CNG or compressed natural gas is natural gas that is highly compressed and stored in high-pressure storage containers. CNG is used extensively as a transportation fuel for automobiles, trucks and busses. There are many benefits, economic and social, to using natural gas vehicles. Here are just a few:
- + Natural gas is a domestic fuel, improving energy security and lessening the United States’ dependence on foreign oil.
- + Though the price of natural gas varies the same as gasoline and diesel, historically the cost of natural gas has been between $0.84 and $3.19 per equivalent gallon of gasoline. This makes natural gas as a transportation fuel very economic at the pump.
- + Exhaust emissions are generally much lower than gasoline-powered vehicles.