Convert your tank to Compressed Natural Gas! Clean. Abundant. American.
CNG is a readily available alternative to gasoline that’s made by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. Consisting mostly of methane, CNG is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It's drawn from domestically drilled natural gas wells or in conjunction with crude oil production.
As gasoline prices continue to rise, American interest in CNG is rising, and with good reason – CNG costs about 50% less than gasoline or diesel, emits up to 90% fewer emissions than gasoline, and there’s an abundant supply right here in America. So it’s clean, affordable, abundant and American. Burns & Burns even has a location that will provide this service to you - at 1600 Highway 11 South in Meridian, Mississippi.
Although CNG is flammable, it has a narrow flammability range, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, making it an inherently safe fuel. Strict safety standards make CNG vehicles as safe as gasoline-powered vehicles. In the event of a spill or accidental release, CNG poses no threat to land or water, as it is nontoxic. CNG also disperses rapidly, minimizing ignition risk when compared to gasoline. Natural gas is lighter than air and will not pool as a liquid or vapor.
The history of CNG as a transportation fuel dates back to World War II. Natural gas vehicles are a proven technology that have been enhanced and refined over the years into a convenient and extremely safe method of transportation. Daily use of natural gas vehicles can be found throughout the United States in a variety of applications.
Care about the environment? Using CNG means releasing less pollution into the air. Natural gas vehicles can have a direct, positive impact on America’s air quality and environment – today. NGVs improve air quality through dramatic reductions in emissions, such as:
• Reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% to 30%
• Reducing carbon monoxide (CO) emissions up to 75%
• Reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by approximately 50%
• Reducing up to 95% of particle matter (PM) emissions
• Reducing volatile organic compound (VOCs) emissions by 55%
Driving doesn’t have to cost big bucks. Switching to CNG means paying about half as much at the pump. Compressed natural gas (CNG) is an affordable alternative when compared to gasoline or diesel fuel. CNG can cut fuel costs by about 50% while delivering the same power and performance.
The world may be running out of some fuel supplies. But we keep finding new reserves of CNG. Vast new natural gas resources are being discovered across North America. In the past five years, shale reservoirs have revealed natural gas deposits that doubled previous estimated U.S. gas reserves – giving us close to a 100-year supply. And the supply is growing as new technology allows us to produce from large reserves that were too difficult to access until recently. It’s vital because many experts agree that global oil production has peaked, even as demand is still rising. Because of its growing abundance, domestic natural gas will play a major role in meeting our 21st-century energy needs.
There are at least 22 shale basins located onshore in more than 20 states in the U.S. including Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Using CNG means keeping your money in America and creating jobs and wealth right here at home. Natural gas vehicles are our best answer for reducing dependence on foreign oil and increasing domestic energy and national security. Almost all of the natural gas we use comes from right here in North America. Conversely, 60% of the oil we use is imported.
We export approximately $1.25 billion a day to pay for foreign oil, adding to our trade deficit and weakening the dollar. By using domestic natural gas, we strengthen both our nation’s economy and energy security – keeping jobs and revenues at home.
In July 2012 the U.S. spent $34.6 billion on imported oil. If not burdened with this addiction, our country could have:
• Hired more than 621,000 new teachers
• Funded highway repairs for about 11 years
• Built 55,329 new elementary schools