Most people are sick of paying high prices at
the pump, but for many Utahans, neglecting to
drive is not an option. Instead of not driving,
some Utahans are switching to vehicles that run
on natural gas.
At a Flying J in Springville, the price of
unleaded gas is almost $4 a gallon. But if you
look over at the price on natural gas, you see
it’s only 63 cents a gallon.
For business owner, Dustin Robison, running his
business means a lot of driving and a lot of
trips to the pump.
“I own a company called Moster Sak. Just today I
had seven bags to deliver between Provo,
Herriman and Clearfield,” Dustin said.
But surprisingly, Dustin is not complaining. He
owns a CNG vehicle and he says he never pays
more that 7$ to fill up his tank.
He sold his gas-guzzler two months ago and
bought a CNG Van.
“It was actually priced a little lower than some
of the gasoline vehicles in the same category,”
CNG vehicles are getting more and more popular
in Utah. Canyon Motors in Provo has a waiting
list for natural gas and Bi-fuel vehicles.
“We sold eight natural gas cars this week. We
can’t get them in fast enough,” says Dave
Gashler of Canyon Motors. “I have six of them
coming in tomorrow and they are already sold.”
Dave says that a lot of CNG vehicles are coming
to Utah because natural gas is so inexpensive
here but the vehicles are getting harder and
harder to find.
“There’s just not enough to go around,” said
“It feels good because I’m literally saving $60
every time I go,” said Dustin.
Utah has 20 gas stations that are supplied with
natural gas and driving a CNG vehicle allows you
to use the carpool lane whenever you want.
Most vehicles are used. The only new vehicle
available in the U.S. that runs on natural gas
is the Honda Civic.
For more tips on how you can save money and save
the environment, go to the KUTV Greener Living
web site by clicking the link below.