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.
What are we doing at SWN to drive the initiative?
In Arkansas, SWN operates 189 CNG vehicles (19% of SWNs fleet vehicles) for its Fayetteville Shale operations. 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. The company completed an incentive program for 100 employees to convert to CNG by reimbursing the costs of personal vehicle conversions and home refueling units.
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.
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.
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 has historically been much less at the pump when compared to gasoline or diesel; on average $1.00 - $1.50 less per gas gallon equivalent.
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. “
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
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: