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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, 21 Jul 2017 13:11:18 +0000

USCG Guides Simultaneous Operations During LNG Fuel Transfer

The United States Coast Guard’s Office of Operating and Environmental Standards (CG-OES) issued a policy letter late June this year, providing guidance for evaluating Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPS) during Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuel Transfer Operations at waterfront facilities. The policy letter provides guidance to Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTPs) considering safety […]

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LIQAL to Build Third LNG Fuel Station in Belgium; Joins NGVA Europe

Breda based LIQAL has been awarded a contract by Tankterminal N.V. (Begoos Group) for the design and turnkey supply of an LNG refuelling station for trucks in Lokeren, Belgium. Tankterminal N.V. owns and operates tankcleaning facilities, including truck fuel stations in Lokeren, Ghent and (at Unidet N.V.) in Meer, where diesel […]

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Public CNG Fueling Station by ANG Opens Near Syracuse, New York

American Natural Gas (ANG), a U.S. distributor of alternative motor fuels, and a portfolio company within HC2 Holdings, Inc., has opened a public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Liverpool, New York, a suburb of Syracuse. Located less than one mile from exit 38 on the New York State Thruway (I-90), the […]

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Call to Clean Californian Ports Air with Low NOx RNG-Powered Trucks

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released their draft 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) update, addressing plans to reduce emissions from all sources that move cargo throughout the ports.  The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC) and SoCalGas say today’s heavy duty natural gas vehicle technology […]

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GNVERT and Messer Partner to Deliver Filling Station Cryogenics

With the inauguration of the ENGIE station of La Courneuve, GNVERT, a subsidiary of ENGIE specializing in the distribution of alternative fuels, and Messer, an industrial gas manufacturer, announced a partnership for the joint development of green solutions intended for their customers in the refrigerated road transport segment. Messer is […]

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Cornerstone Laid for Hungary’s first LNG Filling Station

Hungary’s first LNG filling station was today inaugurated at the M0 highway within the frame of the PAN-LNG project. “Soon another 4 stations offering both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) will be established in our country, along the main highways,” emphasized Henrik Domanovszky, president of the Hungarian […]

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AG&P Promotes LNG Access with new U.S. Subsidiary

AG&P (Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Company), a global pioneer of high-value modular infrastructure now at the forefront of developing LNG receiving terminals and their supply chains, has launched AG&P Engineering Inc. in Houston, USA. Together with AG&P’s marine engineering subsidiary, Gas Entec of South Korea, and its construction and engineering group […]

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Three Disney Cruise Line Newbuilds to be Powered by LNG

Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, will harness the innovation and opportunity of Liquefied Natural Gas for three new cruise ships, set for delivery in 2021,2020 and 2023. The vessels will be built by Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks […]

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CNG-Powered Dutch Ferry A European First

The Texelstroom, a ferry operated by Dutch shipping firm TESO, is now operating using CNG (compressed natural gas), a first in Europe. TESO ships 2 million passengers and approximately 600.000 vehicles from the city of Den Helder to the island of Texel annually. By switching to CNG, the Texelstroom is now […]

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New Texas Bill Says Government Fleets Must Buy Alt-Fuel

In the U.S. State of Texas, the Texas Fuels bill recently passed through both the House (HB 1979) and Senate (SB 26). The legislation provides state grants for government entities with more than 15 vehicles to purchase vehicles that use natural gas. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, co-sponsor of the bill, said […]

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