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Oklahoma, 20 other states seek bids for CNG vehicles

Oklahoman -- Oklahoma and 20 other states sent proposals Tuesday to 19 auto manufacturers seeking bids to produce “affordable and functional” compressed natural gas vehicles for use in state automobile fleets.

The requests were sent a week after Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper met with the Big Three automaker executives in Detroit. Fallin, who with Hickenlooper pitched the idea last fall, said she was encouraged by the reception they received at all three, but none has a general-purpose CNG model in production.

The request for proposals seeks bids on CNG-powered compact and midsize cars, four-wheel-drive pickups and cargo vans. “Through the RFP process, we hope to solicit bids on the production of affordable and functional CNG-fueled vehicles for use in state automobile


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Submitted Jul 25, 2012 By: EZExit
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 10:32:11 PM


A nice article EZExit! Thanks for posting!
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:57:12 AM

Natural gas rolls on.

GTH
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 1:28:48 AM

That will help.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 12:03:01 AM

Interesting....
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:09:21 PM

Won't hold my breath.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:04:01 PM

Back to that, maybe it will go through this time
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:59:46 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:59:14 PM

sure would be nice if obama would order the feds to buy cng cars

see www.drbill.us
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:55:55 PM

good
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:53:41 PM

Interesting.
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TFowler513
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:52:06 PM

CNG is a good start but not the complete answer.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:48:34 PM

CNG sounds like a great idea to me...
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:46:27 PM


Mary Fallin is a bulldog! Very aggressive in seeking new industries! Why, I am sure our Unemployment rate is about 5%. Love her although she is a Republican!
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Finally
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:38:30 PM

See what the automakers do now!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:36:56 PM

just lower gas prices to where they should be and quit gouging us..
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:34:51 PM

Good to look for alternatives...
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:32:11 PM

Home heating NG will most certainly rise this winter.

[Edited by: Vette1967 at 7/25/2012 11:32:48 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:28:13 PM

I love articles like these. Love to see that states are actually trying to save money instead of wasting it. Nice post.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:27:53 PM

While there are two stations with CNG available in Nevada I doubt that it will take off anytime soon as only a few fleets are using it.
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And there still aren't any CNG stations for the public to use!
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we'll see if the greenies allow this
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:22:01 PM

Whatever.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:21:24 PM

If all 20 succeed, maybe many more States and the Feds will join them. This would reduce the demand for gasoline a bunch as well as a demand for crude oil. This would put us on the road to energy independence in the USA.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:19:57 PM

I think this is a great idea. The more we can use CNG-powered vehicles, then the less dependent we will be on OPEC's oil.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:19:01 PM

we need to use more cng
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:17:39 PM

Good.....
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:16:43 PM

I would love to see these vehicles everywhere.

I would love it more to see CNG conversions available for all vehicles like they were back in the '80's.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:14:06 PM

all righty then
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:13:59 PM

I think this is a mistake as it will cause natural gas prices to rise. Rising natural gas prices will cause electricity prices to raise (at least in the western states).
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:13:21 PM

What happens when the price of CNG soars in a year or two?
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:10:30 PM

They will get their fleet and likely natural gas prices will rise!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:09:44 PM

Are you nuts? The car makers already have them. They just ddon't sell them here. The only one here is Honda Civic GX, I think. There are some issues with actually finding a place to fill up.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:07:58 PM

afoordable at what price...$20K, $25K, $30k AND who is going to subsidize it....AGAIN
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:01:35 PM

not for me
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 10:00:00 PM

Good, I hope it works ... but how much would it costs taxpayer for the contract and for how many vehicles would that be??? Is it worth it??? For example if it's going to cost $70K per CNG-auto then scrap the deal. Would you want to pay 7 Million contract for 100 cars ...??? Just buy a $13-$15K Ford car ...
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:59:12 PM

Like
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Only 19...
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Great
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:57:52 PM

Good.
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Good for Oklahoma. OK!
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we'll see
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:44:23 PM

Go for it! Every alternative fuel vehicle means less oil to buy from OPEC
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:43:26 PM

I agree with ericbcire. We have to build the infrastructure, but the automakers have to get a vehicle on the market very soon.
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Good for us.
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The infrastructure is not there yet for CNG vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:37:01 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:35:41 PM

Need more CNG vehicles
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 9:32:00 PM

Sounds risky.
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We are still going to need the infrastructure to make it happen!
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