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Natural Gas Vehicles

If you’re considering adding natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to your fleet mix, you’re in good company. There are more than 135,000 NGVs on U.S. roads today and more than 15.2 million worldwide, NGVs are quickly changing the future of transportation as they run cleaner and cost less to operate than gasoline, diesel or other alternative fuel vehicles.

More than 1,400 NGV fueling stations are in operation, making this option convenient and cost-effective.  Plus, you’ll have vehicle choice with 100 models of light-, medium- and heavy-duty natural gas vehicles and engines produced by U.S. manufacturers.

Federal and state incentives, reduced emissions for environmental benefits and the flexibility of dual and bi-fuel systems all add up to make natural gas vehicles a smart transportation strategy.

NGVs can be an important part of your business’ cost-saving strategies. Find out more with these helpful videos:

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Fueling the Future with Natural Gas 

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Natural gas for your business
When you choose natural gas for your operation’s facilities and transportation, you not only save energy, you can also save money for years to come.

Natural gas costs about half as much as other fuels and is the best choice for your budget. It’s simply a better value, especially when considering the efficiency of the equipment. 


With reliable natural gas service, there’s no need to worry about surprise power outages that may create disruptions. Natural gas equipment is available for nearly every application with a wide range of benefits.


Natural gas is the right choice for a cleaner tomorrow. As a primary fuel that can be used in its natural state rather than undergoing a pollution-producing, energy-wasting conversion process, natural gas leaves about half the carbon footprint than electricity. 


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 Water heater maintenance

Natural gas water heaters will save most businesses about 50 percent over electric and maintaining them can help prevent costly leaks.

Here are a few tips:

  • Keep the burner area free of dust and dirt.
  • Store combustibles or flammables such as gasoline or paint away from the water heater.
  • A gurgling noise when the burner is on signals damaging sediment buildup. To keep lime deposits and sediment from building up, starting when it’s new, every month drain several pails of water from the drain valve near the bottom of the water heater.
  • If the pilot light on the water heater goes out, shut off gas to the appliance. Do not use tools to turn the gas valve; use hand pressure only. Relight according to the manufacturer’s instructions, usually found near the control on the lower part of the tank. If you have difficulty relighting, call a qualified appliance service technician or qualified heating contractor.

Learn more about water heater selection, care and maintenance.

 Natural Gas Safety

Natural gas has an excellent safety record. CenterPoint Energy is pleased to offer important information to help you keep your natural gas service safe.