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Clean, affordable and abundant energy to meet the growing demand.
CNG cars produce fewer emissions than electric cars if the power plants that produce the electricity are powered by Coal, Oil or natural gas
    U.S. Nationwide CNG Price $1.77
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Drive in the Carpool Lane & Pay 80¢ a Gallon for Fuel
or less than 50¢ if you are a commercial account.

How would you like to drive in the carpool lane with only one person and also be able to buy fuel for your car at 80 cents a gallon? You can easily do this by driving your own natural gas fueled car.

I have my own Crown Victoria natural gas car, which gets about 22 miles to the gallon, and my daughter has a Honda Civic, which gets about 35 miles to the gallon. We have driven these for over 5 years and have not only saved a ton of money on gasoline but also a tremendous amount of time on the highway by being able to use the carpool lanes. At this time only natural gas cars and 100% electric cars can get carpool stickers. The hybrids are no longer allowed in the carpool lanes in California.

I also have a company that has 24 natural gas trucks and our own natural gas fueling station. Fuel for our natural gas compressor with the government subsidies is less that 50 cents a gallon, therefore we are saving over $100,000 a year in fuel costs of what diesel would cost us.

Compare CNG Fuel Costs

To compare the raw cost of natural gas with that of Gasoline per gallon take the cost from the above chart for crude oil and divide by 44* then multiply the cost of Natural gas by .125 and then you can compare. Also remember the Crude Oil has to be refined and transported mostly by truck (this adds about 15% to the cost) where Natural Gas does not have to be refined and is transported mostly by pipe line. Example Natural gas cost $3.85 Crude Oil cost $100.00 a barrel. $3.85 times .125 = $0.42 cost of natural gas $100/44 =$2.27 +15% +64.5¢= $3.25 cost of gasoline.

* 44 is the gallons of product produced by 1 barrel of oil. 64.5¢ is Federal & state tax.





INTERESTING FACTS


  1. There are 12 million CNG powered cars on the road today in the world but only about 110,000 in the US.
  2. There are 12000 Cng stations in the world, 1100 in the US and 108 in California.
  3. Global growth rates for CNG powered vehicles are 30.6% while the growth rate for the U.S. is only about 4%.
  4. The average price for an equivalent gallon of CNG for a public station in Utah is $1.50 while it is $2.50 in California. Why? I don't know.
  5. CNG powered cars and buses are safer than gasoline powered cars because CNG is lighter than air and immediately escapes from the car in an accident while gasoline pools under the car.
  6. 30% of all new busses are powered by CNG today that number is expected to increase to 80% in the next several years because the cost of operation is less than ½ that of diesel busses.
  7. CNG cars produce fewer emissions than electric cars if the power plants that produce the electricity are powered by Coal, Oil or natural gas.
  8. ½ of all the cars in Brazil are tri fuel. They can run on 3 different fuels. Gasoline, Ethanol or Natural gas. Most of the Brazilians run their cars on Natural gas as it cost about ½ that of Gasoline.
  9. Natural gas is less expensive, more abundant and has a better distribution system in the USA than any other country.
  10. AT & T has 2000 CNG vans on the road and have ordered 2000 more. UPS and Federal express are also using CNG vans and trucks.

CNG Fleet

CASE STUDY
CNG Fleet
CNG Truck

Dedicated to reducing emissions and to lowering their carbon footprint, US Air Conditioning Distributors (USACD) implemented a "Rapid Delivery Service" out of their distribution center in Southern California using natural gas vehicles (NGV).

The "Rapid Delivery Service" is a fleet of 24 natural gas trucks. The natural gas fueled trucks produce only 5% of the pollution that gasoline or diesel engines produce. The trucks are issued a White Clean Air Vehicle Sticker from the DMV that allows the driver to drive in the carpool lane. Spending less time on the road has increased daily productivity, on the average, 20%.

USACD has an on-site CNG fleet fueling station. Major benefits have included:

Fuel from the natural gas compressor with the government subsidies is less that 50 cents a gallon, saving USACD over $100,000 a year in fuel costs compared to diesel.

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