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    hi i recently bought a dodge van that runs on natural gas on ebay
    there are 6 stations listed as public access in the boston metro area owned by a company called avsg. i drove by one of thier stations but the pump appears only to accepted thier own card.
    does anyone know if a regular credit card can be used in that pump or how i get thier card. i called avsg but have had no answer.
    the truck arrived full and looks and runs great but i dont want to use it untill i have a source of fuel.
    Also, are there any private owners doing thier own maintenence in the Boston metro area?

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    Re: gng in boston

    The AVSG pumps do accept regular credit cards. The stations I frequent are Lexington (128 Service Plaza), Everett (near Sullivan Station/Everett Power Plant), Logan Airport (north service road near T station), and Stoneham (opposite Stone Zoo). You need to reinsert your credit card after filling in order to get a receipt. No problems with the system which I've been using regularly for six weeks.

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    • #3
      Re: gng in boston

      Originally posted by hackney View Post
      Stoneham (opposite Stone Zoo). You need to reinsert your credit card after filling in order to get a receipt. No problems with the system which I've been using regularly for six weeks.
      I actually was looking into the new honda Civic GX NGV...and was surprised to know that there is a filling station in stoneham. I am new to the forum, is there a good site where i can find comparable gas/NG mileage efficiencies?

      Joe,

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      • #4
        Re: gng in boston

        Originally posted by Jinca View Post
        I actually was looking into the new honda Civic GX NGV...and was surprised to know that there is a filling station in stoneham. I am new to the forum, is there a good site where i can find comparable gas/NG mileage efficiencies?

        Joe,
        Welcome Joe:

        The EPA numbers seems to be holding for our members.
        City 27-29 Hyway 37-41

        These are the actual GGEs.

        As far as efficiency the Honda website has the horsepower and torque differences between an LX and a GX.

        GX hp 109-111
        LX hp 124 I think...

        please check out one of our members great websites
        cngprices.com for CNG station location and cost.

        Don't forget to use the search function of cngchat.com.
        CH

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        • #5
          Re: gng in boston

          I live in Medford so the Stoneham AVSG station would be most convenient. However, beware that it is on 164 Pond st across from the zoo but also where the MDC has vehicles and buildings. They have been putting a pole barrier with a lock across the road after approximately 6:00 pm on weekdays and is rarely unlocked on weekends now. I wonder if AVSG is happy with the MDC locking potential customers out.
          The AVSG station in Lexington at the rest area is always accesible. The Everett station frequently has the chain link gate closed and locked on weekends. There is an AVSG station in Walpole at Rt 1/27 exit that is alwaus accesible. As well as Logan and T.F Green airport in Providence, in case you need them. All take regular credit cards.

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          • #6
            Re: cng in boston

            Stinky is the word for CNG in Boston. I drove out to the Peoples Republic of Mass last weekend and found two of those ASVG stations in a row that were not functional. Fortunately I have a Bi fuel, but that was quite frustrating none the less. (the "off" stations were in Worcester and one with a "middle....something in it name)

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            • #7
              Re: cng in boston

              Mattamhop, We are sorry you had problems at our stations. MassHiway is a customer of ours. Recently they changed there card service. This created problems between our electronic card verification and there card service. This would freeze up the dispenser. We have resolved the problem . Again, we are sorry for any inconveinence.
              Last edited by AVSG; 11-14-2008, 07:26 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: cng in boston

                Do to the theft of materials from the DCR yard, a gate was installed at the road to our Stoneham station. It is locked from 6pm to 6am. We are told it is temperary.

                Everett is open to the public. The gate has a card reader to get in. VISA and MASTERCARD only. Exit through gate farther down fence. Pull up to gate , it opens automaticaly. There should never be a chain on either gate. If you find it locked, please call us

                All stations accept VISA and MASTERCARD and open to the public

                Please visit our website, AVSGLP.com for station locations and other CNG info
                Last edited by AVSG; 11-14-2008, 07:26 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: cng in boston

                  All,
                  Babak and his company are doing a great job fueling the Northeast. I have used several of thier stations while visiting family in NH, at my home on Cape Cod and the station at TF Green is super convenient and have never had a problem with thier stations.
                  Just remember, the alternative would have been to let Clean Energy get a foothold in New England. We can all imagine how much fun that would be.
                  Your Friendly Nazi Squirrel Administrator

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                  • #10
                    Re: cng in boston

                    cnghal,
                    Where is the/are the pump(s) in NH? I can't find any and travel there often.
                    Matt

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                    • #11
                      Re: cng in boston

                      Matt,
                      Aside from the Honda Dealer in Concord, I don't think there are any. There was talk of a new station at/around the airport in Manchester but I haven't heard or see anything lately.
                      Most of my trips into NH were done fueling in/around Boston, on the way in and on the way out. But I usually drive long range NGVs (300-400 mile range).
                      If you're coming from Albany, you should have no problem making Concord, but I'd call first to make sure.
                      Your Friendly Nazi Squirrel Administrator

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                      • #12
                        Re: cng in boston

                        Hello I have used the one on RT 44 Tautan MA put at 2.49 GAL that is price gouging . I have installed a home fueling station at 60 cents a GAL that is the way to go.
                        If I can help let me know www.CNGVW.com
                        Bob Mann

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                        • #13
                          Re: cng in boston

                          You mean Boston is actually learning about alternate fuel?
                          My wife went to meet at Logan International in June of 2002 with our bi fuel LP pickup. The security guards at the park structure gate ask my wife what the tank in the back of the truck was. She answered it and alternate fuel vehicle and it was and it was a propane tank. The guards looked at each other and ask what an alternate fue vehicle was? My wife explained. They wouldn't let her into the parking structure and made her park next to the guard shack.

                          Oh well

                          Larrycng

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                          • #14
                            Re: cng in boston

                            Try: www.cngprices.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: cng in boston

                              Hello to Boston if I may help those in the North East just email me. My shop is just 30 minutes below Boston.
                              I do CNG Conversions on VW and getting ready to run my systems through a NVFEL up this way for certifying.
                              My site is www.CNGVW.com I just finished a 2001 VW Beetle 1.8L Turbo CNG BI-FUEL car.
                              So if I can help out the CNG Team just email me or give me a call.

                              Hello Thank you for you email I have run it on 100% Hydrgen in a YouTube
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-uhCIpPhws
                              here is the Jetta on Hydrgen


                              Bob Mann
                              781-588-3968

                              here is the trunk

                              the engine set up

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