In Canada, compressed natural gas is seen as an attractive alternative to both imported crude oil and depleted domestic oil reserves. It is safer than gasoline or propane, it is very kind to engines, it is smoother and cleaner than gasoline, diesel or propane, and there is virtually no pollution. Furthermore, converting a vehicle is simple. The gasoline system is not changed, so the vehicle can run on either. An incentive program of the federal government in Ottawa offers $50,000 grants to fueling stations to defray the cost of adding compressor and natural gas dispensing equipment. Ottawa has also offered $500 grants for each vehicle converted to natural gas. Incentive programs are being carried out on the provincial level as well, with British Columbia taking the leadership role in this regard. In that province there is no road tax on natural gas used for vehicle fuel. The B.C. government also offers a $200 grant to individuals converting their vehicles not used for business or commercial purposes. Also, the provincial 7 percent sales tax is not applicable on the vehicle conversion equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Porter Corporation

    Porter Lane
    Westport, CT  United States  06881
  • Publication Date: 1984-2

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 4-6
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00382976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM