An overview of CNG Fuel Systems

Posted by cngsource on April 15th, 2017

What is CNG?

CNG stands for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG - methane stored at high pressure). It is a type of fuel. It can be used in place of other forms of fuels like gasoline, petrol, Diesel fuel and propane and LPG. It affects the environment less, compared to the above fuels. And it produces fewer undesirable gases than above fuels.

Why CNG?

  • The usage of CNG is steadily increasing around the world for more than 10 years.
  • It is an alternative fuel source,
  • It emits fewer undesirable particles and gases,
  • Compressed natural gas is cheaper than diesel and gasoline.
  • Very minimum fluctuation in Market price compared to diesel and gasoline.


Traditional combustion engine uses compressed natural gas. It can be used alone or in conjunction with a separate system for gasoline (petrol) or with diesel (bi-fuel) to extend the range of the vehicle (dual fuel)


Conversion to CNG:

We can convert the gasoline driven vehicles to use CNG. Of course, it is a bit expensive conversion. But, If you have own vehicles for pickups with many miles or kilometres throughout the year, then it is the best choice for you. It will save thousands of dollars. There is one disadvantage of this conversion is that the compressed natural gas will take up extra space for the fuel tank in the flatbed of a truck or the trunk of a car. Anyway, if you have owned vehicles built specifically to run on compressed natural gas. This is not a problem for you.

Availability of the fuelling stations:

Though the infrastructure for public CNG stations is somewhat limited but CNG fuelling stations is rapidly expanding in many areas. Particularly in the major cities in USA, Europe, India, Pakistan, etc...

CNG Source CNG Stations:

  • 1st private station in 1991 Indianapolis Motor Raceway
  • 1st public station in 1996 Indianapolis Gas Company

Advantages of the using compressed natural gas:

CNG gives many advantages let us see few of the important advantages by the below passage.

  • Greater efficiency
  • Less pollution
  • Emits the lowest greenhouse gas emissions compared to any other fuels.
  • CNG vehicles are more reliable than gasoline powered vehicles
  • CNG mixes evenly and easily with air in the combustion chamber
  • Maintenance of the CNG engines has lower costs than diesel engines or gasoline engines.
  • Sealed CNG Fuel systems prevent from evaporation and fuel losses from spills

The above are the few important advantages of CNG over other traditional fuels.

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