Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a fossil fuel substitute for gasoline (petrol), diesel or propane fuel.
Although its combustion does produce greenhouse gases, it is a more environmentally clean alternative to those fuels, and it is much safer than other fuels in the event of a spill (natural gas is lighter than air, and disperses quickly when released).
CNG is made by compressing natural gas (which is mainly composed of methane [CH4]), to less than 1 percent of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. It is stored and distributed in hard containers, at a normal pressure of 200–220 bar (2900–3200 psi), usually in cylindrical or spherical shapes.
CNG is used in traditional gasoline internal combustion engine cars that have been converted into bi-fuel vehicles (gasoline/CNG). Natural gas vehicles are increasingly used in Europe and South America due to rising gasoline prices.
In response to high fuel prices and environmental concerns, CNG is used in pickup trucks, transit and school buses and trains... read more.
Click here to go the U.S. Department of Energy CNG website.
- M.U.D.'s deal has potential -- Omaha World-Herald editorial, May 4, 2012
- M.U.D. deal may help your wallet -- Omaha World-Herald, May 3, 2012
- A sale on gas ... natural gas, that is -- Omaha World-Herald, April 21, 2012
- Earth Day YouTube video. Click to view.
- Natural gas makes gains -- Omaha World-Herald editorial, January 4, 2012
- Running on natural gas -- Omaha World-Herald, June 11, 2011
- Public natural gas station to open June 10 -- June 6, 2011
- M.U.D., MAPA pursue it: Natural gas option -- Omaha World-Herald editiorial, May 11, 2011
- Natural gas and water quality -- CNN Money and American Gas Association interview
- Metro getting natural gas buses -- Omaha World-Herald, May 7, 2011
- Natural gas vehicles -- KFAB, May 6, 2011
- Natural gas buses in Omaha -- Metro Area Planning Commission newsletter, April 2011
- Natural gas gets a closer look from vehicle fleet managers -- Lincoln Journal Star, April 29, 2011
- CNG Workshop agenda and presentations -- April 28, 2011
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- M.U.D.'s natural gas project: Diversify the mix -- Omaha World-Herald editorial, January 31, 2011
- M.U.D. to build two compressed natural gas stations; Nebraska Energy Office low interest loan to finance the project -- January 26, 2011
- Fill'er up with natural gas: Push for its use in cars to include public fueling stations in Omaha -- Omaha World-Herald editorial, October 22, 2010
- M.U.D.'s natural gas vehicles. The car's a real gas -- Omaha World-Herald editorial, September 23, 2009
- M.U.D. receives preliminary grant to build two public compressed natural gas filling stations -- September 2, 2009
- Furthermore -- Omaha World-Herald editorial on fuel tax waiver for natural gas, May 17, 2009
- Production of Honda Civic GX natural gas vehicles begins -- May 13, 2009
- Jump-start is sought for natural gas vehicles -- Omaha World-Herald, May 11, 2009
- U.S. gas fields go from bust to boom -- Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2009
- M.U.D. is showing the way -- Natural gas opportunity -- Omaha World-Herald editorial, April 20, 2009
- Natural gas fuels new car excitement -- Omaha World-Herald, April 15, 2009
- M.U.D. urging people to fill up using natural gas -- KPTM Channel 42 News, April 15
- Driving the natural gas trend -- Can you handle paying 49 cents a gallon? -- WOWT News, April 15
- Even Dr. Phil might like this compressed natural gas station -- Lincoln Journal Star, April 13, 2009
- At the starting line -- Omaha World-Herald editorial, September 8, 2008
- Natural gas fuels M.U.D. car -- Omaha World-Herald, August 6, 2008
- Click here for video about Phill stations
Fill your CNG vehicle at home using a "Phill" station installed on your property, such as in the garage. A Phill station costs approximately $4,000. Installation is extra. There may be federal tax incentives.
A-1 United Heating & Air, Omaha (402.593.7500) is licensed to install Phill stations.
||O'Daniel Honda, 123 Beverly Dr. (78th & Dodge Sts.), Omaha, is a licensed natural gas vehicle dealer -- phone: 402.393.7801; 800.694.6632.