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What is Compressed Natural Gas and Why is it Important?

You may be using natural gas to heat your home because about half the people in the United States are. They use natural gas for many reasons because it is one of the safest and cleanest sources of energy and also because the majority of the natural gas we use we get from the United States.

So why don’t we use natural gas for more than just heating our homes?

The good news is we are working on it. Recently, the United States has been looking into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative to gasoline for our vehicles. CNG is odorless, colorless and tasteless and it comes from natural gas wells drilled in the United States. Natural Gas powers millions of vehicles in the world, but not that many in the United States.

Exploring CNG for use in automobiles is important because CNG costs about 50% less than gasoline or diesel and it emits up to 90% fewer emissions than gasoline does. CNG is better for our wallets and the environment. Also, we have an abundant supply of CNG right here in the United States. This means that we don’t have to worry about costs of buying it and importing it like we do with petroleum.

You may be wondering about the safety implications of using CNG as a fuel for our vehicles, and the good news is there are strict safety standards for CNG vehicles to make them just as safe as gasoline powered vehicles.

Interested in CNG? Do some research and find out if a CNG vehicle is for you. At Walton, we know that natural gas is a great source of energy for your home, so it might be something to look into for your vehicle as well. 

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