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    Hi Guys

    It's been a while, but I thought it was time to update what we have been doing in Oz.
    We recently opened the first public access CNG service station in Australia. It is in a suburb of Melbourne, and we are in negotiations with service station operators to open four more within the next 12 months.
    We had to buy a service station to get this first one off the ground, but we believe that it is essential that CNG be seen as a mainstream fuel and therefore should be available with the other fuels and not isolated in a CNG-only site. We have set it up so that customers can pay by cash, card or account.
    Our selling price is 72cents per kg (equal to $US1.16 gge).
    We are close to completing the development work on our VRA. We should have the final version of the control module signed off on by mid-August, and then we will be in the hands of the regulator to license the unit (how long is a piece of string - or a government agency's processes?).
    The unit will be available in 3 versions - 4m3/hr (1.2gge), 6m3/hr (1.8gge) and 11m3/hr (3.0gge).
    I'll keep you posted as we have more news.

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    Re: CNG in Australia

    Take some pictures of the station for us! It's always nice to see what is being talked about ..



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      Re: CNG in Australia

      [QUOTE=ngvkevin;36918]Hi Guys

      It is in a suburb of Melbourne, and we are in negotiations with service station operators to open four more within the next 12 months.
      We had to buy a service station to get this first one off the ground, but we believe that it is essential that CNG be seen as a mainstream fuel and therefore should be available with the other fuels and not isolated in a CNG-only site. Our selling price is 72cents per kg (equal to $US1.16 gge).
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      Sorry if I'm Hijacking your post.
      This would be the key to getting cng into the mainstream in the US. People seeing cars next to them filling up for 40% less $$$. Having a car dealer leave a new model on display ( like they have in front of some costco or sams clubs) would do wonders too.

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        It's taken a while, but the photos are finally up on our website - oes.net.au and click on photographs. We are getting a lot of interest with another OEM (Iveco) releasing a full range of CNG truck options yesterday.

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          Re: CNG in Australia

          Your website can't be found...

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            Re: CNG in Australia

            Originally posted by Amfuel View Post
            Your website can't be found...
            Put www. in front of the oes.net.au and it comes up fine. Or just click here: http://www.oes.net.au Not too many pictures though.
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