Compressed natural gas(CNG), better known as methane, is a natural gas that is compressed at a pressure of 220 to 250 bar and is used as an energy source in industry or as a fuel in automobiles.
CNG is currently the most economical conventional fuel compared to gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas.
CNG contributes to the reduction of emissions of harmful gases, mainly carbon dioxide, does not contain sulfur, as well as toxic additives from organic lead or benzene. Also, the use of this fuel reduces the noise level by up to 50%.
CNG is the most caloric fuel on the market and by converting the engine to CNG, the vehicle does not lose power. Compared to other fuels, CNG fuel is characterized by high calorific value (about 13 kWh / Kg) and high octane number (120-130).
Easier to start
The gaseous state of this derivative affects better start-up and control, even in extremely adverse weather conditions.
Which vehicles can use methane / CNG?
In addition to prefabricated vehicles with a CNG tank and engines, the conversion can be performed subsequently for all vehicles, regardless of their type and previous fuel (petrol, diesel or LPG). Thus, even vehicles that do not have a factory-installed CNG system can use this fuel in combination with petrol or diesel. There are three types of natural gas vehicles:
1. Cars on natural gas only.
2. “Bi Fuel”: With technology that allows the vehicle to be adapted to use CNG while retaining the ability to use gasoline as a reserve fuel. In this way, a reduction in fuel costs of up to 50% can be achieved.
3. 'Dual fuel': A technology that allows vehicles using diesel to adapt to the combined use of CNG. "Double fuel" is a mixture of diesel and CNG, in a certain ratio, which can lead to reduced diesel consumption and financial savings of up to 35%.
Gazprom gas station, which offers CNG / methane / is located at the entrance of Veliko Tarnovo, in the direction of Sofia. See the exact address HERE