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About NGVs

Energy conservation and sustainability practices are very important in today's economic climate. Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) offer environmental, energy efficient and cost-saving solutions.

  • Natural gas costs, on average, are one-third to one-half less than conventional gasoline at the pump.
  • There are more than 120,000 NGVs on U.S. roads today and more than 15.2 million worldwide.
  • There are approximately 1,000 NGV fueling stations in the U.S. – over half are available for public use.
  • There are also home refueling appliances available.
  • More than 50 different manufacturers produce 150 models of light, medium and heavy-duty natural gas vehicles and engines.
  • Natural gas is sold in GGEs or gasoline gallon equivalents. A GGE has the same energy content (124,800 BTUs) as a gallon of gasoline.
  • Natural gas vehicles are also referred to as compressed natural gas vehicles or CNGs.
  • Natural gas vehicles use similar engine designs, components, body structures, etc., that gasoline or diesel fueled cars and trucks use. The primary difference is simply a different fuel source.
  • In the U.S. alone, NGVs offset the use of nearly 360 million gallons of gasoline in 2011.
  • GVs meet the strictest emission standards, including California's AT-PZEV standard.
  • NGVs are as safe as or safer than traditional gasoline or diesel vehicles.
Have an NGV question?

Send an email to Peoples Gas at ngv@tecoenergy.com Email Icon, or call
Kenneth Hernandez at (813) 228-1392.

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