The natural gas fuel industry in Kentucky was established in the 1990s. A convergence of market variables such as the availability of higher quality vehicles and equipment, and reliable infrastructure has developed the industry into the fastest growing alternative fuel market in the Commonwealth. CNG vehicles are included on the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s state bid list, and the state also offers subsidies for CNG infrastructure.
Natural gas is readily available through the utility infrastructure. This clean-burning alternative fuel can be used in vehicles as either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). Both are clean-burning, domestically produced, relatively low priced, and widely available. Because of the gaseous nature of this fuel, it must be stored onboard a vehicle in either a compressed gaseous (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) state. Natural gas is sold in units of diesel or gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) based on the energy content of a gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel.
Natural Gas powered AT&T van spotted in City of Seneca Gardens/Jefferson County, Kentucky.