UPS just announced the largest renewable natural gas (RNG) order in U.S. history. By switching from diesel to RNG, UPS vehicles fueling at 18 company-owned and operated natural gas stations across 12 states will realize a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Natural gas vehicles are certainly trending upward. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that in 2018 about 710 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) of natural gas were consumed and that the natural gas fueling market will grow to 1.2 billion GGE by 2025. Here are three big reasons why we think RNG is going to be on every fleet manager’s mind in the coming months and why that matters for the entire fuel industry:
1. Significant GHG reductions for companies and governments
2. Vehicle applications that work for today’s fleet
3. Support for RNG in federal and state regulations