COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS

Natural gas in high-pressure surface containers that is highly compressed (though not to the point of liquefaction). CNG is used extensively as a trans-portation fuel for automobiles, trucks and buses in some parts of Italy, New Zealand, and in Western Canada, and has recently begun to penetrate some regions of the United States. Small amounts of natural gas are also transported overland in high-pressure containers. Hedging term. The attraction of CNG is due to its ability to meet the low emission regulations being imposed upon the transit industry and the abundant supply of the fuel in the United States. CNG is pressurized to 3600psi and stored in carbon fiber containment vessels aboard the vehicles.