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Monday, February 17, 2014
Compressed Natural Gas [CNG] Growing As Alternative to Costly Gasoline Usage
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
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.
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 www.cnghoseassemblies.com
or feel free to contact me via e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org .