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If you build a CNG filling station they will come

By johnboy - 14 October 2010 9

ActewAGL have announced they’ve build a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station for anyone who wants to bring a CNG fuelled vehicle to Canberra:

The CNG refuelling station, an investment of over one million dollars, is the first of its kind in Canberra and offers the local transport industry the opportunity to consider CNG fuelled vehicles as a viable option.

ActewAGL Manager Gas Networks Macleay Connelly said, “While natural gas is commonly used in Australia to heat homes, generate electricity and power industrial facilities, it is also a realistic alternative to conventional petrol and diesel as a road transport fuel.

“CNG offers a range of benefits, including being a cost-effective fuel alternative, provides high vehicle efficiency, is a safe transport fuel and is more environmentally friendly.

Working there’s going to be a cushy gig until the first vehicles arrive.

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If you build a CNG filling station they will come
tranvo 12:05 am 11 Feb 13

I hope there will be plenty more refilling stations around

I’m looking at getting the new Mercedes Sprinter CNG van

http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-reviews/car-reviews-road-tests/mercedes-benz_ngt_sprinter_review

p1 9:05 pm 14 Oct 10

screaming banshee said :

and before anyone considers a ‘homebrew’ system, CNG cylinders are designed/required to take much higher pressure than LPG.

I was referring go the filling system being home brew, not the tank. Not that I am suggesting it either way. Air compressors are not designed to run explosive gasses.

el 7:01 pm 14 Oct 10

Keijidosha said :

So if this is the first CNG refilling station in Canberra, where have ACTION been sourcing their fuel from for the past few years?

Or is this the first ‘public’ station?

It’s neither of the above – there has been a CNG refilling station in Fyshwick for at least 6 years.

Perhaps it’s ActewAGL’s first station, but it’s definitely not the first station in Canberra.

screaming banshee 6:34 pm 14 Oct 10

and before anyone considers a ‘homebrew’ system, CNG cylinders are designed/required to take much higher pressure than LPG.

aidan 2:19 pm 14 Oct 10

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Can you run aa LPG converted car on CNG?

No. LPG is stored as liquid. CNG as a gas. They use different tanks. Take a look at wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compressed_natural_gas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquefied_petroleum_gas

Keijidosha 12:11 pm 14 Oct 10

So if this is the first CNG refilling station in Canberra, where have ACTION been sourcing their fuel from for the past few years?

Or is this the first ‘public’ station?

p1 11:49 am 14 Oct 10

chow said :

Once upon a time there was talk of being able to buy household size compressors so cars could be filled at home making owning one equal to an electric car for convenience. I wonder what happened to that idea?

I read some stuff on the intarwebz about people rigging up “homebrew” CNG filling systems in their sheds using the natural gas mains and a slightly modified air compressor…

Not exactly legal, since the chances of blowing your self up are high.

chow 11:06 am 14 Oct 10

Once upon a time there was talk of being able to buy household size compressors so cars could be filled at home making owning one equal to an electric car for convenience. I wonder what happened to that idea?

Rawhide Kid Part3 10:31 am 14 Oct 10

Can you run aa LPG converted car on CNG?

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