Fleets that have successfully deployed Natural Gas vehicles have seen fuel-related operating cost reductions of 35% or more. For this reason, Natural Gas used in place of Diesel is worth investigation. However, cost savings of this magnitude do come with a fair amount of analysis, planning, decision-making and work. And in the end, the transition of a fleet to Natural Gas should be approached as a fact-based business case that fits the individual fleet operations.
Emissions from CNG fuel systems are up to 90% lower than traditional gasoline systems. Switching to CNG fuel systems and natural gas vehicles in the city and over the road can help you meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) non-attainment measures, which means you can deliver on your company’s commitment to cleaner air.
CNG is natural gas, but compressed to less than 1% of its volume. It’s also clear, odorless and noncorrosive. While CNG is flammable, the EPA states that it has a narrow flammability range.
Experts estimate that there is a greater than a 100-year supply of natural gas in shale reservoirs across the U.S. As natural-gas drilling technology has advanced, we now have greater, easier and more access to these natural gas stores.