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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, 24 Nov 2017 08:44:55 +0000

Parisienne Haulier Chooses Scania 13-litre CNG Trucks

With its strong environmental goals, it is not surprising that French food distribution haulier STAF was eager to become Scania’s first customer for the new 13-litre compressed gas engine truck. “I’d like to get at least another 50 vehicles as soon as Scania can deliver,” says owner and Managing Director […]

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Gazprom CNG Station – Biggest in Europe

Gazprom’s new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station in Moscow, the biggest in Russia and Europe, was commissioned mid-November. Designed with an annual capacity of 29.8 million cubic meters, the station has 12 filling stations and a column for filling mobile gas stations. Modern reliable equipment, consisting mainly of domestic components, allows […]

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French Government Plans to Boost Port Competitiveness with LNG Marine Fuel

Participants at the Assises de la Economie de la Mer at Le Havre this week were addressed by Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister of France, who shared his vision of a revitalised French maritime sector. With its ports far from dominant in European and international trade, new thinking, supportive policy and and […]

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Ryder Moves Toyota Parts with Clean Energy LNG

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a four-year fueling contract for a fleet of liquified natural gas (LNG) heavy-duty trucks that move goods for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility in North America located in Georgetown, Kentucky. The contract was issued by Ryder System Inc., a leader in commercial […]

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BC’s TransLink Orders New Flyer Buses with Cummins LN9 Engines

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer), the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group, has been contracted by South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) to supply 106 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The order was supported by the Federal Gas Tax Fund, through which the Government of Canada […]

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More Low-Emission CNG Buses for Bakersfield

Golden Empire Transit District (GET) of Bakersfield, CA, has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) a contract for 24 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The order, which adds a total of 24 equivalent units to New Flyer’s backlog, supports aged fleet replacement and the GET bus […]

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Natural Gas Energy Companies Clamp Down on Emissions

BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall this week committed to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world. The energy companies also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain – from production to the final consumer – to […]

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UK’s First LNG Passenger Ferry Launched – MV Glen Sannox

Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) has launched the first of two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled ferries designed and constructed in the UK. The MV Glen Sannox was launched on Tuesday 21st November at the Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Construction on the 102-metre ferry started in […]

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UPS Signs for 10 Million Gallon Equivalents RNG

Global logistics company UPS has entered into its largest renewable natural gas fuel purchase agreement, the equivalent of 10 million gallons. The fuel will be supplied by Wisconsin company Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC). The agreement runs through 2024. Big Ox Energy converts organic  waste […]

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Wärtsilä Dual-fuel LNG Engines for new Viking Line Ferry

Helsinki-based global marine technology company Wärtsilä will supply dual-fuel LNG engines for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for Finnish operator Viking Line. The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel. The order […]

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