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Driving you to a cleaner, more secure future

As America's foundation fuel, natural gas can help lead the way in breaking America's dependence on oil imports. Nowhere is this more true than the transportation sector where natural gas can immediately be put to use across the country to fuel a wide range of transportation options, from fleets and light-duty vehicles to heavy-duty trucking and off-road applications.

Greener than you think

Natural gas is by far the cleanest-burning fossil fuel; it produces 50% less carbon dioxide than coal and 30% less than oil. As a transportation fuel, it is also highly efficient and cost effective to use. According to a study on behalf of the California Energy Commission, natural gas vehicles (NGVs) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% compared to gasoline vehicles and up to 22% when compared to diesel vehicles. In fact, NGVs produce little or no evaporative emissions during fueling and use.

Why pay more at the pump?

With concern over high gasoline prices, it’s no surprise many fleet owners are looking to compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative transportation fuel. In July 2012, the cost of CNG fuel was 53% less than gasoline. In addition, the number of nationwide CNG refueling stations has grown 13% annually since 2009. Today, there are more than 1,000 CNG refueling stations nationwide and that number continues to grow every day.

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To learn more about NGVs and using natural gas as a clean and affordable alternative transportation fuel,
please contact Joe Varela at (520) 794-6429 or visit the websites below:

American Gas Association

Clean Cities

CNG Now

Green Fleet Magazine, Natural Gas

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGV America)

Southern Nevada Fleet Association

Tucson Clean Cities

US Gas Vehicles

Valley of the Sun Clean Cities

Watch this video to learn more about the future of transportation with alternative fuels.

News

May 13, 2013 – Green vehicle technology celebrated
GreenFest 2013 celebrated Earth Day in April by showcasing a Green Vehicle & Tech Zone on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Tech Zone showcased vehicles powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG: a Honda Civic, a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD truck from Southwest Gas; as well as other vehicles with electric motors.

June 4, 2013 – City of Tucson, Clean Cities Tucson/Pima Association of Governments and Southwest Gas unveil the city’s first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuse haulers
The City of Tucson continues to put alternative transportation fuels to work by introducing their first CNG fueled refuse haulers. With this addition, the city expects to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 30 percent while reducing its tailpipe particulates by as much as 90 percent. Their fuel cost will be reduced by nearly a dollar a gallon.

CNG refuse haulers