Not only are NGVs better for the environment by reducing Greenhouse Gases, it is more cost efficient to run CNG. Choosing CNG over Gasoline or Diesel also helps to reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is Natural Gas taken from a line or well and compressed to 3,600 lbs, made up of mostly methane with one carbon atom.
A NGV is a vehicle retrofitted to run on CNG.
See CNG and NVGs for how a NGV works
Yes, the tanks are less combustible than those of Gasoline or Diesel due to having a higher ignition temperature and being a vapor.
Yes, NGVs emit less tailpipe emissions, reducing Greenhouse Gases and other harmful pollutants that go into the atmosphere with Gasoline and Diesel engines.
Filling a NGV is simple and safe. It takes about the same amount of time as Gasoline or Diesel. The refilling nozzle clicks onto the fill receptacle on the vehicle and the dispenser will shut off automatically when the cylinder is full.
That depends, there are slow-fill or fast-fill Compressors. At a public (fast-fill) station, filling up with CNG takes about the same time as it does to fill up with Gasoline or Diesel. The fill time of a slow-fill Compressor is based on the GGE hourly production rate.
Yes, depending on the fill station or the price you pay your energy provider per MCF, CNG is cheaper than Gasoline and Diesel Fuel.
Usually a leader in innovative processes, the US is lagging behind much of the world in the quantity of NGVs on the road. There are over 12 million NGVs on the road in the world and about 110,000 on the road in the US.
No. CNG burns cleaner than Gasoline and is actually better for the engine and reduces engine maintenance. The vapor gas acts as a “steam clean” to the engine.
Yes, getting an EPA-Certified Conversion or a CNG Compressor may qualify you for a tax incentive.
Public filling stations are located throughout the US. You can find fill station locations and prices by visiting www.cngprices.com
You can convert anything with an engine to run on CNG. We have done conversions on over 500 different types of engines ranging from small lawn equipment to over the road tractors.
Absolutely, yes. With more and more NGVs on the road, the need for foreign oil has been reduced and will continue to decline as the NGVs increase. The amount of Natural Gas that has been discovered over the past few years in the US only adds to the incentive to move toward more NGVs and utilize our own Country’s resources.
Conversion cost depends on the vehicle and the kind of system you want to INVEST in. All conversions are EPA compliant; however newer vehicles can have an EPA Certified Conversion kits installed. There are multiple choices for the custom conversion kits.
Depending on your needs, you would need to choose a Compressor model and a personalized quote will be created.
Yes, the gas piped in to your home may be put through a Compressor to fuel your NGV.
Bi-fuel vehicles run on both CNG and Gasoline or Diesel. Dedicated vehicles run on CNG alone.
In Gasoline vehicles, your MPG will stay about the same, however gas mileage in Diesel engines will increase.
1 CF = 1,000 BTU
1 MCF = 1,000 CF
1 MCF = 7.8 GGE
1 GGE = 128.2 CF
What is CNG?
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is Natural Gas taken from a line or a well and compressed to 3,600 lbs, made up of mostly methane with one carbon atom. Natural Gas is a vastly abundant domestic fuel of which 98% of the world's supply comes from North America (more than 85% in the US alone).