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    I need to bring a 2000 Ford F150 dedicated from Denver to Provo. I am assuming that a factory conversion has what a 150 mile range ?

    My thoughts were I-70 will never work, no stations.

    I-80
    Cheyenne
    Rock Springs
    Evanston

    Looks like a person has too large of a gap between Cheyenne and Rock Springs, and there is nothing in Laramie and Rawlins ?


  • #2
    Re: Wyoming CNG stations

    In 2005 I drove a 2000 F-150 CNG from Denver to LA. I refueled in Cheyenne, drove Interstate 80 at no more than 60mph and arrived in Rock Springs with 1/4 tank left. I arrived at the Questar refueling yard on a Saturday and after waiting for an attendant to no avail, tried a pump, it worked and continued to Park City UT.

    The secret to making the Cheyenne-Rock Spings gap is driving at the most economic speed (55-60 mph).

    Ron

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    • #3
      Re: Wyoming CNG stations

      My atlas says Cheyenne to Rock Springs is abt 260 miles.

      I get close to 15mpg in city/ all-around driving in my 01 Bi-fuel F150/7700. I measured 18 mpg while towing a 3500 lb trailer on flat "rolling" roads in N Arizona last summer @ 75-80 mph.

      A dedicated cng F150 probably is more efficient than my bifueler, due to lower weight (from full large gasoline tank) and higher compression ratio. Another possible variable is gearing- the 7700 model has a different heavy duty transmission and axle, larger wheels, heavier springs, and possibly a different differential gear (3.78:1).

      Bottom line, I would not try to push that distance with my truck: it has only a single 10 gge natgas tank. Your situation might be different. This is a situation where bifuel capability is great- no worries and cheap to drive at any speed when natgas is available.
      Last edited by rtry9a; 05-08-2008, 12:03 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: Wyoming CNG stations

        Did you buy one at the GSA auction on the 16th? If so, what prices did they go for? Thanks

        Brent
        [email protected]

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        • #5
          Re: Wyoming CNG stations

          Originally posted by brlister View Post
          Did you buy one at the GSA auction on the 16th? If so, what prices did they go for? Thanks

          Brent
          [email protected]
          Between $8,700 and $13,000
          http://www.cnginfoguide.com/node/3
          Last edited by Devo; 08-04-2008, 01:07 AM.
          Devin

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          • #6
            Re: Wyoming CNG stations

            Originally posted by seaton View Post
            I need to bring a 2000 Ford F150 dedicated from Denver to Provo. I am assuming that a factory conversion has what a 150 mile range ?

            My thoughts were I-70 will never work, no stations.

            I-80
            Cheyenne
            Rock Springs
            Evanston

            Looks like a person has too large of a gap between Cheyenne and Rock Springs, and there is nothing in Laramie and Rawlins ?

            My dad's dedicated 2000 F-150 has factory 20 GGE tanks, and generally gets 250-300 miles per 3600 psi fill. I understand some 2000 dedicated F-150's have only 18 GGE tanks. Either way, if you drive it nicely at 65 MPH you should get at least 15 MPG, so I'd say you can do at least 250 miles per tank if you get a good fill. If you also have a AAA+ membership, it should cover you in the event you can't make it across a larger gap between fueling stations.

            Adrian
            Adrian

            Navy 2008 Civic GX (wife's)
            Silver 2012 Toyota Prius
            Grey 2012 Civic Natural Gas (mine)

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            • #7
              Re: Wyoming CNG stations

              I am not only concerned about the gap, but would loove to have someone direct me to where I can find out about pump reliability. I have a conference to attend in Denver and would hate to show up in Rock Springs or Cheyenne and find out the pump was down. Anyone?

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              • #8
                Re: Wyoming CNG stations

                cngprices.com will give you the tele # of the stations you are wanting to findout if they are up and working before the trip. I went from Provo to denver by filling in Price ut.

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                • #9
                  Re: Wyoming CNG stations

                  black cat thank you. I forgot about the tele info. Which way do you go out of Price toward Denver. That may be a viable route for me as well.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Wyoming CNG stations

                    Denver via Price would only work in a bi-fuel vehicle, which black cat has.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Wyoming CNG stations

                      So I found this


                      http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com...e.asp?id=57643

                      But the heck if I can even find a pit stop in riverton. Will be up there tonight, good luck maybe I will find it


                      West Central

                      Natural gas vehicle fueling station opens in Riverton

                      RIVERTON - The first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station north of I-80 in Wyoming will open to the public in August, and was announced last month at the Pit Stop Travel Center in Riverton.

                      Natural gas-powered vehicles have many advantages over gasoline-powered vehicles, including lower emissions and the much lower price of natural gas compared to gasoline.

                      The problem is that CNG stations are few and far between. According to the U.S. Department of Energy's website, there are 875 CNG stations across the nation. Emissions-conscious California has the most CNG stations, with 217. Wyoming has seven.

                      Encana Oil & Gas (USA), an affiliate of the Wyoming Natural Gas Vehicle and Infrastructure Coalition, is a strong believer in NGVs (natural gas vehicles). The company is working with natural gas producers, local distribution companies, legislators and other key business stakeholders in Wyoming to encourage the use of NGVs.

                      According to spokesman Randy Teeuwen, the company is in the process of converting its 200-vehicle fleet to using CNG in addition to regular gasoline. The bi-fuel approach is necessary, because a trip from Riverton to Casper in a CNG-only vehicle would have to be a one-way journey. The range on a CNG tank is approximately 300 miles, and there is no CNG source in Casper. Having the option to use gasoline makes driving the converted vehicles all over the state possible.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Wyoming CNG stations

                        Originally posted by seaton View Post
                        ...But the heck if I can even find a pit stop in riverton. Will be up there tonight, good luck maybe I will find it ...
                        Let Google be your friend a search of "Riverton WY pit stop" shows that there are three to choose from... good luck!
                        2008 GX (extended range, trunkless version)
                        Polished Metal Metallic 2012 Civic Natural Gas
                        Fuelmaker FMQ-2-36 (since 2001)
                        Previously owned: 2000 GX (11 years), 1995 Bi-fuel Sonoma, 2000 Bifuel Tahoe, 2000 Bi-fuel F150

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                        • #13
                          Re: Wyoming CNG stations

                          Originally posted by CNGfamily View Post
                          Let Google be your friend a search of "Riverton WY pit stop" shows that there are three to choose from... good luck!
                          819 South Federal Boulevard, Riverton - (307) 857-7583
                          The good news they have CNG, the bad news its not working yet. It was supposed to be done in August, so hopefully soon.

                          Glad to have another station in Wyoming on the Interstate

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                          • #14
                            Re: Wyoming CNG stations

                            OK, the official station opening for Riverton WY is set for Oct 17th, please chime in on the new discussion thread here:
                            http://cngchat.com/forum/showthread....-up-for-grabs-!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Wyoming CNG stations

                              This addition is great, but we really need a station somewhere near Rawlins.

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