why CNG?

CNG is Less Expensive

  • CNG can cut fuel costs up to 40%
  • Payback on the CNG vehicle premium is commonly from 1-3 years.
  • The CNG price can be managed to help maintain your operating budget.
Fuel Type

 US Average    Jan. 2015

Unit
CNG $2.11 GGE
Propane $2.92 Gallon
Gasoline $2.30 Gallon
Diesel $3.06 Gallon
Biodiesel $4.02 Gallon
Ethanol (E85) $2.21 Gallon

 

Source:  US Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center

The CNG price can be managed to help maintain your operating budget.

CNG is Cleaner

  • Cuts CO2 by 25%
  • Cuts Carbon Monoxide by 90%
  • Cuts Mercury by 100%
  • Cuts Sulfur Dioxide by 99.9%
  • Cuts Particulates by 91%
  • Cuts Nitrogen Oxide by 78%

 

CNG is Made in the U.S.A.

  • The U.S. already produces the vast majority of the natural gas it consumes.
  • 32 states can produce natural gas, providing an abundant 100+ year supply.
  • U.S. natural gas reserves are larger than Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves.
  • U.S. natural gas deposits are larger and more widespread than coal.
  • 85% of the U.S. population lives within 3 miles of the nation’s robust pipeline grid.

CNG is in Demand

  • CNG fleet use/conversion is expected to grow at 300% per year for the next 10 years.
  • CNG use for vehicle fuel doubled between 2003 and 2009, displacing more than 300 million gallons of diesel.
  • Every major auto manufacturer will have a CNG vehicle in production by 2013.
  • Executive order signed requiring Federal Fleet (the nation’s largest light-duty truck fleet) to acquire or convert 1,000 vehicles to alternative fuel by December 31, 2015 prioritizing regions where refueling infrastructure exists.
  • Municipalities are increasingly requiring CNG vehicles and infrastructure.

 

 

CNG is Safe

  • It's lighter than air, dissipating when released.
  • High ignition temperature: 1000-1100F
  • Small range of air/fuel combustion ratio
  • Colorless, odorless, non-toxic
  • Doesn’t leak into groundwater

 

CNG is Available Now

For all these reasons, CNG is a clear alternative to diesel. But most importantly, it’s available today. While other forms of alternative energy are available or on the horizon, they either don't make economical and operational sense or they don’t yet make sense for everyday use. And several alternatives aren’t expected for at least 30 years.

What America needs is a cleaner, cheaper, domestically made solution that’s available right now. We believe CNG is that solution. We’re here to make it work for you.