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Compressed natural gas: A trend on the horizon

Philly.com -- Exhibit A: On Oct. 30, at the behest of the gas industry and other potential fleet customers, Chrysler's Ram Truck division began building a pickup powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). This heavy-duty Ram 2500 4X4 Longbed thus became America's only factory-built CNG pickup.

Exhibit B: Honda, which lays claim to this country's only factory-assembled CNG pleasure car, the Civic GX, greatly expanded that vehicle's sales arena for the 2012 model year. Available previously in only a handful of states, the GX can now be purchased at 197 dealerships in 36 states.

It takes more than two wind gusts to qualify as Hurricane Sandy, of course, but these developments at Ram Truck and Honda could well be the harbingers of a significant growth in the use of CNG vehicles in this country. The fact is,


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 12:02:37 AM

gotta definitely have more stations before CNG takes off for non-fleet vehicles.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 5:53:26 AM

until more stations are built, there's no way for me to go for a CNG vehicle (not that I'm in the market for one).
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rrs517
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 2:21:15 PM

This is old news
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 6:43:09 AM

This too shall pass.
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remay
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 6:29:36 AM

"...the GX can now be purchased at 197 dealerships in 36 states."

That's all good, for a start...
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tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 5:42:42 AM

Compressed natural gas: A trend on the horizon, as more and more vehicles are built to use natural gas OR converted over to natural gas, more natural gas will be used and the price will go up, just like the morning sun. Don't expect natural gas to stay low for very long, the trend for all fuel prices is always up and up more! It does Not matter if you have to heat your house with it either, higher natural gas prices coming. An article on here said that less natural gas is being produced because there is NO profit to keep drilling and producing natural gas.
Less CNG Supply, Higher NatGas prices coming!
Big Oil and Big Gas exports fuel and natural gas to other countries that will pay more for it, much more than here. That Canadian pipeline will export that refined crude oil (fuel) and natural gas by way of the refineries on the Gulf Coast. There will be NO price reduction or cheaper prices for fuel or natural gas IN the US, so it does NOT matter how much crude oil or natural gas is produced.
Honda has the Civic GX. Get a refill kit for the home natural gas pipeline and fill it up at home. If you are traveling, know where your natural gas refill stations are and plan according. There are many online sites that have CNG refill stations located across the US for people that have to refill their CNG vehicles. Plan your trip with those stations on the route.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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TBONE3
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 1:44:41 AM

Would be nice to have CNG from what I ear and read BUT I'm not sure the average customer is ready to handle such an explosive product.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 1:33:08 AM

Apparently the author of this article does not know that GM and Ford are also building bifuel gasoline/CNG 3/4 ton extended cab pickups. Typical example of a reporter actually not knowing the subject area about which they are writing.

It would be nice if these bifuel ¾ ton pickups sell well enough to convince Chrysler, GM and Ford to expand the bifuel concept to their crew cab offerings in addition to the extended cab coming out this model year. A ¾ ton bifuel 4x4 crew cab pickup with a 6.5 foot bed would be of great interest to us. The 650 mile range is a big plus as well. It would also be a great plus if the CNG fuel tank was mounted under the bed on the opposite side of the gasoline fuel tank freeing up the bed space now used in the current production models by the CNG fuel tank. The exhaust pipes and muffler can easily be rerouted in the space remaining.

If you are interested in seeing if any CNG stations are near you, check out the website below and click on the fuel pump icon to see a national map of where there are public CNG fueling stations currently.

www.cngnow.com
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:59:32 AM

Oh spare me! This is like spitting in the wind! CNG vehicles... please! Does anyone have any idea how difficult it is to fuel one of these vehicles... It will take special pumps, and a higher level of handling... don't think the American public is smart enough for this.
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mrselfdestruct
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:22:26 AM

Alternatives are good, too bad they all lead back to the same masters
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:20:48 AM

Oh Boy! What next???
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:05:36 AM

Stand by for the tax collector. I suspect some of the magic of CNG will quickly disappear when the gummint gets more involved.
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Mowerman08
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:04:53 AM

Still have to get Detroit on board!
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:03:44 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:03:14 AM

I can see CNG for fleets now where they can fuel them at a central location, freeing up other fuels for family vehicles for now.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:02:14 AM

lol
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 12:00:19 AM

As long as they keep frackin
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dollarwatcher
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:56:21 PM

At home gas pumping? Better check with your insurence co.
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69Bonne
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:55:35 PM

Work out the safety issues and then it should grow.
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melvindale
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:54:25 PM

Wow! 3 out of 5 articles are all on natural gas. Could have been named topic of the day.

This one discusses the trend toward natural gas vehicles being finished at the factory rather than going to an upfitter to add the system the manufacturer did not bother engineering.

This suggests that numbers are expected to climb. Either that, or the price of parts for the system have gotten really low, so the manufacturer makes significant money doing it themselves.

Other articles are about fill it at home natural gas pump for homes. Not new. What is new is only $500. That makes it cost effective.

The third suggests the natural gas glut we are in will lead to exports which will lead to higher prices.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:50:11 PM

Getting too technical for the average American public
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:49:43 PM

They ought to be real selective in who they allow to drive those big auto's. They can be lethal weapons.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:49:42 PM

NG is the next step...
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:49:03 PM

Not sure about the safety of this one.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:44:37 PM

hope it becomes a viable alternative
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:39:54 PM

Behest. Yes, this is a really fancy word. Don't really think they behested anyone except the customers they rip off daily.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:39:09 PM

great
gm will stink at this also
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Build the infrstructure.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:37:13 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:36:54 PM

dhan quick!!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:31:03 PM

NOT IF THEY BAN FRACKING!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:27:48 PM

Yahooo!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:25:27 PM


Consider the recent explosion in Indianapolis, most likely caused by a natural gas leak.
I’m not having any of that stuff around my house!!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:18:43 PM

Okay
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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:17:51 PM

There have been CNG powered trucks for years, just not made for the masses.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:16:26 PM

We'll see
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:14:46 PM

Something else I can't afford...
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I will watch from the sidelines!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:11:25 PM

That's right, @knot2swift. And it's walking in the White House.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:11:00 PM

Bring it on
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:10:55 PM

we need to use more cng
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:10:24 PM

What horizon and who does it belong to?
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not 4 me
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:05:11 PM

I've had CNG all night.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:03:39 PM

I hope CNG takes off and remains affordable. Is that possible?

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 11:01:13 PM

okay
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:59:20 PM

Well!
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:53:13 PM

ok
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knot2swift
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:53:04 PM

Well...It's coming.

But really, you all should have asked for it 10 years ago. Demanded it 5
years ago.

The US is so slow that there is a reason the rest of us in the world feels the 21st. century belongs to China.

Take a back seat as China right now is looking to buy out Natural Gas Plays from us in Canada.

Money talks...Bull$hit walks.

[Edited by: knot2swift at 11/26/2012 10:55:31 PM EST]
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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 10:49:11 PM

Go, more vehicle choice and fuel competition
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