What is CNG for vehicles?
The cheapest fuel
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is used to run gasoline engines (Otto cycle) in a wide range of vehicles, including taxis, private cars, utility vehicles, pickups and public passenger transport vehicles in some cities.
One cubic meter (m3) of gas (equivalent in performance to 1.13 liters of 95 octane petrol) costs a fraction of the price of gasoline or diesel in terms of direct cost, but the user actually saves much more, as the motor’s service life is extended and requires less spending on maintenance. A very important factor when deciding to buy a new vehicle is the price difference between a diesel and a gasoline-fueled car. Even if we add to this the cost of CNG conversion, it is estimated that the cost is recovered in 7-12 months.
The CNG market in Argentina is one of the largest in the world, with a fleet of over 1,500,000 converted vehicles, over 1900 gas stations and 19 provinces with CNG supply.