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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)—a fuel alternative

The importance of finding a solution to the nation’s current economic and energy challenges is at an all-time high. According to many organizations, natural gas is an American energy answer. When compressed into a transportation fuel, it offers the same benefits of gasoline- and diesel-power, but provides more advantages as a clean, affordable fuel. Emissions from a typical CNG vehicle are much lower than those from gasoline-powered vehicles, and it costs significantly less.

What is CNG?

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a readily available alternative to gasoline that’s made by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. Consisting mostly of methane, CNG is odorless, colorless and tasteless. It's drawn from domestically drilled gas wells or in conjunction with crude oil production.

What is Avista doing with CNG?

Avista currently supports compressed natural gas vehicle service in our Oregon service territory. You can see a copy of our recent webinar presentation on CNG here:

Where can I find out more?

To find out more about compressed natural gas, visit these sites:

Read about the CNG Trolley Tours in Crater Lake


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