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CNG VEHICLE COUNT UP 125 PERCENT IN TWO YEARS

 McLEAN, Va., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles in the United States rose 125 percent during the last two years, according to a survey by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC). SAIC's end-of-year 1992 count of 23,800 CNG vehicles compares to a 1990 count of about 10,600. The 1990 count comes from a survey SAIC completed in May 1991 for the Gas Research Institute. The 1992 count comes from an in-house SAIC survey completed in June 1993.
 According to David Friedman, SAIC project manager, the 1990 and 1992 counts are comparable to figures released by the American Gas Association, but considerably lower than the long-standing Department of Energy figure of 30,000. "The SAIC count is based on a complete survey of the 158 gas distribution companies and other CNG refuelers operating some 856 CNG refueling stations across the U.S.," Friedman said.
 He also noted that "CNG refuelers expect the vehicle count to reach 50,000 by the end of 1994. This would continue the almost 50-percent- per-year growth rate over the past few years." CNG vehicles are already the second-largest class of alternative-fuel vehicles, behind liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, vehicles.
 Fifteen companies report supplying natural gas for 500 or more CNG vehicles. Six companies report supplying natural gas for more than 1,000 vehicles. The following table shows the top six CNG refuelers by the number of CNG vehicles they refuel, directly or indirectly, through their system.
 Top Six CNG Fuel Suppliers by Number of CNG Vehicles
 Number of Vehicles Refueled at the End of 1992
 1. Natural Fuels Corp. (Colo.) 1,350
 2. Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. (Okla.) 1,298
 3. Lone Star Gas Co. (Texas) 1,150
 4. Pacific Gas and Electric (Calif.) 1,050
 5. Brooklyn Union Gas Co. (N.Y.) 1,030
 6. Southwest Gas Co. (Ariz.) 1,007
 In 1992, the most CNG was dispensed by companies headquartered in Texas (about 2 million therms, equal to about 1.6 million gallons of gasoline). Companies headquartered in New York, Ohio, Georgia and California dispensed between 1.5 million and 2 million therms each. Five more states, Colorado, Indiana, Oklahoma, Florida and Illinois, account for between 1 million and 1.5 million therms each. All together, CNG vehicles used about 24 million therms in 1992 (equal to just under 20 million gallons of gasoline), up from about 10 million therms in 1990.
 SAIC supplies high-technology products and services to government and the private sector. With $1.5 billion in annual revenues and 15,000 employees in more than 250 locations throughout the world, SAIC is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States.
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