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Comparing Natural Gas to Other Fuels

As an automobile fuel, CNG is cleaner than gasoline and diesel. It emits approximately 29% less carbon dioxide than oil and other hydrocarbon fuels.

  • Gasoline

    Gasoline is a transparent, petroleum-derived liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives. Some gasoline stations provide an ethanol additive as an …

  • Diesel & Biodiesel

    Diesel fuel is most commonly a fractional distillate of petroleum fuel oil, but alternatives that are not derived from petroleum, such as biodiesel, biomass to liquid (BTL) or gas to liquid (GTL) diesel, are increasingly being developed and adopted. To distinguish these types, petroleum-derived diesel …

  • Propane

    Propane is a three-carbon alkane with the molecular formula C3H8, normally a gas, but compressible to a transportable liquid. A by-product of natural gas processing and crude oil petroleum refining, it is commonly used as a fuel for engines, oxy-gas torches, barbecues, portable stoves, and …