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Interest in NG Vehicles Surges With High Gas Prices in Canada

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In brief: High prices at the pump in Canada have created a surge in alternative conversion, especially natural gas.

The word

Although hybrids and electrics may see a surge in purchasing, most of the interest amongst Canadian drivers seems to be in natural gas - a cheaper, more "right now" solution.

The the overabundance of natural gas resources in recent years and with costs being about half that of gasoline at the pump (0.21-0.76 per liter vs. $1.21). Conversions are possible on current gasoline vehicles and factory-made NG cars are more abundant than hybrids.

Conversion shops in Edmonton and other cities are seeing a spike in interest from drivers wanting to convert their vehicles.

And so ...

Although converting from one petroleum fuel to another seems counter intuitive, the reality is that methane (natural gas) is much cleaner, having about 1/8th as much carbon per molecule.

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