Performance and Costs

 

How do NGVs perform? Natural gas vehicles are similar to gasoline or diesel vehicles with regard to power, acceleration, and cruising speed. The driving range of NGVs is generally less than that of comparable gasoline and diesel vehicles because, with natural gas, less overall energy content can be stored in the same size tank as the more energy-dense gasoline or diesel fuels. Extra natural gas storage tanks or the use of LNG can help increase range for larger vehicles.

In heavy-duty vehicles, dual-fuel, compression-ignited engines are slightly more fuel-efficient than spark-ignited dedicated natural gas engines. However, a dual-fuel engine increases the complexity of the fuel-storage system by requiring storage of both types of fuel.

How much do NGVs cost? Light-duty NGVs cost $5,000 to $7,000 more than comparable gasoline vehicles, and heavy-duty NGVs cost more than their counterparts by $30,000 or more. The price depends on the fuel-tank capacity and whether the vehicle is produced by an OEM or converted to run on natural gas. However, government incentives are available to offset NGV costs. For more information, visit the AFDC's Incentives and Laws section at www.afdc.energy.gov.

How much does natural gas cost? Historically, the average retail price of natural gas has been lower than the price of gasoline or diesel.

CountryMark to Host Biodiesel Celebration
This Wednesday, July 12, we will host Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch at our refinery in Mt. Vernon, Ind. We invite farmers, fleet managers and biodiesel supporters to join Indiana's Lt. Governor at our refinery Pavilion at 11 a.m. Wednesday to hear remarks from our CEO, an Indiana farmer and an Illinois truck fleet owner about why they believe in biodiesel-blended fuels. Let's show Indiana's Lt. Governor that we believe in American-made fuels and we support our local soybean farmers!
 
CountryMark Fueling Freedom event raises $50K for military families
Helping to support local military families, the CountryMark system raised more than $50,000 during Fueling Freedom events in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio on Friday, June 23.
 
Fueling Freedom to raise money for military families
On Friday, June 23 between noon and 5 p.m. at participating CountryMark fuel stations, CountryMark will donate to local National Guard Family Readiness Groups.
 
CountryMark fuels new History on Wheels traveling exhibit
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New Kentucky retail site features CountryMark premium fuels
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