Compressed Natural Gas

Compressed Natural Gas

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Clean alternative to gasoline and other fuels

 

What is Compressed Natural Gas?

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is an abundant clean burning alternative to gasoline and other transportation fuel. CNG is a readily available alternative to gasoline made by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmosphere pressure. There are approximately 110,000 natural gas vehicles currently operating in the United States and 12,000,000 worldwide.

Why Should You Care About CNG?

Why CNG?


CNG is Clean

CNG vehicles improve air quality through the following dramatic reductions in emissions:

  • Reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% - 30%
  • Reduces carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 70% - 90%
  • Reduces nitrogen oxide(NOx) emissions by 75% - 95%
  • Reduction of up to 90% of particle matter (PM) emissions
  • Reduces volatile organic compounds (VOC) by 89%

Source: NGV America/DOE/EPA

CNG is Affordable

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is an affordable alternative when compared to gasoline or diesel fuel. CNG can reduce fuel costs by more than 50% while delivering the same power and performance. Natural gas prices are independent of imported oil prices and are not affected by refinery limitations or interruptions.

Take control of your fuel costs today. The CNG fuel cost at AOG's station generally changes only twice a year, April 1 and November 1. For fueling location and detailed prices, see the CNG Prices and Location section below.

Other Benefits

Local supplies of natural gas are used when producing compressed natural gas (CNG) which in turn supports local jobs, paying gas royalties to local property owners, stimulating our local economy and reducing the amount of American dollars being sent to foreign countries to buy oil.

When used as an automotive fuel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is stored onboard vehicles in tanks that meet stringent safety requirements. Natural gas fuels are "sealed" which prevents spills or evaporative losses. Even if a leak were to occur in the fuel system, the natural gas would dissipate up into the atmosphere – unlike gasoline, which in the event of a leak or accident, pools on the ground, creating a fire hazard. Natural gas is not toxic or corrosive and will not contaminate ground water.

For more information on the benefits of CNG vehicles contact Eddie Fox.

CNG tank

Conversion to CNG

Qualified system retrofitters can also economically, safely, and reliably convert many vehicles for natural gas operation. Most converted vehicles are Bi-fuel: These vehicles have two separate fueling systems that enable them to run on either natural gas or gasoline. The cost to convert specific vehicles starts at $10,700 in our area. According to the miles driven and cost of gasoline, payback can be realized in two to three years.

Original Equipment Manufacturers Honda, Dodge, General Motors, and Ford, are currently producing vehicles with CNG capability or will be offering them in the future. Contact your local dealership for details. More information is available on the NGV Journal website.

Several local dealers have certified their personnel to install CNG conversion kits. For information on converting your vehicle email your request to Eddie Fox.

For a list of vehicles and engines compatible for natural gas conversion please go to NGV America.

NGV Specialists

NGV Specialists

Dealers

Company Contact Name Address City Phone Map
Smith Chevrolet Group Ed Flaherty 1215 Highway 71 South Fort Smith (479) 431-6500 Map
Breeden Auto Group Karen Allison 5900 Highway 71 South Fort Smith (479) 646-4731 Map
Hug Chevrolet Buick GMC Eric Keddie 415 E. Main Street Charleston (479) 965-2369 Map

Installers

Company Contact Name Address City Phone Map
Falcon CNG, LLC Barry Rowton 3707 Wheeler Ave Fort Smith (479) 259-1322 Map
Premiere CNG Solutions Aaron Hardin 15 Danya Dr Cabot (501) 772-0545 Map
Arkansas CNG Conversion Center Jared Tomlinson 1313 North Hills Blvd North Little Rock (501) 753-7199 Map

Stations

Company Price Contact Name Address City Phone Map
AOG $1.59 Eddie Fox 2100 South Waldron Road Fort Smith (479) 783-3188 Map
AOG $1.59 Eddie Fox 4315 Savannah Street Fort Smith (479) 783-3188 Map
AOG $1.60 Eddie Fox 4419 Main Street Arkoma, OK (479) 783-3188 Map
AOG's CNG Dump Truck

Check out other CNG prices and locations:

CNG Home Refueling

Home Refueling

Home fueling compressors are available which will enable you to fill your CNG fleet or vehicle from a separate natural gas service at your home or business. The cost of a home refueling station averages $5,000. Recently General Electric announced that its research division is working to develop a more cost effective unit. Applicable residential service rates will apply For details on residential CNG rates, please visit our CNG Rates page.

For more information on home refueling compressors, please visit one of the following websites:



CNG Fleet Refueling

Commercial Refueling

There are commercial fueling compressors available which would enable you to fill your compressed natural gas vehicles from a separate natural gas service at your business. Normal commercial service rates would apply. For details on commercial rates, please visit our CNG Rates page.

For information on commercial fueling stations, visit CNG Now or email your request to Eddie Fox.

Financial Incentives

Although the federal government does not currently offer any incentives for drivers or fleets that adopt CNG, many states offer tax credits or other benefits for making the switch.

Arkansas

The Arkansas Energy Office will award rebates through its Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program. Currently no funds are available through this Program.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma residents are eligible for state income tax credits/rebates for CNG conversions.



For more information on the benefits of CNG vehicles contact Eddie Fox.

CNG News and Events

Energy News and Events

CNG conversion creates cost savings, more jobs for Fort Smith business

A Fort Smith-based company has added 30 employees this year and compressed natural gas could be part of the reason.

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AOG opens second CNG fueling station in Fort Smith, 8th in Arkansas

Arkansas now has eight public compressed natural gas fueling stations with the opening Thursday (Aug. 7) of Fort Smith's second compressed natural gas fueling station at 4315 Savannah Road. The Fort Smith stations are owned by Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp.

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Arkansas Energy Office offers rebates for alternative fuel vehicle conversions

The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, today announced a total of $150,000 in rebates will be awarded through its Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, part of the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program.

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Let's get gassed

There are a few points to make about Fort Smith officials taking a close look at using compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel alternative in a portion of its 359 vehicles – not including police, fire or sanitation vehicles.

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Promotion of Natural Gas as Fuel Benefits Arkansans (Michael J. Callan Commentary)

The environment, economic development and transportation are issues each state legislature and governor must address. Recently, Arkansas lawmakers approached three questions: How can Arkansas improve air quality, lower fuel costs and support homegrown industry? They found the answer to those questions right below their feet in abundant supply — natural gas.

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Arkansas has benefitted from natural gas boom

The 4th annual Compass Conference, presented earlier today (April 12) at the Fort Smith Convention Center, focused on the impact of natural gas on the local and regional economy.

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GE Researchers Developing At-Home Refueling Station for NG Vehicles

In what GE hopes will contribute to fuel widespread adoption of natural gas (NG) vehicles in the U.S. and globally, GE researchers, in partnership with Chart Industries and scientists at the University of Missouri, have been awarded a program through Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) to develop an affordable at-home refueling station.

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13 Governors ask auto leaders for CNG plan

Oklahoma Gov. Marry Fallin is one of 13 state Governors who are asking auto manufacturing chiefs to send them a plan provide the states "a cost-saving measure for states and a means to incentivize the manufacture of affordable and functional CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles."

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