FAQ | Clean N' Green Fuel

What is CNG?

CNG or compressed natural gas is a domestically available, economical, clean burning, alternative fuel source for vehicles

Why use it?

Emissions reductions

  • Lower emissions than regular petroleum fuel but the same energy output.
  • Fueling with CNG can reduce exhaust emissions of:
    • Carbon monoxide (CO) by 70 percent
    • Non-methane organic gas (NMOG) by 87 percent
    • Nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 87 percent
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) by almost 20 percent below those of gasoline vehicles.

Price

CNG is typically 1/3 less than petroleum based fuel.  It is also less volatile than the petroleum market.

Availability/sources

CNG can be collected from both onshore and offshore wells. US domestic production has boomed out of shale deposits along the Gulf.

CNG Compatible Vehicles- Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV)

  • 9 million natural gas vehicles worldwide and 120,000 in the U.S.
  • Only one consumer CNG compatible car is on the market, The Honda Civic GX .
  • It is possible to convert a regular vehicle into a CNG compatible vehicle, the cost to convert can range from about $12,500 to $22,500 depending on the vehicle, engine, size of CNG tanks needed, and who does the converting
  • Typical Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) include;  taxi cabs, over-the-road trucks, street sweepers, ice resurfacers, transit buses, refuse haulers, school buses,  delivery vehicles , airport shuttle,  and forklifts.