ALTERNATIVE FUEL SERVICES
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG or Propane) are readily available alternative fuels v. gasoline and diesel. CNG, LNG and Propane burn cleaner resulting in reduced emissions and less engine wear. They are also significantly more economical than gasoline and diesel. Alternative fuels are ideally used in fleets operated by delivery and service businesses, municipalities (police and park services), and select government agencies
Natural Gas (compressed and liquefied) powers more than 14 million vehicles around the world today. Unfortunately, less than 250,000 of those vehicles are being utilized in the U.S. To date, the average growth rate in the U.S. has been about 4% per year since 2000. In contrast, global growth has boomed at a rate over 30% per year.
Propane is also being used increasingly for vehicle fuels. In the U.S., over 190,000 on-road vehicles use Propane. It is the third most popular vehicle fuel in America, behind gasoline and Diesel fuel. In other parts of the world, propane used in vehicles is known as autogas. Over 13 million vehicles worldwide use autogas.
The numbers of CNG fuel stations across the U.S. has begun to increase and will allow more rapid growth of CNG vehicles on U.S. roads. There are 12,000 around the world, yet the U.S. claims about 500 public stations. New technologies and greater demand will fuel the growth of new stations.
As gasoline prices rise, American interest in operating vehicles on alternative fuels is rising, and with good reason – CNG, LPG, and Biodiesel costs less than gasoline or diesel, burns cleaner (20% to 50%) and there’s an abundant supply right here in the States.
CNG, LPG, Biodiesal are clean, affordable, abundant, and American!