Natural Gas Vehicles

Report December 04, 2009

Using natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel to power vehicles is a low-cost, low-emissions solution for reducing our nation's dependence on foreign energy sources while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and urban smog. Natural gas-powered vehicles (NGVs) in use today are helping to improve air quality by displacing petroleum-powered cars, vans, trucks and buses which contribute about three fourths of the carbon dioxide pollution found in urban areas. In 2008, use of NGVs displaced almost 300 million gallons of petroleum use in the U.S. Increasing the use of natural gas, an abundant domestic resource, as a transportation fuel, is a national security imperative 70% of the oil consumed by the U.S. is imported.

AGA Viewpoint and Advocacy

AGA Viewpoint on Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel - Natural gas vehicles are a proven way to improve air quality, while reducing the United States dependence on foreign oil.

New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act of 2011 (NAT GAS Act)

AGA Statements and Comments Filed


CNG Infrastructure Guide

Increased national interest in the development, operation and use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as an alternative vehicle fuel creates the need for an expanded CNG vehicle refueling infrastructure. The Drive Natural Gas Initiative s Infrastructure Committee developed this primer to help those interested in pursuing CNG development. Drawing on the collective knowledge and experience of the members of this committee, the guide will be a helpful resource to prospective station owner/operators, fleet managers, and those involved in the conversion and maintenance of natural gas vehicles.

Anyone with an interest in learning more about CNG infrastructure should consider taking a look at this guide.


Natural Gas Fleet Savings Calculator

The Natural Gas Fleet Savings Calculator is a spreadsheet based, total cost of ownership evaluation tool designed to help fleet owners conduct a preliminary analysis of the total costs associated with converting a fleet, or part of a fleet, to natural gas. It comes pre-loaded with the current numbers for natural gas vehicle availability and cost, but it is also fully customizable for fleet managers to input the parameters that best describe the kind of vehicles they use, and how they use them.


Fleet Management: Utility Experiences


Funding For NGV Projects

Clean Cities Program

Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program (VET), designed to curb the consumption of petroleum in the transportation industry. Clean Cities advances the use of alternative fuels and vehicles in a number of applications such as school buses, transit buses, airport vehicles, taxis and delivery fleets. The program expands key infrastructure partnerships and promotes advanced technologies to the general public.

$300 million in recovery act funds have been announced for the Clean Cities program. Funding requests must be submitted by state, local government or a metropolitan transportation authority AND a designated Clean Cities organization.

Other Funding Opportunities

NGV News and Information

NGV Resources and Publications

AGA Contact: Kathryn Clay at (202) 824-7122 or