Does A CNG Car Make Sense For You? - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Does A CNG Car Make Sense For You?

Posted: Updated:

With the wild fluctuations in gasoline prices a lot of people are looking at switching to compressed natural gas. While it costs thousands of dollars for the conversion, the work will pay for itself over time.

The price runs from about 10-grand for a full sized truck, to about $6500 for a mid-sized car. But that cost is offset, by a 50% state income tax credit. Deciding if it will pay off you, has a lot to do with how many miles you drive.

Tony Griffith of Tulsa's CNG2GO says for an average person that could talk four or five years. But if you commute a long way every day it could pay for itself in as little as a year. Driving a 100-miles a day is a good rule of thumb, for a quick payoff.

The whole process works because the efficiency of natural gas is the same as gasoline. It's just a whole lot cheaper. It now runs anywhere from $1.25 to $1.75.

But you can purchase a home compressor and fill your tank directly from your home's natural gas line at a much lower price. While there are now about a dozen stations all over this metro area, a long trip may take some planning.

Fortunately there's a phone application that will show you all the stations in the country. Converting to CNG takes two or three days but Eddie Craig of CNG2GO says don't try to do it yourself.

Dealing with 2000 pounds per square inch of pressure is dangerous and the work should be done by a state certified technician.

In contrast, CNG tanks have been show to be very safe on the road.

When the work is done you have a car that still burn gasoline, and the fuels can be switch on the move.


  • Top Videos

  • NewsMore>>

  • Hit & Run Suspect Due in Court Wednesday

    Hit & Run Suspect Due in Court Wednesday

    A man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that injured a Broken Arrow High School athlete is due for arraignment Wednesday afternoon.More >>
    A man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that injured a Broken Arrow High School athlete is due for arraignment Wednesday afternoon.More >>
  • City Councilor Sued For Defamation

    City Councilor Sued For Defamation

    Massage parlors are places where people go to relax, but two Tulsa venues are now at the center of a very tense lawsuit."Something not OK is happening inside these walls," said Tulsa city councilor Blake Ewing.It was back in March, when the Tulsa city council heard an appeal on a nuisance complaint."Does a person who has been subjected to a nuisance complaint have a right to say I didn't do that?" said Attorney Tony Mareshie, who was there on behalf of the owner of All Hands on Massage and th...More >>
    Massage parlors are places where people go to relax, but two Tulsa venues are now at the center of a very tense lawsuit."Something not OK is happening inside these walls," said Tulsa city councilor Blake Ewing.It was back in March, when the Tulsa city council heard an appeal on a nuisance complaint."Does a person who has been subjected to a nuisance complaint have a right to say I didn't do that?" said Attorney Tony Mareshie, who was there on behalf of the owner of All Hands on Massage and th...More >>
  • Authorities Seek Adair Co. Murder Suspect

    Authorities Seek Adair Co. Murder Suspect

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering a cash reward for anyone who can provide helpful information as they try to locate James Manken, a 40-year-old homicide suspect.More >>
    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering a cash reward for anyone who can provide helpful information as they try to locate James Manken, a 40-year-old homicide suspect.More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.