Full Title: U.S. and Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Market Analysis: Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure
Publisher(s): America's Natural Gas Alliance
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
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Driven by the alternative fuel vehicle mandates of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure development in the U.S. accelerated in the early 1990s. The total number of U.S. stations peaked in 1997, experienced a decade of decline, and has grown slightly since 2006 to its current total of 1,000. Canada currently reports 74 stations. The majority of CNG stations in the U.S. are private access, while the majority of CNG stations in Canada are public access.
In 1995, the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Industry Strategy called for a focus on high fuel use fleets, such as transit agencies, refuse trucks, and delivery fleets. This focus helped increase demand for natural gas in transportation threefold between 1997 and 2009. Demand in 2009 was 3.2 billion cubic feet, or 27.7 million gasoline gallons equivalent.