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  7/2/2012, Tammuz 12, 5772

Fee for LNG Conversion in Vehicles Canceled


The Knesset Finance Committee on Monday canceled a state fee of NIS 224 that had been levied to car owners who sought to convert their vehicle's fuel from gasoline to natural gas. The fee was canceled as a result of a change in vehicle conversion procedures; it is no longer necessary to bring the vehicle with a converted fuel supply to the Licensing Bureau. Instead, drivers can bring vehicles to local inspection facilities for approval.

With recent discoveries of natural gas off Israel's coasts, there has been a great deal of interest among some drivers on the possibility of using liquefied natural gas (LNG) for their vehicles, on the theory that, because the LNG is not being purchased from abroad, it may be significantly cheaper than regular gasoline.