Oct
12
2012
12:50 pm

Compressed Natural Gas Revolution

This week, Gas South had the opportunity to attend the opening of two new compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities right here in Georgia; the DeKalb County Station at Seminole Landfill and American Fueling Systems (AFS) station off of Buford Highway. These stations, along with other public and private locations in Georgia are the reasons why our state is continuing to lead the southeast in the field of alternative fuels. The development of CNG stations around the state have been facilitated by initiatives like Atlanta Gas Light’s (AGL) CNG Infrastructure program and public/private partnerships such as AFS’s fueling station in DeKalb will be on the leading edge of the CNG revolution. This revolution has huge local and global implications that could impact the fueling, automotive and the political landscape of our state and country. Learn more about alternative fuels in Georgia at Clean Cities Atlanta and CNG Now.

CNG or compressed natural gas is a readily available alternative fuel that is made by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. CNG can then be used to fuel automobiles ranging from your personal car to dump trucks. At the moment large companies such as UPS and municipalities like DeKalb County are benefitting from savings of almost a $1.50 a gallon and switching their fleets, buses, and vehicles to CNG. Currently, Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) has a leasing program that allows residents to rent a device that refuels your CNG vehicles in the convenience of your garage. To get more information regarding CNG in Georgia, feel free to comment below or email me at CNG@Gas-South.com.

So what would it take for you to buy a CNG car and be part of the CNG revolution?


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PJ Zonsius




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  • Robyn says:

    I’m a believer! In March I scored one of the few Honda Civic CNG’s that come into the state from Honda Mall of Ga. Not an inexpensive purchase but worth it for me from a fuel cost saving perspective and commuting time saving perspective. I commute 98 miles round trip. Can’t sell my Gwinnet county home so had to final another way. I also scored a pump from the amazingly helpful AGL resources folks – they have been a tremendous source of info and true pros from installation to now. My home pump is the first in Gwinnet county – kind of fun to be a first :) I’m the envy of my office mates as my Peachpass is free and my home gas service has only increased by $50 to $60 a month – saving me close to $500 a month on my commute. I also shave 30 to 60 minutes off my daily commute due to remaining in the HOV lane through downtown. Thanks to everyone who is committed to making the GA public CNG infrastructure more extensive. I’m happy to share info on the challenges I had in obtaining my CNG car, AFV tag and home pump. Takes a little legwork and time investment but totally worth it – to me!

  • PJ Zonsius says:

    Thanks for sharing Robyn! We love to hear about CNG success stories. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you out.

  • Hello,

    Great blog. Thanks to providing the information about natural gas revolution. CNG or compressed natural gas is a readily available alternative fuel that is made by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. Thanks to sharing it…

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