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Natural-Gas Cars to Get Home Fueling

Wall Street Journal -- Chesapeake Energy Corp CHK +0.93% . said it is working with General Electric Co GE -1.01% . and Whirlpool Corp WHR +0.49% . to develop a $500 appliance that will allow natural-gas powered cars to be refueled at their owners' homes.

The effort would be Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake's latest push to promote compressed natural gas as a mainstream fuel and boost its own sales. It is the first attempt at overcoming one of the biggest challenges in putting natural-gas powered cars on the road—convenient refueling.

Chesapeake and other natural gas producers have felt a cash crunch as a technology-led increase in natural gas production has led to a supply glut and brought prices to a decade-low in April. U.S. natural gas stockpiles were 3.929 trillion cubic feet last week, the highest level on


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 3:12:45 AM

CNG will stay a niche market unless more stations are put out so one can at least station hop.
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 11:44:38 AM

I am waiting for hydrogen!!!!!!!!
FNB1967
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 6:44:32 AM

I'm on board
remay
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 3:45:08 AM

Hmmm, putting the responsibility of maintenance and possibly repair on the individual?
MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 1:56:42 AM

If the bifuel pickups now being rolled out by Ford, GM and Chrysler prove to be economical, cost justified and practical for the average consumer, then we will take a good hard look at acquiring one the next time we need to buy a vehicle. If we do acquire a bifuel vehicle, it would seem to be safer and more practical to refuel the CNG vehicle fuel tank at a commercial fuelling pump where you can also fill up the gasoline fuel tank at the same time than to have a CNG compressor at home.
tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 1:53:33 AM

Natural-Gas Cars to Get Home Fueling, Honda has a CNG vehicle on the market for quite a while now – Honda Civic GX. Get a refill kit for the home natural gas pipeline and fill it up there. If you are traveling, know where your refill stations are and plan according. There are many online sites that have CNG refill stations located across the US for people that have to refill their CNG vehicles. Plan your trip with those stations on the route.
As more and more vehicles are built to use natural gas OR converted over to natural gas, more natural gas will be used and the price will go up, just like the morning sun. Don't expect natural gas to stay low for very long, the trend for all fuel prices is always up and up! It does Not matter if you have to heat your house with it either, higher natural gas prices coming. An article on here said that less natural gas is being produced because there is NO profit to keep drilling and producing natural gas. Less CNG Supply, Higher NatGas prices coming!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 11:23:15 PM

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Amplion...Look to the East Coast water killed there too...let's not leave that out of your little list...
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 10:10:29 PM

how much will it cost to run that appliance?
Amplion
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:46:53 PM

NATURAL GAS IS UNSAFE >>>>>>>>>>>>
2010 SanBruno EIGHT DEAD
2011 ALLENTOWN FIVE DEAD
2012 COLORADO FIVE to the HOSPITAL
2012 INDIANA TWO DEAD
NG SAFETY PROBLEMS NEVER END ...................
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:43:18 PM

This sounds like smart idea. Hope they get kinks out of technology.
1fulltank
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:41:15 PM

Good, if done right; disastrous if done poorly and hastily.
CiVX
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:18:30 PM

This has potential.
jrsva
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:12:45 PM


Consider the recent explosion in Indianapolis. Not yet proven but most likely caused by a natural gas leak. I’m not having any of that stuff around my house!!
Number43
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:09:32 PM

I really like that idea but I don't have natural gas at home.
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:06:09 PM

YeahBut - - what if you run out of gas away from home?
farn1958
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:03:14 PM

providing you have natural gas available.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:00:46 PM

Great idea.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:57:41 PM

good idea!
gd83goldwinger
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:56:36 PM

K
suzmar
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:54:29 PM

That sounds like a good idea.
arb0526
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:52:28 PM

Doesn't CNG take a lot of time to put in a tank?
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:50:43 PM

ok
69Bonne
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:48:00 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:47:11 PM

This makes sense..
Mr_Bill_W
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:45:46 PM

That's a good place to start but public infrastructure is essential to the success and mainstreaming of the CNG technology...
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:42:23 PM

Good news.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:37:03 PM

Chesapeake should also start placing NG tanks at all truck stops???
jimpricehunter
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:35:56 PM

"OGW": Not only expensive for their usefulness and inconvenient but from plenty of my personal experience I consider them too dangerous for most people to use!
carloco75
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:35:33 PM

that's interesting...I'll keep my diésel for a few more years...8 or so...by than NCg...I hardly trust...will be available as much as regular gasOkrap and diésel...
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:34:42 PM

easier to fuel can make a difference, but the cost to retro may be a killer
pinkelefant
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:33:27 PM

I have a lot of natural gas.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:32:32 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:32:31 PM

ok...good luck...
OGW
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:31:01 PM

These home based filling adapters have been available from most utility companies for years. Natural gas vehicles and home based filling are old news as are CNG vehicles and they are not worth the purchase but all the clowns will jump on the bandwagon like they di 10 years ago and find out they are not so great. They need to bulid a new engine that is specific to CNG and not use the conversion kits to make a gas engine run on CNG, not good!
mstearno
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:29:11 PM

great idea
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:27:38 PM

Good idea.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:25:32 PM

Good!
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:18:34 PM

we need to use more natural gas
danmc87
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:18:17 PM

Home Sweet Home!
danreino
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:13:01 PM

But the EPA cannot allow that. That would employ logic and reason.
dumba55
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:12:56 PM

kool
Mudsprings
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:12:02 PM

Won't work for me. We use propane here in the mountains.
SavALot
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:11:23 PM

Let me just tap into the natural gas reserve I have at home
vibdata
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:07:54 PM

I know one thing for sure. This sounds like a very BAAAAAAAAAAAAD idea. People are not allowed to re-fuel gasoline in their yard. CNG is just about a billion times worse. Lots of bombs going to go off.
munch252
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:07:00 PM

don't put me down for one
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:06:19 PM

Nothing to me
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:05:33 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:05:24 PM

Good stuff!
MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 8:04:29 PM

Who cares?
rasmataz
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 7:56:54 PM

Can only read the full article if I subscribe to Wall Street Journal. Would like to read it, but not for 22 dollars.
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 7:52:27 PM

Ok
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