What is Compressed Natural Gas?

 Gas is compressed (pressurized) in order to reduce its volume. But CNG as fuel is much more eco-friendly than oil.

“Compress” – pressurize

Like any kind of gas, natural gas can be pressurized using a compressor. Its volume is thereby becoming significantly smaller. Natural gas is traditionally compressed to a pressure from 200 to 250 bars, which gives a 200-250-fold volume contraction.

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Gas is compressed (pressurized) for transmission via gas trunklines to maintain proper pressure inside the reservoir (reservoir pressure) during the injection within the bedrock. Besides, CNG production is an intermediate stage of LNG production.

Environment and price

Besides, compressed natural gas (CNG) is used as a motor fuel instead of petroleum products, since it has a number of advantages, the most important being high eco-friendliness and low price

Compressed Natural Gas Fueled Bus

Since the first combustion engine powered by lighting gas was built in 1860, the global market of transport using gas motor fuel has been constantly growing. This is because gas resolves problems of ecology and deficiency of the conventional motor fuel. Europe’s energy strategy envisages that gas fuels will replace from 10 up to 12 million tons of oil products annually by 2020.