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  • Article In L.A. Daily News About Changes In L.A. re: Higher Gasoline Costs

    There's an article in today's Los Angeles DAILY NEWS about how things in L.A. are changing due to the higher cost of gasoline.

    http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10431629

    The last several sentences tell of a gentleman that purchased a GX and the benefits of lower monthly gas costs.

    And, I like "Kathy's" comment to the article, "Great but if everyone purchases a CNG vehicle the demand will be higher and the costs will go up"

    So, let's just do nothing.

    Bill

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    Re: Article In L.A. Daily News About Changes In L.A. re: Higher Gasoline Costs

    Pickens last night on Leno stated he was after converting the trucks and big vehicles, obviously because they will use more CNG than a vehicle like the GX and they are responsible for more of the oil imports. So this scares me a little. If laws are passed to implement CNG vehicle conversion, with Ford and GM jumping on the CNG band wagon on a larger scale than the past, and CE throwing up stations everywhere to fuel them, then we could see natural gas prices sky rocket as the demand increases. We'll all be back to burning wood to heat our homes and paying almost as much for CNG as gasoline.

    The laws need to change to implement the wind power on a larger scale first to reduce the demand for the natural gas at the power plants so it is then available to fuel vehicles and not the other way around. So I agree with do nothing until the wind power is in place, we should not be promoting CNG right now.
    '12 Metallic Civic NG w/Navi
    '09 White Civic GX
    '06 White Bifuel Ridgeline
    FMQ 2-36

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      Re: Article In L.A. Daily News About Changes In L.A. re: Higher Gasoline Costs

      At the end of the day, using natural gas is better than burning gasoline. If demand for methane increases, more pipelines will be built and more wells will be dug. Getting methane seems to be more environmentally sound than getting petroleum anyway. Also, doesn't North America have potentially huge amounts of natural gas?

      If heating my home becomes astronomically expensive, I will install a closed loop heat pump (around $10,000 for the size of my house - ouch, I know). I even figured that the electricity to run the heat pump would cost about the same as as running my furnace at today's prices. Just waiting for something to give (tax credits, cost of natural gas) to make it economical viable to do so.

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