CNG Report Card

CNG Report Card

Overall Goals: (I will be slowly adding these features)

List every state that has CNG filling stations.

Look at positive and negative aspects of the States CNG community, programs and information that promote CNG conversion expansion and programs and information that retard CNG Conversions

Go state by state and give praise or criticism

Spotlight good programs, criticize unproductive rules and regulations and groups.

Have a CNG scorecard for the State and Federal Governments along with non-profit and CNG business’s.

Tell about other countries and what they have done.

Be objective about information.

CNG Report Card State by State (not all states are listed)

The list below is a first attempt to start looking at CNG Stations and the atmosphere state by state about CNG conversions in general. It has some detail, CNG prices has more detail about working stations etc. I list private and public stations. Specific numbers are just estimates (I counted them) as time goes on I will be more specific and critical.

The reason I am listing CNG Filling stations is because without CCNG filling stations you have no CNG conversion growth. There are home CNG units but they are usually expensive if you can even find them.

Nationwide Clean Energy has installed around 100 CNG and LNG stations. Typically these stations have higher prices since they are privately owned.

Questar Gas in Utah, along with Utah State has installed 25 stations, the price is uniform at $1.49.

Oklahoma Natural Gas has built most of the 75 stations in Oklahoma, they keep the price of CNG low $1.35 to $1.69.

The price of gasoline state to state is from Gasbuddy.com and it reflects an average price.

Everyone that drives is faced with the fluctuation of gasoline prices every day. Each year the price of gasoline goes up and down. For those who have never studied this fluctuation I will go ove the past 3 years and the highs and lows. You can see this chart at Gasbuddy.com .

In February 2009 the price of gasoline nationwide was $2.61, by May of 2010 the price had went up to $2.90, in September of 2010 it dropped to $2.70 then it started its yearly climb up. Gasoline rose to $3.96 by May of 2011. By December 2011 the price had dropped to $3.20 then it climbed to $3.90 by mid-March 2012. You can see that we got soaked by the gasoline price in 2011 and 2012, in 2009 the lowest gasoline price was $2.61 in 2010 the lowest price was $3.10 in January but it rose to $3.96. In 2012 we had similar prices. Typically if gasoline prices are going up it will happen in March or April, then it slowly trends down by the end of the year.

Go to my blog CNG Report Card to leave comments, I will incorporate them into the Blog

Arizona

8 CNG stations

CNG prices $210 to $269 gge(1)

Gasoline price $3.07

Grade F

Arkansas

2 CNG stations

CNG prices $1.44 to $1.49 gge

Gasoline price $3.18

Grade F

California

Under 100 CNG stations

CNG prices $1.72 to $4.19 gge

Gasoline price $3.51

Grade D

Colorado

Under 35 CNG stations

CNG prices $2.33 to $4.50 gge

Gasoline price $3.51

Grade C

Connecticut

6 CNG stations

CNG price $2.63 to $2.69 gge

Gasoline price $3.40

Grade D

Florida

6 CNG stations

CNG price $2.05 to $3.00 gge

Gasoline price $3.29

Grade C

Idaho

2 CNG stations

CNG price $1.89 gge

Gasoline price $3.07

Grade C

Illinois

11 CNG stations

CNG prices $1.09 to $2.59 gge

Gasoline price $3.18

Grade C

Massachusetts

11 CNG stations

CNG prices $2.38 to $2.50 gge

Gasoline price $3.62

Grade D

Michigan

13 CNG stations

CNG prices $2.05 to $2.64 gge

Gasoline price $3.18

Grade C

Nebraska

2 CNG stations

CNG prices $1.80 to $1.93 gge

Gasoline price $3.18

Grade F

Nevada

6 CNG stations

CNG prices $2.55 to $2.99 gge

Gasoline price $3.06

Grade D

Oklahoma

Over 70 CNG stations

CNG prices $1.10 to $1.80 gge

Gasoline price $2.84

CNG shops must take CNG installer class

State CNG rebates for conversions and filling stations

Grade A+

Oregon

2 CNG stations

CNG Price $1.41 to $1.74 gge

Gasoline price $3.62

Grade F

Texas

Under 20 CNG stations

CNG price $1.99 to $2.55 gge

CNG shops must take CNG installer class from Texas Railroad

Gasoline price $3.07

Grade D+

New Mexico

2 CNG stations

CNG price $1.00 gge

Gasoline price $3.18

Grade F

New York

Under 20 CNG Stations

CNG price $2.50 to $3.00 gge

Gasoline price $3.29

Grade D

North Carolina

Under 20 CNG Stations

CNG price $1.70 to $2.14 gge

Gasoline price $3.51

Grade C

Ohio

Under 10 CNG Stations

CNG prices $1.80 to $2.69 gge

Gasoline price $3.18

Grade D

Pennsylvania

Under 10 CNG Stations

CNG prices $1.85 to $2.35 gge

Gasoline price $3.62

Grade D

South Carolina

10 CNG Stations

CNG prices $1.98 to $2.44 gge

Gasoline price $3.29

Grade D

Tennessee

3 CNG stations

CNG prices $1.78 to $1.90 gge

Gasoline price $3.29

Grade F

Utah

Over 40 CNG stations

CNG price $1.49 gge

Gasoline price $2.84

State tax rebate for EPA certified CNG Conversions

Some State Emission testing stations (Weber and Davis county) erroneously reject non-EPA (aftermarket) CNG Conversions when doing yearly Emission testing (these vehicle owners usually go to surrounding counties for their testing).

Grade B

Virginia

5 CNG stations

CNG prices $1.21 to $2.39 gge

Gasoline price $3.40

Grade F

Washington

5 CNG stations

CNG price $1.89 to $2.40 gge

Gasoline price $3.51

Grade F

Washington DC

4 CNG stations

CNG price $1.95 to $2.80 gge

Gasoline price $3.40

Grade F

Wisconsin

Under 20 CNG Stations

CNG prices $1.79 to $2.20 gge

Gasoline price $3.29

Grade C

Wyoming

4 CNG stations

$1.35 to $1.96 gge

Gasoline price $2.96

Grade C

The  United States with over 300,000,000 vehicles on the road and under 200,000 of them being CNG or LNG I am giving the United States a D at this time….

Gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) (1) or gasoline-equivalent gallon (GEG) is the amount of alternative fuel it takes to equal the energy content of one liquid gallon of gasoline. In 1994, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST defined “gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) means 5.660 pounds of natural gas.”[1]

GGE allows consumers to compare the energy content of competing fuels against a commonly known fuel—gasoline. Compressed natural gas (CNG), for example, is a gas rather than a liquid. It can be measured by its volume in cubic feet (ft³), by its weight in pounds (lb) or by its energy content in joules (J) or British thermal units (BTU) or kilowatt-hours (kW·h). It is difficult to compare the cost of gasoline with other fuels if they are sold in different units. GGE solves this. A GGE of CNG and a GGE of electricity all have the same energy content as one gallon of gasoline. CNG sold at filling stations is priced in dollars per GGE.

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