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CNG vehicle conversion business is booming for Oklahoma company

CNG Interstate has seen demand for its services skyrocket since the company, which converts vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, moved to Oklahoma last summer.
BY JAY F. MARKS jmarks@opubco.com Published: March 16, 2012

“From installation to follow-up service, my experience with CNG Interstate has been amazing,” Bryan said. “The system performs exactly as described and the work has been nothing but professional.”

He said he is planning to get another vehicle converted soon.

“I never worry about fuel prices now,” Bryan said. “My only regret is that I waited so long to do it.”

Wright says CNG vehicles are important for America's energy future.

“I'm excited to be working in a business that promotes the use of domestic natural gas,” Wright said. “Oklahoma is at the very center of the natural gas industry, and I see big things in the future for our company and our state.”

Central Oklahoma Clean Cities Coordinator Yvonne Anderson said she is a proponent of natural gas as a vehicle fuel because it is better for the environment, cheaper than gasoline or diesel and reduces use of foreign oil.

Anderson said CNG is an ideal option for vehicle fleets, but she warned individuals who are mulling the conversion to make sure kits are approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

“Natural gas vehicle conversions are not the province of shade-tree mechanics and DIY (do-it-yourself) kits ordered from the Internet,” she said.

Wright said CNG Interstate has technicians trained to install and service the conversion kits safely.

He said the company's system meets or exceeds EPA standards.