In recent months, more and more municipalities are requiring their refuse and other truck fleets to convert to compressed natural gas. This is due in large part to the benefits that CNG has over petroleum-based fuels, especially when it comes to budgets and environmental aspects of your town. Whether this is a new concept or something you’ve put some thought into, the following information shows why opting for CNG is a smart move for your town.
What is compressed natural gas?
Compressed natural gas is composed mostly of methane and comes from natural sources. This fuel has been used to fuel fleets and serves as an alternative to petroleum like gasoline or diesel. Plus, it’s equipped to handle small-, mid- and heavy-duty trucks.
What are the cost benefits?
Opting for compressed natural gas provides your town with a cost-savings that can be used to benefit the local community. For instance, vehicles with CNG require less maintenance, and the cost of CNG doesn’t fluctuate the same way as gasoline or diesel. With this cost savings, towns can provide perks to residents, whether through offering tax breaks or providing more services in the area.
What are the environmental benefits?
Municipalities and towns are opting for CNG because it delivers more environmental benefits that can be extremely advantageous for local residents. For starters, these vehicles release 25% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel and less toxins, which creates cleaner air throughout the area.
Ozinga is an expert in converting fleets to CNG as well as installing CNG stations. If your municipality or business is interested in running on compressed natural gas, contact one of our energy experts today.