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U.S. launching program focusing on natural gas-powered cars

Detroit News -- President Barack Obama said gas prices will "probably keep going up" as worldwide demand for cars and oil continues to rise.

At a speech at the University of Miami, Obama also announced a small $30 million Energy Department research grant to boost the number of vehicles running on natural gas — and he touted the government's new fuel standards that will nearly double the efficiency of cars and trucks by 2025.

"We're launching a program that will bring together the nation's best scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to figure out how more cars can be powered by natural gas — a fuel that's cleaner, cheaper and more abundant than oil," Obama said.

Currently, only Honda Motor Co. sells a compressed natural gas passenger car in the United States — the Honda Civic GX. Chrysler has said it p


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 2:58:35 AM

NG will go up just like oil as soon as the demand is increasing. And then it might be even more expensive than petroleum based "gas."
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numbers
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 4:32:04 AM

Have to put it in cars not an add on
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 12:06:26 AM

U.S. launching program focusing on natural gas-powered cars and they should. Natural gas is so plentiful that its almost not profitable to frack out f the ground. Create a demand for more natural gas as fuel for vehicles and not using oil to do it..
With Big oil selling fuel and natural gas on the world market for higher prices, there will be NO price reduction for the cost of fuel or natural gas IN the US. Barry will support natural gas and oil production for sale on the world market to pay for his ‘spending gone wild’ addiction. The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their benefit.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle is, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using ‘other’ forms of transportation to help lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012!
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 9:45:47 PM

Give Solar Co. $500 Million and NG $30 Million, what a JOKE... NG is here now, it works...
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esquared
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 9:10:41 PM

CNG is the wave of the present.
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edamp04
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 9:00:50 PM

Same story...different day
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tippybuddy
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:55:26 PM

WE seniors aren't going to live to 2025 we need help now..
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egd
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:54:57 PM

short term, we need alternative energies and transportation
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chequenman
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:53:34 PM

Well let's hear more about this.
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PoohMcGoo
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:53:05 PM

About time they push more NG cars.. Better luck there than trying to double mpg..
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Cuzilla
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:51:42 PM

Could have been done a long time ago!
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carman11
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:49:44 PM

WOW what a plan and it only took three year!!!
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:47:40 PM

about time
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:40:34 PM

we need to use more natural gas
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daquanabe
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:36:37 PM

Good
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LaVonneK
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:36:16 PM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:35:39 PM

mmmmm greed again
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Beaveronparade
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:34:56 PM

Nice article. I saw on the news last night that AT&T converted their fleet of vehicles. Of course they have pumps right there at the company. I've never seen these pumps anywhere I've been.
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bevmill
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:34:38 PM

ok
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jrsva
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:29:22 PM


CNG will not work for the average driver as there is no fueling infrastructure. It should be great for taxicabs, delivery vehicles and the like that travel in a limited area and can refuel at their home base or at a very limited number of locations.
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krista0511
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:27:35 PM

While its a wonderful idea, it's only being brought up because gas is so high now and there are not enough fueling stations for these
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Felixx
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:27:11 PM

Converting existing cars to CNG would be possible. But the infrastructure is still missing...
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:23:38 PM

about time.
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gsofrs
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:23:01 PM

Need to increase number of fueling stations before I'll even consider.
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mecforyou
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:19:16 PM

where do we fuel them at??
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:19:13 PM

Any other fuel source is good.
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VernonOR
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:17:56 PM

I'm all for alternative energy, but we have no infrastructure for natural gas.
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:11:40 PM

This idea will die as soon as the price of gasoline begins to drop.
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JagXKR
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:07:15 PM

Let the market do it without gov't getting involved.
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fullauto
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:06:46 PM

pickins idea
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 8:01:45 PM

That is like this unexecutive cutting the budget. It is so small it will not achieve anything. Hope about putting the subsidies going to bo into this? bo makes more profit in one quarter than the subsidies so they really, really do not need nor deserve!
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k2kipp
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:58:57 PM

Obambam just says what he thinks will get him another 4 years.
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muchdutch
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:49:20 PM

Conversions to NG have been done around here for years for delivery vehicles, the problem is refilling your tank when you travel.

[Edited by: muchdutch at 2/25/2012 10:50:28 PM EST]
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AKmailman
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:47:14 PM

more hype from Husein - hope and change - remember ?
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RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:47:00 PM

Government needs to stay out of this!
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pickledude72
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:44:00 PM

Another government investment that will turn into a "BAIL OUT"
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rxman1
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:39:56 PM

First, Do you need the vehicles or the refueling stations?
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:36:02 PM

Quickly get it done!!!!!!!!!.
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skybiker
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:35:09 PM

Only going to work if they can design a stroage tank that doesn't shrink the trunk too much....
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Adonai
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:31:54 PM

I worry about people who don't know a thing about mechanics, science or technology coming up with new standards that they don't understand. They need to back off the regulations and give the engineers a little breathing room.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:30:05 PM

This is blathering nonsense
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kst8er
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:25:41 PM

Not the answer folks.... Just wait for the swings caused by winter demand
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:22:52 PM

COOL! TIME WILL TELL!
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cwashi3324
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:17:38 PM

okay...
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:16:24 PM

ok
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Scapegoating is dangerous.
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Let private industry make private property and NOT Big Greedy Government.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:06:40 PM

LPG conversion kits for cars have been available for over 10 years. Now they're wasting money on studying this fact?
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slowtrain
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:05:28 PM

The more demand for natural gas will only drive the price of it up.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2012 7:03:58 PM

It is not world wide demand driving prices up but speculators.
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