Benefits for business
Natural gas has proven to be the money-saving, reliable vehicle fuel for use in both public and private fleets. In addition to saving you money, natural gas offers a litany of other great benefits. Its uses range from semi-trailers to delivery vans, public transit to waste collection. Regardless the application, fleet-owners have found that the smart fuel is natural gas.
Natural gas is reliable energy
Natural gas has been used in vehicles since the 1920s. Other countries were relying on its benefits as a vehicle fuel long before its rapid rise in popularity across the U.S. And of course, our utilities have provided safe, reliable natural gas service to homes and businesses for over 100 years.
Nationwide infrastructure already exists
Over 2.4 million miles of underground natural gas pipelines serve 71 million natural gas customers across the United States.
Natural gas saves you money
Natural gas prices have been low and stable for some time, and projections call for natural gas prices to remain stable for the foreseeable future. Adding or replacing just a few gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles in your fleet can yield long-term savings and peace of mind through fuel diversification.
Natural gas burns cleaner
Natural gas vehicles produce lower tailpipe emissions than gasoline or diesel engines. Converting one refuse truck to natural gas from diesel fuel reduces emissions by an amount equal to that of 325 gasoline-powered cars.
Natural gas is abundant
The United States has reliable access to a 100-year supply of natural gas, and new technologies could extend its availability even further.
America has more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil. North America is the source for 98 percent of the natural gas used in the United States, reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
Companies that diversify their vehicle fuel portfolio with natural gas vehicles reduce their exposure to sudden price-hikes and unpredictable fluctuations in gasoline and diesel fuel prices, especially when it comes to crude oil and its impact on diesel prices.
In March 2014 the average price for diesel fuel in the U.S. was $4 a gallon or more. At around $2.80, today’s diesel prices are providing a period of unexpected savings opportunities.
But how long will it last? You could gain long-term peace of mind by investing some of that short-term windfall in fuel diversification to protect your business from the full effect of the next spike in diesel prices.
Learn more about our fuel diversification model, get details on financial incentives and receive your personalized cost and benefit analysis when you contact us.
Natural gas works for businesses of all shapes and sizes
If your line of work isn’t listed in the limited sample below, don’t be disappointed. Contact us for examples of how companies like yours are enjoying the measurable benefits of natural gas vehicles.
- Public transportation
- Refuse and Recycling
- Regional Hauling
- Service Trades