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Manufacturers working on making natural gas vehicles affordable

News Ok -- The country's transportation industry is dangerously over reliant on crude oil, much of which is imported from overseas, said John Pinkerton, executive chairman at Pennsylvania-based Range Resources.

“Ninety-six percent of our transportation is run off of crude oil. That's bad energy policy,” Pinkerton said at the Shale Gas Insight 2012 conference Friday in Philadelphia. “That's like putting 96 percent of your 401k in one stock. We have to diversify our fuel supply.”

To that effort, the country's natural gas industry and vehicle manufacturers are working to make natural gas-fired cars and trucks a feasible and affordable option for American consumers.


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Submitted Sep 23, 2012 By: skb69sa
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carranco
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 8:15:58 PM

We are ready for 'em.
lesndave
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 4:57:13 PM

hope they can get that done
mackconsult
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 9:58:35 AM

Time will tell
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 8:11:41 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 7:35:11 AM

good
SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 6:36:58 AM

Cost is a major factor
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 5:57:00 AM

On the right track!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 5:53:30 AM

Convert home heating from oil to natural gas. Use the distillate oil products for vehicles.
el_fr
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 5:28:19 AM

Not for me
VomVom
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 4:08:06 AM

I guess iout time!t is ab
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 12:34:53 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:41:32 PM

That would create a big win-win situation.
carlsonguitars
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:41:04 PM

I think I would opt for an electric over a CNG... Just saying... (plus, they stink!!!)
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:39:28 PM

I'll wait for hydrogen power.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:39:26 PM

Again, this is good to drive vehicle prices down, but there needs to be an infrastructure of refueling stations for this to even take off. While a pain to charge an electric car for a couple hours every four hours, you can do it almost anywhere.
boatfloyd
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:36:00 PM

Honda has been working on that for many years.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:35:44 PM

It's about time.
Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:34:52 PM

How many millions of homes have gas stoves, @jrsva?

There's a greater chance of the local utility causing a gas leak while digging up the street than of a gas leak in the garage.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:33:08 PM

They've got the energy source, now finish the job.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:29:30 PM

Get it done.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:29:06 PM

we're waiting......
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:29:01 PM

Good luck on this wishful thought.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:28:13 PM

I would drive one now.
jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:27:57 PM

Please do.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:27:31 PM

must haave quality also.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:25:49 PM

Yea! Do something.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:25:35 PM

geeze, really, how hard could this be???
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:24:30 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:23:01 PM

I remember LP fueled and dual LP/gasoline vehicles in the fifties. Some people drove the "flexfuel" conversions into Mexico to extend the range and keep from buying Mexican gasoline.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:21:01 PM

good one judgemobile i'll take 2 also when my stimulus clears !!!
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:19:52 PM

good
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:19:44 PM

good to hear, we have an abundant amount of nat gas
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:19:17 PM

I drove NG powered trucks in the 70's. Why not now???
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:19:06 PM

This is an improvement
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:18:52 PM

about time
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:18:51 PM

At what price?
regout
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:18:16 PM

Old news.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:17:57 PM

“. . . home fueling technology that would allow consumers to fill up their natural gas tanks in their own garages.”

Wow, I’m looking forward to that. I wonder how many fires and explosions there will be from leaks and loose connections, especially if it is set up in a garage.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:15:16 PM

Time will tell the truth.
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Good.
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Very Cool.
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ok
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:10:38 PM

after my stimulus check clears, I will get two of them.
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Ok
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Ok
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Meh
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:08:03 PM

Get it done.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:08:02 PM

hmmmm
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:05:55 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:05:44 PM

Just for the record, @NemoIL, the CNG powered Honda Civic costs around 10% to 15% more than a regular Civic. It's slightly more expensive than the Civic hybrid.
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2012 11:05:13 PM

cheap would be good.
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