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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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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:22:12 +0000

NICE New Flyer CNG Buses x110 for NY State

New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer), a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada, has been contracted by Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) to supply up to 110 heavy-duty 40-foot Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses. NICE is operated by Transdev Services in the State of New York. The […]

US Coast Guard Guides Use of LNG as a Marine Fuel

On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced the availability of two draft policy letters pertaining to LNG bunkering, for which it sought public comment. It has now issued notification of the availability of the finalized Coast Guard policy letters, including explanations of changes made to the policy letters […]

EU HGV Weight Allowance Agreement Needs Speedy Adoption, Gasrec Says

Gasrec, European supplier of liquefied gas fuel for transport, has welcomed the European Union’s latest compromise agreement with the European Parliament which will pave the way for an increase in weight for HGVs converting to run on gas, ensuring they maintain their full load carrying capacity. Under the agreement (see […]

California Energy Commission Funds Natural Gas Innovation Projects

The California Energy Commission approved almost $16 million in research grants to help develop the next generation of energy efficient technologies for commercial and residential buildings, $11 million for projects to convert feedstock and waste into biofuels and about $900,000 for natural gas innovations. Natural gas projects were funded by […]

Discuss NGVs, Plan for NGVs, Drive NGVs – UN Does It All

Recognising the increasingly important role of natural gas in the world primary energy mix, UNECE gas experts came together on 20-21 January to explore the role of gas in achieving the objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The experts were updated on the work of the four Task […]

“O” Ring CNG and U.S. Gain Partner to Expand CNG Presence

U.S. Gain (GAIN® Clean Fuel), has partnered with compressed natural gas (CNG) provider and station builder, “O” Ring CNG Fuel Systems, LP (“O” Ring CNG) and its affiliates to co-brand “O” Ring CNG’s existing CNG stations as “O” Ring CNG / GAIN Clean Fuel and incorporate them into U.S. Gain’s […]

TEN-T Funding Supports LNG for Transport Policy Development in Portugal

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will back with over €150,000 (USD 170k) the national policy development for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Portuguese road transport.  The initiative is part of a larger project aiming to develop an integrated energy action plan for fuel diversification in the transport sector. […]

Construction Contract for First North American LNG Bunker Barge

WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac), a provider of energy infrastructure and liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions, and its affiliate Clean Marine Energy LLC (CME), a global facilitator of tailored solutions for Emission Control Area (ECA) compliance, have entered into a construction contract with Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc., a division of Conrad […]

Florida’s First Public Access CNG Station Opens

amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG™, and Champion Brands Incorporated (CBI) have opened the first-ever public access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in northeast Florida. The station host, CBI, has begun replacing their diesel fleet with CNG trucks. Steve Josephs, P.E., Director of Engineering and co-founder of […]

Transgaz Adds 159 New NGVs to Gazprom Fleet

Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, LLC, a subsidiary of Gazprom OAO, has received 159 new vehicles under the Gazprom Group’s 2014-2017 program for increasing the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel for their own transport companies. “Our company continues to steadily increase the share of our own transport running on […]

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