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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, 19 Jan 2018 07:58:19 +0000

Baleària Introduces LNG-fuelled Ferries at Madrid Fair

Spanish shipping company Baleària Group has used the International Tourism Fair of Madrid to introduce the first two ferries powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) that will operate in the Mediterranean. Both vessels are being built in the Italian shipyard of Cantiere Navale Visentini. The first of the two vessels […]

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Bonett Closes 2017 with 32 CNG Filling Stations; 15 more for 2018

Czech gas vendor Bonett Gas Investment, a.s. (Bonett) has opened another four new CNG fuelling stations. Two of them are in Brno near the D1 Motorway, one is located next to the Václav Havel Airport in Prague near the D7 Motorway, and another on the D5 Motorway. Bonett therefore currently operates as many […]

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Netherlands LNG Stations Network Gains Ground

Two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) filling locations have been opened in The Netherlands. These LNG filling locations, owned by PitPoint.LNG, are situated at DCB-owned TruckEasy filling stations, one at Den Hoorn and the other at Greenportlane in Sevenum/Venlo. PitPoint says LNG has been used as fuel for heavy road transport in […]

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CNG Urbanway Buses for Seville

Urban Transport of Seville, Municipal Public Corporation (TUSSAM) has acquired 13 Iveco Urbanway vehicles of 12 meters in length, which use compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel. The bus purchase is in line with TUSSAM’s commitment to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and associated polluting emissions.  These low-floor vehicles, […]

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HAM’s Ljubljana Station Expands Mediterranean LNG Transport Corridor

Ham Cryogénica, a division of HAM Group, has opened Slovenia’s first LNG filling station, located in the capital city of Ljubljana. The station, at the crossroads for two Pan-European transport corridors (V and X) with strong connections to the Mediterranean, further extends Europe’s liquefied natural gas refueling infrastructure network. The LNG mobile station […]

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Dutch-German JV Plans LNG Terminal for Northern Germany

Dutch companies Gasunie LNG Holding B.V. (gas infrastructure) and Vopak LNG Holding B.V. (liquid bulk storage provider), together with German energy logistics service provider Oiltanking GmbH, are in the process of establishing the joint venture “German LNG Terminal GmbH”. They plan to build, own and operate an LNG (Liquefied Natural […]

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Los Angeles Contracts Applied LNG for Renewable Natural Gas

The City of Los Angeles has taken another step toward meeting Southern California’s stringent air-quality goals by contracting Applied LNG to supply renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to fuel their fleet of natural gas vehicles. The California-based energy solutions provider will deliver fuel to multiple Los Angeles LNG/LCNG stations where it will be […]

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IVECO’s 1,000th Stralis NP 400hp Truck goes to Germany’s First CO2 Neutral Fleet

Iveco, part of CNH Industrial, has supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH (a subsidiary of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG). VERBIO will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO2 neutral transport in heavy goods vehicles. This supply also marks an important milestone for […]

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DNV GL Approves Kongsberg Simulator for LNG-fuelled Vessel Training

Kongsberg Digital, a Norse provider of maritime, oil & gas and renewables & utilities software solutions, has received a DNV-GL statement of compliance for its newest Engine Room Simulator model designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DEDF Cruise Ferry model is designed for training […]

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Higer CNG Buses Exported to Trinidad and Tobago

Chinese bus manufacturer Higer, based in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, is shipping Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to Trinidad and Tobago. The new Euro V vehicles will replace ageing buses in the public transportation fleet where most of the vehicles are more than 8 years old. In early 2017, in order to […]

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