Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chrysler may re-enter the domestic CNG market with rebadged Fiats.

The Fiat Panda has been a popular CNG vehicle in Europe, and it may be coming to the United States as a Chrysler. Last year Fiat sold 130,000 CNG powered vehicles in Europe, 60,000 of which were Pandas. ADAC (the German equivalent of AAA) deemed the Panda the Most Economical Car in Europe as it was able to go further than any other European car on €30 worth of fuel.
Sources: Detroit News, Autoevolution

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New CNG Station in St. George

A new CNG station has opened in St. George, Utah.
The address is: 334 E Riverside Dr. St. George, UT 84790

The Utah Clean Cities Coalition will be hosting a grand opening in August, but the pump is already up and running. The new station has also been put onto

There are now two CNG stations in St. George and another one just a few miles north at the Hurricane exit.
Leave a comment if you've had a chance to fill up there.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Federal 50¢ per gallon tax credit has expired.

A federal tax credit of 50¢ per gge (gasoline gallon equivalent) of natural gas has expired. Questar has been forced to raise the price of CNG 50¢ per gge to compensate. It's unfortunate, but at least CNG is still half the cost of gasoline. Now the fuel is unsubsidized, so we are paying the actual cost of the fuel, plus road taxes. 
 Read Questar's Remarks Here.
 You can follow a discussion of the rate increase on CNG Chat.