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CNG Today’s fuel alternative

The natural gas Southwestern Energy produces in the United States not only helps heat homes and power businesses, it is fueling our nation’s fleet and powering our economy. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is quickly becoming a desirable alternative transportation fuel for the future due to its many benefits.

It’s Clean

CNG Truck Cities, municipalities and companies have turned to CNG because of its environmental advantages. There are more cars, driving more miles in more traffic than ever before; we need to do something different. CNG as a fuel alternative is an answer. CNG burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel, which means reduced vehicle emissions and pollutants in our atmosphere. The Clean Cities Coalition and the Clean Air Act are driving the transportation industry towards CNG.

It’s Safe

We have been using natural gas to heat our homes, heat water tanks and cook for years. Now we have a way to utilize this fuel for transportation. Natural gas is lighter than air and will not pool as a liquid or vapor. CNG disperses rapidly into the air, providing less risk when compared to gasoline. In the event of a spill or accidental release, CNG poses no threat to land or water, as it is nontoxic.

It’s Affordable

The discovery of the shale plays in our industry has lead to an abundant supply of natural gas in the US. This means affordable, stable pricing well into the future. CNG fuel price is much less at the pump when compared to gasoline or diesel; on average $1.00 - $1.50 less per gas gallon equivalent.

It’s American

CNG Truck Natural gas is a domestic resource which decreases our dependence on foreign fuel. Ninety-eight percent of the natural gas we use in the US is from North America. “

"Gas Boom Projected to Grow for Decades US natural-gas production will accelerate over the next three decades, new research indicates, shows that U.S. shale-rock formations will provide a growing source of moderately priced natural gas through 2040,..." Wall Street Journal

It's Local

In over half of the states in the US, natural gas is a local resource. The industry is creating local jobs and reviving local and state economies. People are back to work. Local businesses are back. Roads are being improved. Schools are being upgraded. Local communities overall are benefiting.

It’s What We Do at SWN

SWN’s mission is to produce and provide energy to our world. It’s a commitment that has motivated our employees for more than 80 years. The dramatic expansion of US natural gas reserves has opened up a new source of energy for our country to power our homes, businesses and transportation. We believe the greater the understanding of its versatility, affordability, job creation and the positive role natural gas plays on energy independence, the more ways we will find to use this abundant source of energy

What are we doing at SWN to drive the initiative?

"“We need to do more to make this alternative fuel readily available for consumers" Steve Mueller, SWN CEO

SWN has built and operates two CNG stations in Arkansas, one located in Damascus and one in Conway. These stations are open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They fuel not only SWN’s company vehicles and those of our suppliers, but over a third of fill-ups are for private individuals and non-industry fleet vehicles. In Arkansas, SWN operates 189 CNG vehicles for its Fayetteville Shale operations. With 100 new vehicles arriving in 2014, we will bring our total to CNG vehicle count to 289. SWN’s commitment to CNG can also be witnessed through the financial support we have provided in the building of public CNG stations in cities of North Little Rock and Little Rock, Arkansas. In early 2012, through an unprecedented move to allow more consumers to experience the benefits of CNG vehicles, SWN awarded 21 employees with new 2012-model CNG-powered vehicles and related home refueling appliances. The company also launched an incentive program for an additional 100 employees who convert to CNG by reimbursing the costs of personal vehicle conversions and home refueling units. Plans are also underway for the construction of CNG stations in Pennsylvania and Houston to fuel our fleet vehicles and make CNG more accessible to SWN employees.

Learn more

SWN is committed to making the use of this clean, abundant and affordable transportation widely available. If you are interested in CNG as an alternative fuel for your personal vehicle or know local businesses interested in converting, contact us for more information:

 Jayme Negvesky

 

 Eddie Murray

 Southwestern Energy

 

 Southwestern Energy

 Facility Construction Services &

 or

 CNG Market Development

 CNG Operations Manager

 

 832-712-1070

 570-655-0029

 

 Eddie_Murray@SWN.com

 Jayme_Negvesky@SWN.com