Benefits Of CNG

CNG is a wise choice because it’s affordable, clean, and American.

CNG is an alternative to traditional fuels that’s made by compressing natural gas to high pressures. This compression allows larger amounts of fuel to be stored in small places—like a vehicle’s fuel tank. Over the past decade, improvements in engine technology have made CNG a viable option for mainstream vehicle applications. And the abundant supply of it has made CNG America’s fuel of choice. Converting to CNG doesn’t have to be difficult, so we’ve created this page to help educate you on the steps involved.

The underlying emissions

Another way CNG is better for the environment than traditional fuels is in getting the fuel to the dispenser. Petroleum-based fuels such as diesel and gasoline require a tanker-vehicle delivery to the station. CNG, on the other hand, is simply piped into the compressor from natural gas lines already nearby.

AFFORDABLE | A stable and reliable answer for the volatile costs of gasoline or diesel.

Companies that convert their fleets to CNG can reduce their fuel costs by as much as 50%, while reducing emissions and breaking away from foreign-oil dependence. We think of it as a win-win-win.

30-50%

The amount businesses and consumers can typically expect to save when using CNG versus gasoline or diesel*

Source: US Dept. of Energy. 
*Savings vary based on annual usage

CLEAN | Breathe easier. Compressed Natural Gas is a clean-burning alternative to traditional fuels.

Vehicles that run on CNG have dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions. Compared with petroleum-based fuels, CNG emits 30% less carbon dioxide, 75% less carbon monoxide, and 90% less particulate matter. It’s an economical solution for greening your fleet and meeting EPA standards.

Natural gas vehicles improve air quality through dramatic reductions in emissions:

30% reduction in carbon dioxide
75% reduction in
carbon monoxide
50% reduction in nitrogen oxide
90% reduction of particulate matter
Source: TIAX Report – Full Fuel Cycle Assessment: Well-to-Wheels Energy Inputs, Emissions, and Water Impacts, 08/07 (Prepared for California Energy Commission).

DOMESTIC | We’re driving America’s fuel production.

Natural gas is an abundant natural resource right here in the U.S. The country has a 100+ year supply of natural gas, so when you convert to CNG you are helping to increase our energy independence and drive job growth right here at home.

24% of all oil consumed in the U.S. is imported
70% of all oil consumed in the U.S. is used for transportation
Source: Energy Information Administration (EIA) 01/27/2014

Maximize the efficiency

Any fleet vehicle can improve its emission efficiency with a CNG conversion—while moving your business further into the green. But when it comes to return-to-base fleets, “day-cab” fleets, and vehicles with a high start and stop rate, CNG is a clear winner. Along with fewer emissions than traditional vehicles, the noise differential between a CNG engine and diesel is ten-to-one. That means noise pollution can be reduced significantly.

Rising cost of diesel efficiency

CNG has always had fewer emissions than other fuels because of its unique molecular structure, which makes it a cleaner fuel before it goes into your truck. That means your CNG vehicle doesn’t require expensive retro-fit scrubbers and filtration systems to be environmentally friendly. Add to that the maintenance costs of diesel emissions, augmentation, and your annual budget will thank you for using CNG.

CNG improves the sustainability of your company.

When it comes to the fleet vehicles dotting the highways, CNG-fueled fleets are the most environmentally-friendly. By reducing the amount of emissions, gallon-for-gallon and mile-for-mile, CNG is still cheaper and cleaner than any other vehicle fuel out of the pump. By converting some or all of your fleet to CNG, you can significantly increase the sustainability rating of your company.

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