Why do so many believe that compressed natural gas (CNG) is a superior transportation fuel?
CNG has many advantages over gasoline. Here are a few of the big ones:
Natural Gas is Cleaner-Burning
Natural Gas Prices are Low and Stable
Despite the recent drop in gasoline prices, natural gas is expected to remain significantly cheaper over the next generation:
The price of gasoline fluctuates dramatically when crude oil prices shift. Conversely, natural gas only makes up 20% of the price of CNG at the pump, so price changes in natural gas have little impact on the total cost of CNG.
Natural Gas is Abundant and Domestic
According to the American Gas Association, natural gas reserves in the United States will last over 100 years.