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Using CNG means keeping your money in America and creating jobs and wealth right here at home.

Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are our best answer for reducing dependence on foreign oil and increasing domestic energy and national security. Almost all of the natural gas we use comes from right here in North America. Conversely, 60% of the oil we use is imported.

We export approximately $1.25 billion a day to pay for foreign oil, adding to our trade deficit and weakening the dollar. By using domestic natural gas, we strengthen both our nation’s economy and energy security – keeping jobs and revenues at home.

In July 2012 the U.S. spent $34.6 billion on imported oil. If not burdened with this addiction, our country could have:

  • Hired more than 621,000 new teachers
  • Funded highway repairs for about 11 years
  • Built 55,329 new elementary schools

Sources: Pickens Plan, Energy Security Leadership Council, Center for American Progress