The adoption of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) offers an array of benefits to policymakers as well as residents of the state of California. These include the economic benefits of a low-cost domestic fuel, developing a market for green jobs, improving regional air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing our dependence on petroleum, encouraging the use of renewable energy, and providing a pathway to a hydrogen economy.
Benefits for policymakers from NGVAmerica
NGVAmerica is a national organization representing over 100 companies who are interested in forwarding the advancement of NGVs and supporting infrastructure. NGVAmerica.org* contains an extensive amount of useful information for policymakers* in one convenient location.
NGVAmerica has published a substantial amount of information which may be helpful for policymakers on topics such as:
- Federal Legislation*
- Federal Programs and Incentives*
- Clean Cities Coalitions*
- State Matters*
- Judicial Matters*
- Policy Factsheets*
Growth of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) market
On a global scale, the market for NGVs is enormous. Currently, there are 15 million vehicles in operation worldwide. Here in the U.S., the market for NGVs is still in the early part of the growth curve.
The chart below shows the growth in CNG consumption by customers in the Southern California Gas Company service area from 2009 to 2013.
**Market Growth includes combined volume from both SoCalGas and SDG&E.
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