Compressed Natural Gas
Natural gas is a fuel for your car or truck that burns cleaner, is produced in the United States and costs about half as much as gasoline or diesel. Learn more at CNGnow.
Nearly any vehicle can be converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), and automakers are now offering more options than ever before. Best of all, CNG is available today, and new stations are opening all the time. Natural gas is produced from the ground, purified and compressed, and made ready to transport and store. CNG isn't a dream for tomorrow. It's here today.
CNG is made by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. Consisting mostly of methane, CNG is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It is produced from domestic natural gas wells drilled in geological formations across America.
Driving a natural gas vehicle (NGV) can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 30% and toxic pollutants by up to 90%. This is good news for consumers who care about the environment and for fleets that need to meet legal standards.
Scaling up the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel will create much-needed jobs and businesses to help move the economy forward. Domestic automakers will continue to build all sizes of vehicles because natural gas can power everything from semitrucks to small cars. Auto manufacturing plants will incorporate natural gas fuel systems in all vehicle models during the assembly process. Plus, the economic savings for cities and states through the use of CNG will lead to a reduction in fuel costs for school and transit buses, as well as sanitation vehicles.