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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, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:18 +0000

Quantum Expands Back-of-Cab CNG Range

Quantum Fuel Systems LLC (Quantum), a supplier of natural gas storage systems for the automotive and heavy duty industries, this week announced its intention to manufacture a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Module – the  Q-Cab60. Quantum’s new module provides up to 60 Diesel Gallon Equivalents (DGE), and allows Back-of-Cab window […]

CNG Stations Part of Fortistar’s GHG Reductions Solution

U.S. energy asset management company Fortistar, claims it avoided 2.125 million tons of GHG emissions in 2016. The company builds, owns and operates natural gas cogeneration facilities, landfill gas to energy and biomass electric generating plants and CNG fueling stations throughout the United States and Canada. “For nearly 30 years, Fortistar has […]

Education the Key for CNG First Responders

Getting it right for first responders when attending a road vehicle incident in the Permian Basin region of Texas was the focus of a series of free natural gas vehicle and station awareness trainings conducted by Freedom CNG last week. Nearly 100 attendees from Midland Fire Department, Midland County Sheriff, […]

Norway Opens Largest Dedicated LNG Bunkering Facility

Barents NaturGass’s bunkering plant for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at Polarbase, Hammerfest (the supply base for the Barents Sea), was officially opened this week by Norway’s Oil and Energy Minister Terje Søviknes. The facility can supply vessels in traffic along the Norwegian coast, in the Barents Sea or through the North […]

EU Funds LNG Marine Fuel Projects

Four of seven projects approved for funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) by EU Member States will contribute to the deployment of sustainable and efficient transport infrastructure. Several projects also seek to exploit synergies with the energy sector. EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc stated: “European transport still depends […]

Plant-to-Ship Direct LNG Bunker Achieved in Spain

Global energy company Repsol and Spanish gas grid operator Enagás have for the first time in Europe supplied a ship with liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel directly from a regasification plant. The five hour pipe-to-ship bunker was carried out using flexible cryogenic transfer hoses connecting the ship directly to the terminal. […]

Elaflex Adds Oasis Expertise for CNG Componentry

In April 2017, Elaflex HIBY Tanktechnik, a specialist company in safe connections for the transfer of dangerous goods and sensitive fluids, acquired a major stake in Oasis Engineering Ltd of Tauranga (New Zealand). Oasis, a member of NGV Global, is an internationally operating specialist for valves and couplings used in the […]

Republic Services Expands CNG-Powered Fleet in California

Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, has celebrated Earth Day by unveiling a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and adding 22 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers of Daly City in California. The new CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks in the […]

First CNG Conference and CNG Station Network for Romania

Denisson Energy (Antares Group), a member of NGVA Europe, is organizing a free-to-attend Launch Event for the deployment of the first compressed natural gas (CNG) station network in Romania. The event will take place on the 28th of April 2017 in the World Trade Center Bucharest. Registration opens 9:15 AM. The […]

Green CNG Bus Fleet for Texans

VIA Metropolitan Transit, based in San Antonio TX, officially introduced the first of more than 400 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses this week, signalling a historic conversion of the agency’s fleet and VIA’s salute to Earth Day. The move affirms VIA’s focus on environmentally sustainable mobility in the region. A […]

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