Recent advances in production technology have dramatically increased our reserves of domestic natural gas, stabilized prices, and increased the cost savings relative to gasoline and diesel. This provides further assurance that using American, abundant, affordable natural gas as a vehicle fuel is good for our economy, our environment and our country – for generations to come. Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Both are cleaner, safer and less expensive than traditional fuels. New developments in engine and vehicle technology, more stringent air quality regulations, and government incentives make this choice increasingly attractive.
Of the more than 15 million NGVs worldwide and 135,000 on U.S. roads, most are buses, refuse trucks and light- and medium-duty fleet vehicles, but manufacturers are now producing several models suitable for consumer use. Also, there are more than 100 models of gasoline-powered vehicles which can be converted to operate on CNG.
Our nation has the most extensive natural gas distribution system of any country in the world, making it feasible to install CNG fueling equipment at existing gas stations supplied from existing natural gas lines. There are more than 1,300 NGV fueling stations available now and the number is growing fast. In addition, convenient home refueling with CNG home refueling appliances is already available with more appliances expected on the market soon.
Are NGVs right for your lifestyle or business? Contact us for more information. Virginia Natural Gas can provide you with clean, affordable natural gas to fuel your vehicles and assist you with evaluating the options.