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Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gaining Steam

North Central PA -- As this year’s presidential election has come to close, and the political season passes, now is the time for our elected officials to come together and work collectively towards common sense solutions toward meeting our nation’s growing challenges — job creation and energy security, chief among them.

In Pennsylvania, where enormous amounts of clean-burning American natural gas continue to be safely produced, these homegrown resources are increasingly being leveraged to power of growing transportation needs. Not only do compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles provide significant cost savings for consumers and businesses, but the environmental benefits are undeniable.

Several recent news articles highlight these CNG-related benefits: “Good economic news”; “savings and fewer emissions


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Submitted Nov 08, 2012 By: skb69sa
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 12:06:02 AM

with more manufacturers moving toward CNG, price of CNG will increase, but might still be worth looking into.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 7:48:52 AM

would like to find out more about the CNG mpg-equivalents conversions. Anyone know?
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:10:33 PM

It's about time.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 8:53:39 AM

COOL
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 7:18:35 AM

Alrighty then
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 1:51:15 AM

good luck this time
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slowtrain
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 6:06:25 PM

When they are as convenient as gas powered cars maybe they will be more popular.
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TheRedFez
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 5:42:49 PM

Too many vested interests oppose this...
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Kato51
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 5:32:40 PM

Yea. We have the natural gas to do it.
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suzyq2007
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:51:11 PM

not much chance they will get any thing done
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:40:18 PM

works for me
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tarheelcoastie
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:36:20 PM

Interesting...
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frugalking
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:36:06 PM

Natural gas is going to be a huge source of energy for the USA in the future.
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:30:49 PM

This also requires a huge infrastructure expansion.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:30:09 PM

You are correct about the home filling station, @nightworker998, but it's not a clear cut solution. Natural gas used in residential homes has impurities in it like water vapor that can corrode fuel tanks and fuel lines. The natural gas at commercial filling stations already filter out any impurities.
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NO_SWEAT
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:30:04 PM

Gas-Powered Vehicles Gaining Steam,

sounds like we will be with STEAM powered vehicles soon.
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wang91554
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:28:26 PM

low starting point
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Give me hydrogen power.
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wang91554
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not steam powered
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:26:44 PM

let us hope the future brings many new ways of getting fuel to get around
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:26:29 PM

Plenty of homes already have gas lines, @vernsimpson and you don't hear about daily stories of homes blowing up. If you smell gas, open the windows and call the gas company.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:26:10 PM

You may have a good point, CPGas1815!
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One day at a time
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:24:47 PM

But, gasoline will be King for many years to come.
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Too bad you didn't volunteer for the Romney campaign, @radiorumor. You could have been left holding the bag after all your hard work.
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LuckyD43
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:23:15 PM

This is VERY good news. Natural gas sems to be the energy of the future and considering the overabundance we currently have (if it isn't all shipped overseas that is), it makes perfectly logical sense. Now all they have to do is buld up the infrastructure to support them.

Oh and CPGas1815, that is a very selfish attitude you have there. We should all be deprived of an excellent engery source just because YOU have to pay a few extra dollars a month for your gas heat. Shame on you.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:22:18 PM

bigglz1972 wrote, "Shame we can't run cars on hot air...there's been plenty of that flying around recently! D.C could power most of the US!"

Actually, @Bigglz1972, someone's already invented a car that runs on compressed air. It's range isn't great but any air compressor found in a repair garage can pressurize the air tank and air heats up when it's compressed so there's your hot air.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:21:49 PM

Things would go even faster if we had somewhere to refuel.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:20:13 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:18:40 PM

k
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:18:24 PM

You have any proof to back up that claim, @FOURXFOUR?
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:17:41 PM

@mdotson wrote, "If the upcoming EPA study on "fracking" is bad, look for natural gas supplies to dwindle and oil supplies as well. That will be bad news for our energy independence."

If fracking is as safe as the natural gas industry claims, perhaps insurance companies can offer fracking insurance for the drillers. A small annual premium could protect them from huge penalties if fracking fluid migrates into the water table.
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Good Luck, The 'LOSER'-in-chief is pulling already APPROVED gas leases....
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:14:33 PM

Once again I am dead set on not using natural gas to power vehicles. As my home is heated by natural gas any increase in demand will increase my winter heating costs substantially.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:13:53 PM

It's gonna take a long time to switch all of those oil burning furnaces over to natural gas because converting is not cheap, @DR4URRV. Plus, for years, natural gas prices fluctuated wildly so homeowners had no way of budgeting their heating costs. Here in New York, the dirtier heavy fuel oil is being phased out and regular fuel oil has much less sulpher than it used to just a few years ago.

It would be great if someone made a dual-fuel furnace that could switch between natural gas and oil, depending on fuel prices.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:10:44 PM

Go for it.
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AnObserver
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:09:09 PM

"gainging steam" - pun intended, no doubt
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:07:35 PM

Go natural...
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DR4URRV
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Then why does the east coast still burn Fuel Oil in 75% of the homes.
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This is great news if the man in the White House doesn't start shutting things down again.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:01:47 PM

There is plenty of crude oil as well, and prices are high. What makes anyone think that once we are on CNG that the same will not happen.
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At least it isn't an electric car.....
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 4:00:27 PM

Like the little steam engine that could!!!
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 3:56:44 PM

good
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we'll see
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Everything in life is a gamble.
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As i said before the new Pickens plan............
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 3:48:51 PM

If that is better that's great.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 3:47:38 PM

something to keep an eye on.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 3:47:07 PM

good
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