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  • Oil billionaire Pickens and NGVs & UTs Low Pressure

    This was on CNN.com

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science...lan/index.html

    Push crtl + f and put in "natural gas" to find the references...there are several.

    In other news...

    UT is low on pressure...as if we didn't notice:

    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=3710794

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    Re: Oil billionaire Pickens and NGVs & UTs Low Pressure

    Yep, just saw commercial today 7/8/08 on cable TV where T Boone Pickens was touting wind power, along with domestic natural gas, as solution to oil imports that were 20% in 1970, then 42% in 1990 and now over 70%. T Boone said in commercial that he would offer more information later on the solution . . . my guess is nationwide rollout of natural gas, and have USA carmakers sell cng cars. I hope this really happens, but we still MUST keep Clean Energy from overcharging cng customers.

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      Re: Oil billionaire Pickens and NGVs & UTs Low Pressure

      http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv...080708?sp=true

      Right there in paragraph one!
      Robert '07 GX

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        Re: Oil billionaire Pickens and NGVs & UTs Low Pressure

        Let's see. Really cheap fuel. Cars flooding into the state. Not much of a surprise. They can't even keep the pressure up at some stations in So Cal. A home pump is really the way to go for day to day CNG.
        02 GX
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          Re: Oil billionaire Pickens and NGVs & UTs Low Pressure

          Originally posted by freedml View Post
          A home pump is really the way to go for day to day CNG.
          freedml, what you don't understand is that in Utah, the price of CNG at the pump is cheaper than the price at your home. It is about 30 cents per gallon cheaper, because Questar passes part of the 50 cent/gal tax credit onto the user. Their price is set by the PSC.

          Now, I don't want to get off topic, Boone Pickens was also on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric last night talking about his "Pickens Plan".
          Last edited by Highmarker; 07-09-2008, 08:40 AM.
          Jared.
          Mountain Green, Utah
          2003 CNG Cavalier
          2003 CNG Silverado 2500HD

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            Re: Oil billionaire Pickens and NGVs & UTs Low Pressure

            What YOU don't understand is that 500psi CNG at $.85 is a LOT more expensive than 3600 psi CNG at any price because it means you can't drive the car
            (if it's dedicated, or you end up using gasoline if it's bifuel).

            This problem is likely to get worse in Utah.

            I use my home pump as much as possible now because it's a lot less expensive. When the prices were closer, I still used it a lot, but I would fill at public stations whenever it was CONVENIENT.
            Last edited by freedml; 07-09-2008, 02:01 PM.
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