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Popularity of natural gas-fueled cars presents challenges

Popularity of natural gas-fueled cars presents challenges



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You might not be so envious of your friends who have those natural gas-fueled cars after all.

People already are driving out of their way to fill up. Now they're finding pumps are low on pressure.

Customer Paul Hess said, "Yeah, sometimes pressure is a little low depending on the compressor over there."

"It's a little tricky," admitted Chip Royce.

Questar spokesman Darren Shepherd said, "We have a lot of vehicles lined up, constantly pulling from that storage faster than it can build the pressure back up."

Shepherd says high demand can present challenges, and the demand is up 220 percent in the past year.

The Deseret News reports that although they may be running into headaches, drivers who are filling up with natural gas are paying less than a fourth of what gasoline drivers are.

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