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CHEAPERDREAMS
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 12:25:38 PM

If natural gas refuelling stations were available across the US, would you get rid of your gas burner and get a natural gas hybrid, or a natural gas powered vehicle?
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 12:29:16 PM

Yes
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 11:56:11 AM

No
lhplibrarian
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 11:46:49 AM

It would be a possibility!
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2015 5:38:49 AM

No
46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 2:28:04 PM

no
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 12:22:36 PM

No
rparsonssr
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:24:07 AM

No
DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 7:04:49 AM

n
mawtaow
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 6:49:05 AM

no
nickless
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 4:50:27 AM

Yes
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:00:17 PM

No
k7lvo
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:26:13 PM

A friend of mine has been involved in extensive research of CNG powered vehicles. They appear to be practical for daily-drivers, especially commercial/delivery vehicles. I'm all for them being used in those applications, which will lower the demand on gasoline and diesel for the rest of us. :-)
gvan
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:46:05 AM

Not interested in a CNG vehicle. A CNG car costs about $7,000 more and a CNG pick-up costs about 10,000 more than a conventional gas model.
tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 7:32:47 AM

maybe
Seekingone
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 7:32:05 AM

no
Ratso
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 6:34:29 AM

Sure ...why not ?
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 4:59:07 AM

No
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 11:36:48 AM

No
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 5:29:20 AM

No
cujo1977
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 5:16:10 AM

N
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 4:53:23 AM

No, not right now as their is definitely not enough infrastructure to support them.
herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 1:13:04 AM

By hybrid I presume you mean dual fuel and not natural gas with electric?
No. We did that in the 80s. The tanks for Natural Gas are too small and the promised stations never happenned. There's still no NEW stations since then.
PLUS there was the usual whining about road tax so they added it on, and the usual OINKING GRUNTING PIGNESS inherent to the oil industry they increased the price 50c to collect that extra 10c.
mawtaow
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 3:40:48 PM

no
46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 11:04:15 AM

No.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 10:15:36 AM

Probably not.
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 5:56:33 PM

No I wouldn't.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 5:50:13 PM

Depends on the price.
hjl17
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 8:20:36 AM

No
mandydonnaprinc
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 5:39:06 AM

no
Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 10:41:58 PM

I buy that over
* an ethanol powered car
* electric car
* hybride car
* self driving car or a
* government motors car
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 9:58:01 PM

doubtful
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 3:00:36 PM

Don't know.
bhWY
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 2:53:59 PM

yes
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 2:45:04 PM

No, where are the filling station for natraul gas? Just another ploy...
inventorymaster
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:31:55 AM

no
hjl17
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:36:44 AM

No
sheba24
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:17:31 AM

No
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:18:59 AM

Not with gas so cheap these days
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 5:47:51 AM

No
estroh
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:03:32 AM

Absolutely
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 5:22:04 AM

No
dfp609
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 5:25:38 AM

I would if the prices were competitive and if there were filling stations available.
BCNU
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 3:20:12 AM

yes
Gohlke
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 6:53:58 PM

I would if there were the stations
inventorymaster
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 8:31:57 AM

no
Seekingone
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 6:41:38 AM

no
mohrorless
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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2014 6:36:57 AM

not sure
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 10:44:23 PM

I'm a fuel-agnostic capitalist. Show me the cost benefit.
estroh
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 8:22:13 PM

absolutely
Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 2:12:04 PM

NO
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 1:31:01 PM

I have had a gasoline-powered hybrid and would still be driving it had somebody not totaled it. Couldn't get a hybrid to replace it as all the hybrids were snapped up before I had to buy a new vehicle and I wanted a Ford Escape. So, I got a conventional Escape.

As to CNG, I'd consider it if we got to the 11,600 refusing locations that they have calculated would be required to make a new fuel feasible.

CNG can be converted to drop-in liquid transpiration fuels. Malaysia and South Africa do it today as they have plenty of natural gas and no crude oil. The major developer of gas-to-liquids is Sasol Limited. I had a 34% profit (not counting their significant dividends) on an investment of slightly more than a year.
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