Natural gas vehicles are just as safe—if not safer—than any gasoline-powered vehicle. Natural gas is lighter than air, dissipates rapidly and is harder to ignite than conventional fuels. It is the same fuel used to heat your home, cook your meals and dry your clothes. If accidentally released into the environment, natural gas is less hazardous than petroleum fuels.
To prevent serious injuries or damage to your compressed natural gas vehicle, your fuel system must be inspected within the last three years. To learn more visit the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition, it is important you receive training to operate and maintain your compressed natural gas vehicle.
This ensures you will not drive off without first disconnecting the dispenser. It also prevents static electricity buildup, which can pose a fire risk.