integration and vehicle system technologies, has received another follow-on order for its fully-integrated Q-CabLITE CNG storage system from Dillon Transport, a provider of temperature sensitive transportation services in the USA and adopter of CNG transportation solutions. Quantum’s Q-CabLITE […]

Wärtsilä New LNG Carrier Series With DF Engine Propulsion

Wärtsilä Corporation’s expertise in LNG fuel solutions for the marine industry has been emphasised in the company’s launch of a new series of LNG Carrier ship designs. This series is the latest addition to Wärtsilä’s ship design portfolio and is an important part of the company’s strategic programme under the theme […]

TEN-T Ports Project to Test ‘Greener’ Equipment

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will support with €3.1 million a project to test energy-efficient and emission-reducing equipment in the ports of Valencia (Spain) and Livorno (Italy). The project aims to establish examples of best practice in smart energy management and in use of alternative fuel in European ports. The European […]

Small-Scale LNG Plant Operational as First of Five for JV

Earlier this month, Stabilis Energy together with Flint Hills Resources, LLC, opened their joint venture (JV) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) liquefaction facility in George West, Texas. The plant is the first of five LNG facilities announced at the forming of the JV in 2013. The fuel is intended to serve […]

Pride Disposal Roll-offs Get McNeilus NGEN CNG Systems

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has been selected by Pride Disposal of Portland, Oregon, to supply the NGEN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system for its newest fleet of roll-off trucks. “We’re excited to have NGEN CNG Systems and Services by McNeilus selected by Pride Disposal for these […]

Emirates Transport Stimulates CNG Conversions

Emirates Transport (Emirates General Transport and Services Corporation), a government entity for organising and managing transport and maintenance services for the benefit of various federal and local government agencies and private sector institutions, is to conduct a series of Compressed Natural Gas conversion workshops. The training program is aimed at encouraging […]

Mitsui O.S.K. Plans 6 LNG-Ready 20,000 TEU Containerships

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Korea’s Seoul-based Samsung Heavy Industries. MOL also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd of Imabari-shi, Japan, to be built at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The six […]

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