Compressed Natural Gas
What is Compressed Natural Gas?
- Natural gas compressed to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure
- Drawn from domestically drilled gas wells or in conjunction with crude oil production
- Consists mostly of methane, and is odorless, colorless and tasteless
How it helps the environment
- Replaces more emissions-heavy gasoline and diesel
- Produces clean, affordable fuel
- Produces lower urban and greenhouse gas emissions in vehicles than gasoline and diesel
- Costs less than gasoline and diesel
Why it's a great choice for the future
U.S. recoverable natural gas reserves can meet total domestic demand through the end of the century.
The retail price of CNG over time is typically 40 to 50 percent less than an equivalent quantity of gasoline or diesel.
More than 1,500 commercial CNG refueling stations currently operate in the U.S.
CNG powered vehicles emit up to 25% less carbon dioxide than gasoline or diesel powered vehicles.
Sources: American Clean Skies, Alternative Fuel Price Report, U.S. Energy Information Administration, NGV America
- We've supported CNG initiatives since the 1980s.
- In the past few years, we've upgraded three of our primary CNG fueling facilities and added more than 90 CNG powered vehicles to our utility fleet..
- We're actively involved in providing regional natural gas vehicle operators and compressed natural gas infrastructure developers the information they need to consider CNG for their use