Why use compressed natural gas as a fuel?
There are a number of advantages to using compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel in motor vehicles, including:
• CNG is the cleanest burning fossil fuel available today.
• CNG produces lower emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases than gasoline or diesel.
• CNG extends the time between required tune-ups and oil changes.
• CNG, on average, is historically less than the price of diesel fuel.
• CNG is safe - it is the same natural gas used to heat your home.
• CNG is plentiful – more than a 100-year supply of natural gas exists in the U.S. alone, including in Ohio, with more reserves continuing to be discovered.
• Domestic sources of CNG reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil.
• In the event of an accidental spill or release, CNG poses no threat to land or water because it disperses as a gas, unlike gasoline, diesel, or other traditional liquid fuels.

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1. Why use compressed natural gas as a fuel?
2. What is a natural gas vehicle?
3. How much does it cost to covert a typical vehicle to run on compressed natural gas?
4. Will I save money on fuel if I convert to compressed natural gas?
5. How is fueling a natural gas vehicle different than fueling a gasoline or diesel vehicle?
6. Is compressed natural gas safe?
7. Is using compressed natural gas harmful to the engine?
8. Is compressed natural gas environmentally-friendly?
9. Are natural gas vehicles available?
10. How do natural gas vehicles work?