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Governors Press Detroit To Make Natural Gas Vehicles

Forbes -- The governors of Oklahoma and Colorado, two states with a vested interest in the natural gas industry, were in Detroit Monday, making the case for why U.S. automakers should produce more natural gas vehicles.

Governors Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and John Hickenlooper of Colorado carved out some time between meetings with General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler Group to talk with Forbes about their campaign to promote natural gas vehicles. “If you squint your eyes, and look at the way the world is, and the way it could be,” said Hickenlooper, “if we had 20% of the country’s vehicles running on natural gas, that helps everybody.”

Motorists would save the equivalent of $1.50 to $2 per gallon on fuel, cars would pollute less and America would produce its own energy rather than relying on...


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Submitted Jul 17, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2012 4:59:53 AM

however, as soon as Pig Oil realizes that ppl shift to NG, the price will magically go up... soon it'll reach the same levels as gasoline cost.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2012 4:48:15 AM

it's about time D3 is doing some more alternative fuels.
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 10:32:34 PM


Very good article Mud! Thanks for posting.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 12:19:35 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 6:24:25 AM

COOL
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 5:43:33 AM

ok
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 4:52:24 AM

could be some price shocks
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 4:43:24 AM

We're slow to change.
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RogerB
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2012 12:57:33 AM

Time to do it nationally!
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Colts13
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:44:59 PM

Ok.
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Wolfman_TJack
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:44:13 PM

So it's John Hickenlooper who has the scooper on the pooper. Super duper Hickenlooper!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:41:37 PM

OK.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:39:48 PM

Govt interference yet again.
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streetcars
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:37:52 PM

I wish someone would come up with a economical CNG conversion for our older gas powered rides.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:37:47 PM

Gimme gas or kiss.....
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:37:40 PM

could be interesting ...
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:37:39 PM

Again?
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:37:28 PM

ok
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ok
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Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:33:11 PM

IT IS THE NATURAL WAY TO GO!!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:31:55 PM

Detroit ... ouch ...
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:30:33 PM

All alternatives should be made available.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:29:51 PM

It would be easier to use it on trucks first
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:28:37 PM

cool
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:24:27 PM

Repeat post, but it bears repeating.

There are already many "do it yourself" conversion kits available on the market. Anyone with a little more than a basic understanding of engine and some tools can do the conversion in their own garage.

So why isn't Detroit offering more?
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:24:05 PM

Good luck.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:24:02 PM

great
but no where to fill up
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:22:57 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:22:37 PM

The more demand the higher the price for the natural gas will be. Not a panacea.
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ok
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Wonderful, cause I have plenty to share...
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:20:20 PM

We are an oil producing nation... we just have to act like it!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:20:01 PM

"That's all well and good, but it takes special training to do natural gas and propane when filling the tank."

Could this mean a return to full service?
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:19:05 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:17:31 PM

as long as there is no "ethanol" downside, go fer it..
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:16:54 PM

how about gettin' the gov. out of the car business...
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:16:47 PM

Old...........
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:15:59 PM

OK
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I'll buy one.
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do it!
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:11:28 PM

Good idea.
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LPG is no more dangerous than gasoline and is more economical and cleaner burning.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:09:41 PM

Why not let the market press car makers to make cars?
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:08:05 PM

not my cup of tea, too dangerous stuff NG.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:07:21 PM

We need a supply chain for fill-ups first.
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ok
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:05:05 PM

That's all well and good, but it takes special training to do natural gas and propane when filling the tank.
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:04:42 PM

CNG is a good idea ...
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Ok
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