CNG Compressed Natural Gas

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 20:53
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Someone a few years back came up with a system where you fitted a tank to your car and overnight plugged it into a Natural Gas outlet at your home. Overnight a compressor would compress enough natural gas into a tank to do about 100 km in an average sedan.

The theory was that you simply plugged it in every night. If you needed to do more than 100 km you simply switched back to petrol. Very cheap to run.

Anyone heard what happened to this?
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 21:05

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 21:05
Theory was A1 ,price to install and recoup cost was feasable , workplace health and safety + insurance KILLED the prospect.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 22:04

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 22:04
I don't know about that system Jim but when I lived in NZ CNG was a very common fuel we got from the petrol station. A lot cheaper than LPG but range was pathetic and a large power loss
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 22:12

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 22:12
Plenty of buses and a few government cars are using CNG in SA.
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 23:03

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 23:03
Same in Qld.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 07:58

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 07:58
Government would find itself out of the revenue stream Jimbo as it would not be easy to log CND against any other natural gas outlet. Diesel and petrol have a well developed system as does LPG.

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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 17:09

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 17:09
I thought the home system was still being looked at as an alternative with a seperate meter etc at home.

The adelaide buses run on cng, and a mate of mine is installing setups at the major dairy companies in vic for their truck fleet to run cng. f u c h s used to supply the special oil to the busses in sa to allow cng operation.

I remember the mechanics there hated it as they always had to tweak and tune the gas mixers etc. as opposed to the diesels. slack buggers LOL.

I think cng is a great alternative to use until we come up with better 'renewable' solutions.
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