Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is one of the cleanest fuels for our environment. CNG can reduce carbon dioxide or CO2 emissions up to 30 percent and toxic pollutants by up to 90 percent.
The Metropolitan Utilities District has used natural gas vehicles and CNG fueling equipment in its operations since the mid-1980s. Today, the District operates more than 160 CNG vehicles. We believe CNG is the fuel of the future - clean, abundant and American.
With the discovery of shale reserves, it is predicted that the United States has enough natural gas to last for at least 120 years. Natural gas prices remain steady and CNG continues to be approximately 40 to 50 percent lower in cost than gasoline.
Since natural gas is “made” right here in America, there is no need to import from other countries. Not having to rely on foreign oil is important for the security of our country and the future.
This summer, a third public CNG station is coming to Omaha. It will be located near 132nd and Cornhusker Rd. Having three stations in Omaha and three in Lincoln, with easy access from Interstate 80, is making CNG a more attractive option for companies to convert their vehicle fleets.
On Earth Day, April 22, 2014, all Omaha and Lincoln stations will offer CNG for 99 cents per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE). For more information call 402.504.7185 or visit http://www.mudomaha.com/live-green-think-blue/compressed-natural-gas.