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  • OhMyGas
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    arrived at about 5:30pm and all were gone, but a Supershuttle and a Taxi in line to fill up.
    In any case I do not think there is any other station having it's own HOV off and on ramp :-). In both directions!
    This will be my prefered station.
    Last edited by OhMyGas; 04-02-2008, 09:42 PM.

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  • Jennifer
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    Thanks to everyone who turned out yesterday. It was fun to meet you all! I posted a few pictures in the Gallery. Hopefully this link will take you there...

    http://www.cngchat.com/photopost/sho...500&ppuser=306

    I ended up extending the promotion an extra hour to give everyone who waited so patiently in line a chance to fuel. Thanks again for your business, we appreciate you!

    Jennifer

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  • Timon
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    Met Jennifer this morning when I got there at 7. The Taxies starting to get there around 7:30. I must say she is very easy to talk to and has good feel from what's going on.

    Pricing down in Souther Ca will be higher than Northern Ca. That could change somewhat as they see how this station does. Everyone that can please use this station and give them all the support and business we can muster. Remember we want them to kick CE's "gluteus maximus" in that area so they can both expand and maybe give us even better prices.

    If this station does well expect to see some upgrades. Who knows, if we're lucky we might even see a canopy so we don't have to fill up in the rain

    FYI, This station is the only one that they operate which uses a Gilbarco dispenser and that's because it's what was there. I think she said that their other stations use a Tulsa Gas dispenser.

    They have somewhat fixed the authorization, it now only authorizes $1 instead of $99. That I can live with.

    Did she change the ending time? I thought it was going to end at 4PM.

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  • cngprices
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    For those who didn't make it, you missed a great opportunity for cheap CNG and a chance to meet several other forum members. Thanks to Jennifer for the free donuts, too! Cheap CNG until 4 tonight!

    When I got there it wasn't all that busy, but after about 10 minutes a taxi came through. When he found out about the $1.50 gas, he put it out on dispatch ... by the time I left almost an hour later (after chatting with Jennifer, JetBoatJohnny and CNGSteve) there had been a line of 5-8 taxis for about 45 minutes.

    Good work on the station. It managed to keep up pretty well with the lines of taxis coming through.

    And I've updated the CNGPrices.com icon with the exact coordinates of the pump (thanks Timon), which is just off Gene Autry Way.

    Cheers,
    Todd
    Last edited by cngprices; 04-01-2008, 03:28 PM.

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  • jetboatjohnny
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    I just left the Anaheim station, got almost 4 gge for less than 6 bucks!
    It was great to meet Jennifer, Todd (CNGPRICES) and Steve (CNGSTEVE).
    There was also a family visiting from Vacaville in a GX.
    J
    Last edited by jetboatjohnny; 04-01-2008, 01:25 PM.

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  • Timon
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    Leave it to Jetboadjohnny to press the envelope

    Jennifer, I assume that's only state and federal highway taxes but no sales tax.

    You know someone was going to ask so I will. Why the difference in pricing between Northern and Southern California? Is there that much of a difference in Natural Gas pricing?

    As far as CE not showing up as pending, I think it has to do with how the transaction is converted from an approval to a charge. If the sequence is wrong then the approval does not get converted and has to expire which is why it stays around for several days. The transaction I did on Friday is set to expire on 4/1. The transaction from today won't expire until 4/4.

    About Timon, think Disney.

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  • jetboatjohnny
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    Curtis gave out free fuel at his grand opening, and 20$ vouchers!

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  • Jennifer
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    I went unplugged for a few days - sorry to not reply sooner to the issues that have been raised...

    The $99 is just an authorization, but I agree that its way too high. It must be a default in the dispenser. I'll talk to the software company to get them to change that setting. Hopefully that'll be taken care of today.

    The price on the website that you saw is for our Northern California stations. (This is our first southern CA public station.) I hadn't separated the pricing into north and south since this station is only unofficially open. Sorry, I know that was confusing for you. It's fixed now. BTW, the posted prices do include tax.

    As far as an "event" goes, there won't be a ribbon cutting or anything like that tomorrow. We are talking about doing a CNG-related outreach event at an Angels game since the station is just across the street. Stay tuned for more on that.

    I hope that answers most questions, thanks for helping us flush out these issues before the big day tomorrow. I'll be there most of the day, I'll look forward to meeting you!

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  • Timon
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    Good news: It looks like the $99 charge was an authorization since the real charge was posted last night.

    Not so good: There is still a $99 pending charge. Also, isn't a $99 authorization a bit high since most fill ups are less that $20? It's not a big deal but it would be nice if Trillium could work on this.

    Now the only question is "Why is the web site and pump price different?". It looks like the pump price is the web price + sales tax but as we all know there is no sales tax on CNG in California. At $2.269 I'll give all my business to Trillium that I can even though it's a little out of the way.


    Can anyone that filled up yesterday (3/28) check if they have a pending $99 charge on their creditcard/debitcard via your online banking?

    My wife found one this morning and was really ticked off I'm holding judgement since it's pending transaction which could be nothing more than a authorization and will change to the correct amount.

    It's not a big deal but if it's just an authorization but it should be converted to the correct charge once you close the pump.
    Last edited by Timon; 03-31-2008, 09:00 AM. Reason: Problem solved or at least understood.

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  • skierrob
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    I filled up at the Anaheim station on Gene Autrey Way tonight ... was $2.42 per gallon.

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  • scott
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    I just heard the tail end of an interview on the radio that said a cng station was (I believe opening) at or near the San Fernando City hall. As it was a Los Angeles city counsel person being interviewed it is in the valley. They quoted $1.99 per gge as the price. Does anybody know where this is and if it is open to the public? I heard it on KFWB 980.

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  • Timon
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    I'll be long gone by then. I figure I'll be there around 7 AM although I may stick around for an half an hour or so.

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  • jetboatjohnny
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    I'll be at the station around 9am on April 1st if anyone wants to meet up.

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  • Timon
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    The station is up and running as I filled up there this morning. It looks like I got a complete 3,600 psi fill.

    I think the price was $2.429, I'm not sure since I left the receipt in the car, not the $2.269 listed on the web site

    Jennifer, can I get an adjustment

    I'll get receipt at lunch and edit this post if it's different.

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  • cngmike
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    Jennifer, can I get a tour of the equipment? Who will be doing the maintenance?
    Last edited by cngmike; 03-27-2008, 09:20 PM. Reason: to many errors

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