The Right Solution is Available
Nat G® offers a broad array of fueling solutions including the Nat G 500 Series system for mid-sized fleets. We are a fully qualified* dealer/installer for a number of leading CNG fueling systems including Atlas Copco, Sauer Compressors, and Bauer Compressors. Of course, you can always use the growing network of public stations, but for most fleets a private station can save money and add convenience.
CNG is ordinary natural gas compressed to 3,600 psi. Unlike oil which requires extensive refining and aftermarket additives, natural gas is refined by “Mother Nature” and is ready to run straight from your pipeline.
The heart of any CNG refueling station is its compressor. These are available in a wide range of sizes and styles to meet your needs. They are usually rated in cubic feet per minute (cfm) or gallons of gasoline equivalent (gge) per hour.
There are two types of CNG refueling options: time fill and fast fill. A time fill station sends CNG directly into your vehicle and uses the vehicle tank for storage. Your compressor rating (gge/hr) and the size of your tank tells you how long it will take to refill. Most systems can fill multiple vehicles simultaneously using inexpensive fill posts. A fast fill adds on site storage so you can fill directly from the storage tanks in about the same time it takes to fill an ordinary gasoline or diesel tank.
Advantages of a Private Station
- Fuel Price – At $3.00/mmbtu and 10 cents kwh, the variable cost for making your own CNG will cost under $0.70 / gallon of gasoline equivalent.
- Convenience – the station is located at your facility which can increase productivity.
- Designed for your needs – the fueling station can be designed to fit your work-style. Overnight refueling is a lower-cost option for companies that return to home base most days. Fast-fill is better for companies that need to fill up between trips. Home-based refueling works best for companies that have take-home trucks.
* Nat G CNG Solutions® is fully licensed by the Texas Railroad Commission to install and maintain CNG fueling systems.