Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: elkhart IN
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I am 3 hours from indianapolis. 2 hours is the closest CNG filling station. Needless to say....If i (we) don't install our own filling station this will never work. The group of guys that are looking into this are willing to kick in money as long as it gives a decent return. We are looking into a small fleet size filling station made by Ingersoll Rand. We think we will have $70-75,000.00 in it but divided up between all of us we would have less than all of us buying Phill's. It will also be much heavier built and last us longer than a bunch of Phill's. This station puts out 12 GGE per hour and comes stock with a 10K CF storage tank. The unit is expandable with more storage tank capacity. The key to this working is to schedual everyones fill times verses having enough storage capacity and not using more than what the pump can reclaim in between fill ups. This will be somewhat of a pain in the annus but it looks like it is our cheapest option. It will sure bet the heck out of paying the price at the pump for gas or diesel (we have both gassers and diesel drivers involved in this. Cars, trucks, businesses, individuals).
We really just want to run this first fill station at a break even so we all can save on our own fuel cost. If it works like we think then we would add more around our area and start educating people how they can save money. We would then try to make some money at these stations and make money installing converstion kits.
Good to here your comments about the dates on the tanks.
We have found a kit made by millinium that claims they don't alter the emmisions and although they are not EPA aproved you will not be breaking any laws installing them on your own (or other peoples) vehicles. Ever here of these guys?
building a frankenstien: 49 chevy PU pro street 96 12V, no plate, cranked arm, 20*, rack plug, FC DV'S, 5X18, 4K gsk, ported, o-ringed, 12mm studs, 60#, twins S300/S400, single 6" stack, built 47RE, Ford 9" locker w/4:11, Drive turned up 98 12V mixing WVO.