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Frequently Asked Questions
|Wise Gas, Inc. receives a large
number of inquiries daily, ranging from individual questions about
vehicle conversions and refueling to detailed questions from public
agencies, municipalities and corporations regarding many of the same.
Below is a sampling of some of the most frequently
asked questions, arranged by topic for your convenience. We still
welcome your calls and emails, however for those browsers that are
seeking a more immediate answer, this page may be helpful in guiding
More detailed information on most topics is
readily available on our Education and Information page. You are
welcome to share any and all information we have provided, on the
condition that you give credit where credit is due to Wise Gas, Inc. and
that you DO NOT alter or edit and portion of this website in any way,
including removing logos, photos, etc. Our information has already
been "borrowed" by other companies and passed off as their own, and the
Wise Gas team members who spent so many hours creating it get a
little...well, irritable about it.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WISE GAS, INC.
What is it you "do"?
- A lot, actually. Your
best answer to this question is going to be found under the page
"Our Products, Services & Capabilities". The short answer
is that if it is related to CNG as an alternative fuel in
Florida - we do everything.
Why does Wise Gas, Inc.
promote CNG? Are you opposed to bio-diesel, ethanol and hybrid
- We stand behind CNG because
after exhaustive research into alternative fuels, we believe CNG
to be the best choice. Having stated that, we believe
there is no "silver bullet" to solving the national fuel crisis
and we firmly support other alternative fuels. It is our
position that fuel should be a matter of consumer choice - every
driver should have the option of selecting the alternative fuel
vehicle that s/he believes is best for them and our goal is
simply to ensure CNG is a viable option across our home state of
Florida, and ultimately the nation.
Do you only work in Florida?
- Not at all. Wise Gas
works nationally across the U.S.A.
How long have you been in
business? What experience do you have?
- Wise Gas, Inc. was officially
incorporated in July 2008. Our team has a combined total of several decades of experience
in every area of our business.
(COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS)
Isn't CNG dangerous?
Will my car "blow up"?
- Not likely. In fact,
Compressed Natural Gas is actually proven to be safer than
either gasoline or diesel fuel. It has a higher "flash
point" which means it doesn't ignite as easily as other fuels
because it requires a very specific gas-to-air combination to be
a danger. CNG is lighter than air, so it dissipates rather
than pools and it is stored in cylinders which are subjected to
extreme tests before receiving approval - including bullets,
bonfires and multiple impact tests involving cranes.
Compared to a more flammable liquid stored in a 1/16th inch
thick stamped metal gasoline tank - CNG is far safer.
Unless you are using improper, uncertified equipment (which Wise
Gas, Inc. does NOT use or endorse) - you won't have to worry!
You can learn more about CNG and Safety on our Education and
What about the environment?
- The short answer is a 21-26%
reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
The following information is available from the U.S. Department of
Energy (view at
Natural Gas Emissions
Natural gas is stored on vehicles in two forms: compressed and
liquefied. Tailpipe emissions are the same for either form of
natural gas in light-duty vehicles (LDVs), and evaporative emissions
are negligible for both forms since the fuel systems in natural gas
vehicles were built to accommodate their extremely low evaporation
temperature and pressure.
Light Duty Vehicles
Compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) can
be used as a replacement for gasoline in light-duty vehicles (LDVs).
The Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) report, A Full Fuel-Cycle
Analysis of Energy and Emissions Impacts of Transportation Fuels
Produced from Natural Gas (PDF
922 KB), combined emissions data from 14 primary studies to
determine the effects of natural gas fuels on LDV tailpipe
emissions. The weighted results were used in their GREET-based
analysis and are illustrated in the table below.
Pollutants Found to Be Significantly Related to CNG Use When
Compared to Reformulated Gasoline in Clean LDVs
|Volatile Organic Compounds
|Carbon Monoxide (CO)
|Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx)
|Particulate Matter (PM)
A National Renewable Energy
Laboratory (NREL) fleet study of 13 vans in the Denver Super Shuttle
fleet found that dedicated CNG vans have significantly lower
emissions of nonmethane hydrocarbons (NMHC), CO, and NOx
than gasoline or bi-fuel vans operated on CNG or gasoline. Another
NREL study of 20 taxicabs also found that CNG reduced NMHC and CO
but did not find any reduction in NOx.
CNG can also replace diesel fuel in
heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). Due to the variety of HDVs and drive
cycles that natural gas can be used for, emissions benefits must be
assessed for multiple working fleets. NREL and the University of
West Virginia (UWV) studied numerous fleets as part of its
Alternative Fuel Truck Evaluation Project.
For more information on CNG,
we urge you to visit our Education & Information page.
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