A: Natural gas vehicle fueling stations may be public or private. Compressed natural gas public facilities are typically installed at gas stations. Private stations are installed on consumers’ property for their fleet use.
A: YES! Individuals also may purchase and install a Residential Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Appliance like the FuelMaker Corporation Unit. Imagine the convenience of starting each day with a full tank of fuel. Imagine saying goodbye to filling station line-ups and the high price of gasoline! Now there is a convenient, efficient and economical alternative - on-site, natural gas refueling with the FuelMaker System.
A: There are many advantages to using compressed natural gas (CNG) for powering vehicles. Advantages include improved air quality, less dependence on foreign oil reserves, and operational cost savings and:
Natural gas as a vehicle fuel is economical.
As a vehicle fuel, natural gas still costs less than conventional gasoline. Our Laclede Shrewsbury CNG Station presently sells CNG for $1.59 / Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE)
Compressed natural gas provides significant environmental benefits. When compared with traditional vehicle fuels, CNG reduces emissions of reactive hydrocarbons by 85 percent (reactive hydrocarbons play a major role in the formation of ground-level ozone, the principal ingredient of smog). Natural Gas Vehicles are certified under Californias Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) standard, the toughest standard in the country.
Compressed Natural Gas is a safe vehicle fuel. Natural gas has one of the safest records of any transportation fuel. There are two primary reasons: the physical properties of natural gas (natural gas is lighter than air!), and the structural integrity of the natural gas vehicle storage system.
Natural Gas Vehicles are readily available. Natural gas vehicles can be purchased directly from General Motors and American Honda. CNG conversion systems are also available for several light and medium duty vehicles.
Natural gas vehicles contribute to America’s energy security. The United States is dependent on foreign oil for over 50% of its total energy needs. Natural gas is primarily a domestic fuel. About 90% of the natural gas used in the United States this year will be produced in the United States.
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