Monday, February 17, 2014

Compressed Natural Gas [CNG] Growing As Alternative to Costly Gasoline Usage

drew-swanton-parker-storeDrew Swanton
Parker Store Mgr.

You have probably noticed that compressed natural gas [CNG] has taken off as an alternative to gasoline for transportation fleets such as buses, waste removal trucks, and long-haul trucking.

The worldwide production of CNG has been growing at almost an exponential rate with a lot of other countries converting a large number of personal vehicles to gas too. At The Hope Group we have recognized this growing industry and have the means to set you up with everything you need to get your state of the art CNG station going.

For those of you who don’t know much about CNG, it is basically compressed methane gas that can be used as a cheaper fuel replacement for gasoline and propane with less undesirable side effects of the combustion process (i.e. harmful exhaust fumes such as CO2, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, etc.) CNG also releases more than 1.5x the amount of energy than standard gasoline but because it is a gas (not to be confused with a liquefied gas) more storage space is required.

Because of the storage requirements early usage was mostly limited to municipalities who had the means to fund an expensive storage system. Now that CNG has become more common and the price of storing and transferring has become cheaper it is a great way to save money on gasoline and diesel. Current CNG prices are around half the cost of standard oil based fuel prices and remember- you get more bang for your buck from a GGE (gasoline gallon equivalent) of CNG than you do with regular fuel.

CNG storage tanks on a personal vehicle in the spare wheel well.

As a Parker distributor we can provide certified CNG hose assemblies for your vehicle, transfer station and pumping station. We also stock plenty of stainless steel tubing, fittings and flex metal hose to get your CNG station going fast. If you want to know more about our capabilities please visit our website at or feel free to contact me via e-mail @ .