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How/where can you get CNG ???

I guess it was the thing when my boat was built but I cannot find CNG (compressed natural gas) vendor. At my last marina in NJ there was delievry by UPS but cannot find anyone who knows a darned thing as to where I can purchase or refill. HELP!
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CNG's major failing is the very low availability. Although it is a far safer fuel, as it is primarily methane and as such lighter than air, it is also very hard to find. So not many people sell the equipment...since no one has the equipment, no one sells the gas.

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CNG's major failing is the very low availability. Although it is a far safer fuel, as it is primarily methane and as such lighter than air, it is also very hard to find. So not many people sell the equipment...since no one has the equipment, no one sells the gas.
You'll find your local CNG dealer between your local Edsel showroom and Betamax video shop.

It's good isn't it ? Metho stoves are rubbish, LPG is lighter than air and bloody dangerous and the efficient safe alternative can't be bought for love or money. (Hmm Metho ??. Don't know how to translate that into USAian I'm afraid.)

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I get mine filled at a local Meijer's store gas station. They have CNG for autos. There are a number of them here in Michigan. At the airport one of the parking companies use it in their vans. I went on line and found a number of different places to get it. Cost me about 22 cents to fill my tanks.

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Corp Brothers has a list of marine CNG Exchange Dealers from around the country here: http://www.corpbrothers.com/marine.htm

It's not clear how up to date the list is, but I _have_ exchanged CNG cylinders within the last year at Bert Jabins Yacth Yard in Annapolis and Great Bay Marine in Newington, New Hampshire, and others I know have done the exchange at Robinhood Marine inGeorgetown, Maine.
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You'll find your local CNG dealer between your local Edsel showroom and Betamax video shop.

It's good isn't it ? Metho stoves are rubbish, LPG is lighter than air and bloody dangerous and the efficient safe alternative can't be bought for love or money. (Hmm Metho ??. Don't know how to translate that into USAian I'm afraid.)
Actually, LPG, which is primarily propane, with a bit of butane possibly mixed in is denser than air, not lighter. That is the major advantage of CNG, which is primarily methane, which is lighter than air. Might want to review your basic chemistry.

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Actually, LPG, which is primarily propane, with a bit of butane possibly mixed in is denser than air, not lighter. That is the major advantage of CNG, which is primarily methane, which is lighter than air. Might want to review your basic chemistry.

Whoops ! Dead right SD, slip of the old keyboard.

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I have CNG on my boat. It's a superior fuel, less volatility. You can get tanks in Galesville, MD on West River off the Chesapeake Bay at Hartge Yacht Yard. It was one of those things where the standard became propane instead of CNG. Sort of like MS Windows not ncessarily the best standard.
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Your profile doesn't show where you are located, but you might try contacting any warehouses near you that would be likely to have forklifts. Many of them are powered by CNG because it is safer than LPG. As noted above, CNG leaks would tend to rise and dissipate, unlike LPG's tendency to sink and pool into potenially explosive pockets. If the warehouse won't sell you some of theirs, they at least might be able to point you to their supplier.
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Does anyone who has coverted from cng to propane have cng tanks for sale I would like 2 more tank for extended sail in the Caribbean
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