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Safety

Natural gas in an inherently safe fuel and, unlike gasoline, it dissipates into the atmosphere in the event of an accidental release. The high ignition temperature and limited flammability range make accidental ignition or combustion of natural gas unlikely.

CNG vehicle storage cylinders and other fuel system components are manufactured to strict standards and installed in accordance with applicable codes.  The industry has an excellent safety record, especially when compared to other fuel types.

For more information on NGV safety, codes and standards applicable to NGVs and fueling equipment, and more, please visit these websites:

  • NGVAmerica, the national trade association dedicated to the development of growing a sustainable American market for vehicles powered by natural gas, and 
  • Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, which coordinates and implements a variety of public awareness, education, market research, codes and standards and technology programs for natural gas vehicles.