Some quick facts about compressed natural gas (CNG):
- The U.S. has an estimated 100-year supply of natural gas.
- There are more than 400 public CNG filling stations in the U.S., with many more planned or under construction.
- CNG often costs up to 50% less than gasoline or diesel.
- CNG can fuel everything from motorcycles to passenger cars to light duty trucks to buses and refuse trucks.
- CNG burns much more cleanly than gasoline or diesel:
- Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 30%
- Reducing carbon monoxide (CO) emissions up to 75%
- Reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by approximately 50%
- Reducing particulate matter (PM) emissions up to 95%
- Reducing volatile organic compound (VOCs) emissions by 55%
- Virtually all of the CNG we need can be produced in North America, rather than spending money on foreign oil.
- Natural gas has been used in vehicles since World War II.
- Natural gas powers more than 12 million vehicles worldwide, but only 125,000 of them are in the United States.
- There are more than 400 public CNG filling stations in the U.S., with many more planned or under construction. The CNG Fuel Finder app for mobile phones can help you find them.
- Major corporations and governments including AT&T, Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport, Disneyland Resorts, the National Park Service and UPS have made the move to NGVs to lower their fuel costs and emissions.
- Natural gas is lighter than air, meaning any leaks will quickly dissipate, rather than pooling on the ground like gasoline and creating a fire risk. Because natural gas ignites at a very high temperature, it is less likely to catch fire.
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