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  • Questar takes heat for not meeting CNG demand in Utah

    http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=4366080

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    Re: Questar takes heat for not meeting CNG demand in Utah

    A quote from Questar rep "To go ahead and just start installing stations at every gasoline outlet we can find wouldn't be a prudent, wise investment of money for a service we're not sure will ever really respond,"

    He says this immediately after saying that demand has gone from 100K gge of CNG per month the same time last year to 400K gge today.

    What the hell is he talking about a service that may never respond. The market is responding. Questar isn't.

    Their attitude and reaction is just a ploy to justify jacking the price. And I don't care that we have the cheapest fuel in the nation, I am one of those that doesn't mind regulation of things like utilities, food prices during emergencies, and economy-dependent commodities like oil and gas.

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      Re: Questar takes heat for not meeting CNG demand in Utah

      If it's such a sure thing why don't more people spend the few hundred thousand dollars and build a station??
      People have to understand that the exact same thing happened in the 80's as is happening today. There were a lot of people that lost money because the oil crisis ended and gas prices came back in line and CNG basically diedon the spot.
      I agree CNG is a should be looked at more closley and we should all be switching over for enviromental and less foerign oil, but For it to become main stream there needs a huge cash injection to build stations and for cars to become more easily avalible. You can't expect one company to invest millions of dollars to open a bunch of stations when next month it could all be gone.

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        Re: Questar takes heat for not meeting CNG demand in Utah

        Believe me, I wish I could spend a few hundred thousand dollars and build a station because it is a sure thing. Last year the tipping point for me was $2.50 / gallon of gasoline at which point I purchased my NGV's (both of my gasoline vehicles were oldish). I believe that there is a lot of oil still to be had (my opinion is based on nothing factual) but it appears that all the easily accessible oil has been found. But, I would settle for these companies to start building stations one at a time, kind of a transitional building rather than a revolutionary building.

        Wasn't the oil problem of the late 70's / early 80's an oil embargo?

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          Re: Questar takes heat for not meeting CNG demand in Utah

          I'm afraid that the same thing is going to happen in Oklahoma with the ONG filling stations as demand increases. Sometimes the pressure is up and sometimes they are down. If they start having low pressure when attempting to fill their own fleet, they may be forced to limit public access. Unless regulations are changed to allow them to charge more, I doubt they will be willing to spend the capital to expand them just for public use. This is where legislation to increase incentives for capital improvement is definitely needed.
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            Re: Questar takes heat for not meeting CNG demand in Utah

            I have filled in OK and UT and I am not impressed with the pressure I get or the speed I get. Love the prices don't get me wrong. Then I complain about AZ @ $2.50 per gallon but you always get 3600 psi and it doesn't take forever in a day. So the question is for those in OK and UT would you be willing to pay say 50 cents more per GGE for a quality fill that is more reliable?

            I don't think putting up stations every where is the answer although it would help. But just improving the current stations I think would go a long way.
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              Re: Questar takes heat for not meeting CNG demand in Utah

              Originally posted by CNG MOTORS View Post
              for those in OK and UT would you be willing to pay say 50 cents more per GGE for a quality fill that is more reliable?
              I commute 40 miles/day and fill one or two times a week. I've had my GX for 11 months and I've only had about two filling events that yielded less than 1/2 tank. With all the complaining about poor pressure in Utah, I haven't experienced it with any frequency.

              With that said, I'd be happy to pay 50 cents/gge extra to improve the infrastructure.
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