We could reduce the demand for gasoline and the price if we converted automobiles to natural gas. Why not?

In many parts of the United States natural gas sells for 60 to 70 cents for an amount of natural gas with an energy content equal to one gallon of gasoline.

Even in high cost states like California the cost of natural gas is only .50 for an amount of natural gas with an energy content equal to one gallon of gasoline.

The cost of the conversion to make an automobile run on natural gas is several thousand dollars.

It is the cost of the conversion that causes many people to not convert their automobiles to run on natural gas.

The conversion can be made so that the automobile runs on natural gas or gasoline with just the flip of a switch on the dashboard.

If we could get large numbers of automobiles converted to run on natural gas, that would reduce the demand for gasoline and hence the price.

Why do we not use some of the money from the gasoline tax to subsidize conversions of automobiles to run on natural gas or gasoline, instead of only gasoline?
To Winnie you said that natural gas is a hazard because it is explosive.

By that reasonong gasoline since it is hazardous and explosive we should not be using gasoline at all.

In a natural gas conversion the vehicle is a safe as the vehicle running on gasoline.

We have a great deal of experience with vehicles converted to run on natural gas.

Many fleets have converted their vehicles to run on natural gas because natural gas is not only so much cheaper, but also natural gas burns cleaner and reduces the amount of maintenance that is necessary for the vehicle.
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2 Responses to “We could reduce the demand for gasoline and the price if we converted automobiles to natural gas. Why not?”

  1. Dennis c Says:

    Yes this is a great idea.

    Natural gas for the same energy content is much cheaper than gasoline.

    You will save a ton of money.

    You can even get a compressor that will let you fill the natural gas tank from tha natural gas line to your home.

    Also if many of us were to convert our cars to run on natural gas that will reduce the demand for gasoline by a huge amount and the greedy oil companies will take it in the shorts.

  2. Winnie Says:

    hazard, explosive.