NATURAL GAS NOW!
C N G I S CO M P R E S S E D N AT U R A L G A S
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OUR PLAN TO REDUCE OIL IMPORTS.
After decades of debate about achieving energy indepen-
dence, we’ve only grown more dependent on imported oil,
and dangerously so. We now spend $500 billion a year to pay
for foreign oil, which threatens to bankrupt our nation.
But, let’s consider gasoline price pressure – along with a
vocal public – the impetus America’s leaders have needed
to act decisively.
The Pickens Plan wisely calls for CNG, compressed natural
gas, to replace gasoline in America’s vehicles, observing that
“natural gas is the only fuel that can reduce our addiction to
CNG costs about 40% less per gasoline gallon equivalent
and cuts pollution by up to 90%.* It’s American, it’s plentiful
and available now. Along with wind and solar, it’s key to our
clean energy future. CNG is the bridge fuel to hydrogen.
Demanding this domestic, EPA-certi! ed alternative fuel
is an act of patriotism in a time of economic crisis.
CNG VEHICLES NOW.
In America today, only Honda makes a CNG vehicle, the
Civic GX. It’s the “greenest vehicle” in America and comes
with a $4,000 tax credit. Some states offer added incentives.
But federal economic incentives for automakers can
motivate building more clean-burning CNG-fueled vehicles
for America’s drivers.
Federal incentives are also key to helping consumers
convert their gasoline-powered vehicles. (The fuel
system is the only change needed to go CNG.)
CNG HOME REFUELING NOW.
More than 70% of U.S. homes have access to natural gas.
With a simple compressor unit installed in the garage, drivers
can refuel overnight. It comes with a $1,000 federal tax credit
that can, and should, be increased.
CNG STATIONS NOW.
Vast numbers of gasoline stations
already have natural gas pipelines
that can be fi tted to dispense CNG.
Modest federal economic incentives
for station owners are key to making