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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.


NEWS

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:46:58 +0000

Clean Energy Sells 100th New HD CleanCNG™ Compressor; Adds CNG Stations

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded two new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station construction projects, one each in California and New Jersey. The latter location will include installation of Clean Energy Compression’s 100th HD CleanCNG™ Compressor since launch in mid-2016. Also, the company reports its Facility Modification Services (FMS) […]

UK Fleet Operators Can Cuts Emissions with Biomethane

UK-based CNG Fuels, dedicated to assisting fleet operators and others to cut carbon from transport emissions, has officially launched its renewable biomethane fuel (renewable natural gas), describing it as the most cost-effective and lowest-carbon alternative to diesel for heavy goods vehicles. Already, Waitrose, John Lewis, Argos and Brit European long-distance articulated […]

CNG Accelerates in Eastern US

Piedmont Natural Gas, a gas distributor serving the people of the Carolinas and Tennessee, is excited about the growing demand for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a fuel for transportation, especially from commercial vehicle fleets. The company has highlighted several initiatives that will give more companies greater access to the cleaner, lower-cost […]

Spanish LNG-for-Trains Project Approaches Testing Phase

Renfe (Spain’s national rail network), Gas Natural Fenosa and Enagás, in collaboration with Institut Cerdà (a private engineering innovator in Barcelona), ARMF (a specialised railways restoration workshop) and classification society Bureau Veritas are preparing first traction tests in Europe of a train powered by liquefied natural gas. It may also be the first […]

First LNG-fueled Ferry for Sicily

Marine engineering and shipbuilding innovator LMG Marin, based in Bergen, Norway, is to design of a large double-ended liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ferry for the Italian shipowner Caronte & Tourist, whose vessels sail out of the Port of Messina in northeast Sicily. The LMG 290-DEG design, which is 133 meters long […]

SEA\LNG Adds New Partners Following IMO 2020 5% Sulphur Cap

SEA\LNG, a multi-sector industry coalition formed in July this year to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, has welcomed two new members following the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee’s decision to enforce the global 0.5% cap on the sulphur content of marine […]

Westport Adds EPA Certification for MY2017 Ford Product Line

Westport Fuel Systems has gained Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for its Westport WiNG™ Power System on multiple 2017 Model Year (MY) Ford products. Earlier this year, Westport WiNG™ Power System certifications were issued by California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Ford Transit Cargo Van and Passenger Wagon, and the F-150 truck […]

Iveco New Stralis NP Recognised at UK GreenFleet Awards 2016

Iveco, the Turin-based international manufacturer of natural gas powered trucks, has been named Large Goods Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year at the GreenFleet Awards 2016, specifically for the development of its New Stralis NP. Designed for low impact long-haul operations, Iveco refers to the truck as “the most sustainable international transport […]

First LNG-Fuelled PCTC Named Auto Eco

The world’s first LNG-fueled Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC), delivered by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. to United European Car Carriers (UECC) at the end of September, was officially named Auto Eco at a naming ceremony on November 21 at the Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium. The ceremony was attended by Geert Bourgeois, minister-president […]

Two LNG-Fuelled Large Bulk Carriers for Baltic Operations to be Built in China

By 2018, two new ice-class 1A ships will be the first LNG-fueled large bulk carriers in operation in the world. They have been ordered by ESL Shipping Ltd, a leading carrier of dry bulk cargoes in the Baltic Sea region. ESL Shipping has reached agreement with Sinotrans & CSC Shipbuilding Industry […]

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