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  • #16
    Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

    The “America’s Natural Gas Highway” LNG stations in Albuquerque and in Winslow, Ariz. will provide CNG (via LCNG equipment for which all ANGH stations are designed) for 58 additional trucks being deployed by Seaboard Transport.

    http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/fuels/...-ng-advantage/
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      • #18
        Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

        Originally posted by 300mileclub View Post
        The “America’s Natural Gas Highway” LNG stations in Albuquerque NM and in Winslow AZ will provide CNG (via LCNG equipment for which all ANGH stations are designed) for 58 additional trucks being deployed by Seaboard Transport.

        http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/fuels/...-ng-advantage/
        Recent trip to California let me fill at both of these locations . . . they are TERRIFIC for the LCNG fill of CNG. Fuel is very cold and expands as it warms up so I got RECORD cumulative miles on those tanks.

        At one stop, observed a Seaboard Transport big rig 18 wheeler filling up and it was Kenworth with 5 or 6 large Type IV carbon fiber tanks in enclosure behind the cab for CNG. Driver said he loved the truck and thought power was nearly equivalent of prior diesels that he drove.

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        • #19
          Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

          What range does your 2002 bi- fuel Chevy pickup have on CNG? Were you driving the 75 mph speed limit? Thanks for confirming that LCNG is available at the Albuquerque Flying J. The other two CNG stations in ABQ work reliably but are relics from the past with tight access compared to any modern truck stop.
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          • #20
            Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

            The Loves at 1055 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ will open a new 206 mile route from Las Vegas to I-40 via Kingman. Hiring of store manager and staff is presently underway. A phone number is not available yet. By not having to detour south to Blythe and Phoenix, a San Francisco to East Coast trip will be shortened by 300 miles.

            http://www.loves.com/AboutUs/MediaCe...workonI40.aspx
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            • #21
              Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

              Loves Williams AZ CNG station should be open in January according to contractor. Great recon (using gasoline) from our Border-to-Border driver Evelyn! For anyone north of Bakersfield CA, Williams will shorten the Eastbound trip by eliminating having to use Blythe and Phoenix to reach I-40 .
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              • #22
                Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

                Las Vegas was reached via Hwy 93 from Phoenix with 1 Bar left, 6 gge fill 269 miles according to a new comment on cngprices Henderson NV Sinclair CNG station. There is a 7425ft total elevation gain (includes intermediate hills from veloroutes.org) for this route the way it was driven westbound, and 6475ft total gain if driven eastbound. Highest elevation on this route is 4200 ft.

                Until Loves in Williams AZ opens, trying to drive from Las Vegas to Winslow would be another matter altogether. At 297mi, it is almost 30 miles further (that would use up that last fuel gage bar!) And, although the Westbound 6450ft total gain matches the drive from Las Vegas to Phoenix, the Eastbound total gain for Las Vegas to Winslow is 9675ft. With a max elevation for this route of 7300fthttp://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=123363


                http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=123364


                http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=123365


                http://veloroutes.org/bikemaps/?route=123366
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                • #23
                  Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

                  There are now Coast-to-Coast routes on both I-20 and I-40 that have been driven in sections this year in the Honda Civics. This is a result of new CNG stations in Winslow AZ, Albuquerque NM, Amarillo TX, and Monroe, LA. Loves in Williams AZ will open in January, shortening the I_40 route by 155 miles.

                  There are some stretches West of Amarillo TX that high fuel economy measures need to be practiced, such as max speed 55mph, hold rpms under 2500 for upgrades (40mph like trucks), full tire pressure, avoid strong headwinds (try night time), avoid times when snow chains are required, and fill the tank a second time after waiting 3 hours at the start of the run (only adds ~ 1/2 gge.) For planning purposes, these road condition web sites have camera views to show snow conditions and slow traffic:

                  http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov

                  http://nmroads.com

                  http://www.az511.gov/adot/files/traffic/
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                  • #24
                    Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

                    I moved some off-topic posts regarding methane content & BTU values here:
                    http://www.cngchat.com/forum/showthr...amp-BTU-values

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                    • #25
                      Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

                      Love's in Williams won't be open for another month in Williams AZ according to a call this morning to the Chevron station across the street. But here's a 2015 roadmap for crossing the country this summer:

                      http://www.csnews.com/product-catego...k-keep-growing
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                      • #26
                        Williams AZ Love's opens a 206mi route from Las Vegas via Kingman to I-40 for CNG!

                        Love's is set to open Thu 9 April 2015 at 1055 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held the day before the travel stop opens on Apr 8.

                        Manager Mike Breclaw says, "It's almost there, and I know it's coming up on tourism season. . .this is my first time opening a new store though so I'm excited - everything is brand new!" The travel stop sits on about 14 acres of land and is about 12,000 square feet, including the convenience store, Carl's Jr. and Subway restaurants.

                        http://williamsnews.com/main.asp?Sec...rticleID=14908


                        Interstate 40 is the former Route 66 and has long catered to both commerce and tourism. Here is a sampler of sights along the way or more ideas of things to see, try:

                        http://www.ps3youtube.com/v/californ...eo-L4PgVvAaiAg

                        http://www.historic66.com/description/


                        Road (weather) conditions for the second week in April can be found before setting out:

                        http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov

                        http://nmroads.com

                        http://www.az511.gov/adot/files/traffic/
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                        • #27
                          Re: Williams AZ Love's opens a 206mi route from Las Vegas via Kingman to I-40 for CNG

                          Love's Corporate has put off the I-40 Williams AZ Travel Stop ribbon cutting until May when the CNG will be ready. Other fuels and the convenience store should be ready the second week of April, though. Update came from the regional manager today.
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                          • #28
                            Re: Williams AZ Love's opens a 206mi route from Las Vegas via Kingman to I-40 for CNG

                            Love's Corporate confirmed, by phone April 1, that the Williams AZ Travel Stop will open April 9th. A ribbon cutting is set for Cinco de Mayo, May 5 2015.
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                            • #29
                              Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

                              Bill, 300mileclub, has done great work outlining what it is going to take to cross the US on I-40, for those of you who may use that route. We are excited about the Grand Opening of the Love's station in William's AZ and the "Green Across America - Border-to-border" driving team of Eloo (Evelyn Corbitt) and myself are planning to attend this event on May 5th, 2015.

                              I invite any of you NGV owners (that can make it) to join the "CNGChat.com Cruize-In" at 4 pm on May 5th at the Love's Travel Stop CNG station ribbon cutting ceremony, in Williams, AZ.

                              Post questions to this thread about driving routes, refueling, road conditions (like the road work in Kingman, AZ that creates 1 lane each direction (bit of a fuel robber) Mark McCovnille, of the famous Route 66 CNG Road Trip in the converted 1966 GTO will be there to provide fuel, as the station won't be connected to the gas supply just yet. Don't you hate bureaucratic delays? As will Evelyn and Curtis, along with the Green Across America Honda Civic.

                              We are having a Cruise-In meeting at the South Rims Beer & Wine Garage for lunch at 1 pm, prior to the ribbon cutting (we're buying.) Part of the meeting will be to acknowledge the folks that made the "Green Across America - Border-to-border" trip possible. The centerpiece of the restaurant is a 1967 GTO, sort of a hat's off Mark McConville. See info below.

                              For those who want to try and car pool to the event, post inquiries in the related thread in the Community Buzz forum:
                              http://www.cngchat.com/forum/showthread.php?12789-Cruise-In-Williams-AZ-May-5th-2015-4-pm


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                              LOVE'S TRAVEL STOP - Williams, AZ


                              6035 E MINVERVA LN
                              KINGMAN, AZ 86401
                              9286814405
                              Last edited by Curtis; 05-03-2015, 04:03 PM.
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                              • #30
                                Re: Crossing the Southwest on Interstate 40 with public CNG fueling

                                Highway speeds of 60-65 with a 2008 GX for ~300mi distances in a 2008 GX left 3-5 bars remaining on fuel gage before fill-up.

                                ABQ > Winslow 60mph 272mi 5.1gge 53 mpg Westbound 4 bars left
                                Winslow > ABQ 65mph 292mi 5.9gge 49.5mpg Eastbound 5 bars left
                                ABQ > Amarillo 60mph 294mi 5.1gge 57.6mpg Eastbound -
                                Amarillo > ABQ 65mph 315mi 6.4gge 49.2mpg Westbound 3 bars left

                                67F; no A/C; 42psi tires; 1 person with 100lb luggage; posted speed 75mph; 2008GX

                                I had a chance to drive from Blythe CA to Austin TX the first week of May and wanted to test that a reasonable speed of 65mph was acceptable for the long stretches of Interstate-40. I agree with the previous posts that my first runs at "50mph were a hazard to myself and everyone else on the road" in Aug 2014. I was still not willing to test the other comment that "newer versions of the Civic (2012) will be fine at 65-70mph with AC on."

                                Loves and Trillium in Amarillo are reliable CNG sources with any kind of card. I've never been able to get any debit/credit card to work at the Flying J/Pilot LCNG station in ABQ - it's necessary to hunt down the old CNG dispenser at Sunport. The Winslow Flying J/Pilot LCNG station took a VISA card outbound but almost didn't take any debit or credit card on my return. I literally had both credit and debit cards declined on the first truck dispenser and the debit card declined on the second dispenser just prior to the credit card being authorized. The only sure way to get fuel presently is to continue to use Phoenix to Deming (if working) to Albuquerque (ABQ.) I will look into getting a Pilot corporate card at a station that won't strand me while I'm verifying that the card works.
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