Readers' forum: Compressed natural gas


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  • LDS Tree-Hugger Farmington, UT
    Jan. 14, 2012 11:54 p.m.

    They have carbuerators called Tri-Fuel systems.
    They are frequently installed on power generators.

    Gasoline, Propane and Natural Gas.

    The technology is there - has been for many many years.
    Cheap and reliable.

    SOME businesses just don't want you to know it, or have access to it - that's all.

  • Alfred L.A., California
    Jan. 14, 2012 9:33 p.m.


    I agree. Would like to add to my second vehicle a dual usage (gas and CNG) capacity. You drive on either CNG or gas. You can use CNG until tank is empty then switch to gas. I would never go with CNG alone.

    Cost to add CNG, I hear, is about $2,000.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2012 2:24 p.m.

    I would LOVE to have the option of converting my car to CNG, particularly if it could be a dual use (gas and CNG) format.

    I've heard of some vehicles with that capability but haven't been able to find anyplace that can do the conversion.

    In fact, I understand that because of very stringent (many would say unnecessarily stringent) regulations, there are now fewer places that do that kind of work than there were 5 years ago.

    Considering the many advantages of using CNG, it seem utterly idiotic that the government isn't doing more to encourage rather than discourage its use.

  • Thinkin\' Man Rexburg, ID
    Jan. 13, 2012 6:50 p.m.

    Could be worse -- you could have an electric car with a range under 100 miles and recharge time of several hours.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 6:14 p.m.

    As long as gasoline is as cheap as it is, the alternatives will not take hold well.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 13, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    Keep talking about this. We need more dialogue on alternative fuels.