CNG is clean, affordable, abundant and American.
CNG is Clean
Natural gas has remarkable qualities, whether used as a transportation fuel or to heat homes, cook food or produce electricity. Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) have dramatically lower emissions, such as:
- Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% to 30%
- Reducing carbon monoxide (CO) emissions up to 75%
- Reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by approximately 50%
- Reducing up to 95% of particle matter (PM) emissions
- Reducing volatile organic compound (VOCs) emissions by 55%
CNG is Affordable
Compared to gasoline or diesel, CNG can cut fuel costs by up to 50% while delivering the same power and performance. Record U.S. natural gas production — with estimates citing a 100-year supply — means drivers and fleet managers can count on reasonable prices for the foreseeable future. Consumers can also use a home-refueling unit that saves even more money and means you may never have to visit a filling station.
CNG is Abundant
Vast new natural gas resources are being discovered across North America. In the past five years, shale reservoirs have revealed natural gas deposits that doubled previous estimated reserves. Supply also continues to grow as new technology allows us to produce from large reserves that until recently were too difficult to access. Natural gas is vital, as many experts agree that global oil production has peaked even as demand is still rising. Because of its growing abundance, domestic natural gas will play a major role in meeting our 21st-century energy needs.
CNG and American Independence
The United States spends approximately $400 billion a year on foreign oil. This is the largest transfer of wealth in history, and it’s given OPEC a nearly 40-year stranglehold on the economy. Chesapeake has a scalable, affordable plan that can make the U.S. independent from foreign oil in five to 10 years. Read more about the plan and sign the Declaration of Energy Independence.