Compacted Natural Gas Has Become The Revolutionary Alternative Energy

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics

It has been a decade-long controversy whether the logistics industry should seek alternative fuel energies as the gas and diesel skyrocket in Vancouver, British Columbia. The market is booming, and the economy is constantly driving all costs higher. Many trucking companies have started their search for incentives toward new fuel types that will stay sustainable and environmental-friendly. The ultimate goal is to establish a win-win situation with lower energy costs and lower emissions.

Several potentially revolutionary alternative energies have risen to the market since the search starts.  Aside from natural gas was the big hit starting from the beginning, hybrid technologies, battery-electricity, autonomous vehicles, and hydrogen fuel gradually make their entrances into the market as well. 

Each technology poses challenges and volatilities. While all the other options are somewhat available in the market, CNG (Compress Natural Gas) prolongs its reputation to be the vilest secondary supply of energy in 2020. Why is that? For the most obvious reason, CNG is considerably cost-effective comparing to traditional fuel such as diesel. At the same time, CNG provides more stability in availability and less price fluctuation. The main reason behind this stability is a special safeguard exists in the natural gas market that prevents the price adjustment as often as daily or weekly. Instead, the fuel prices are adjusting at a monthly range allowing the small amount of disruption to surpass the interim period without experiencing sudden rises.

The question is when CNG will adopt its way to completely replace diesel?

18 Wheels Logistics is always investing for the purpose and the social responsibility to lower emissions to create a better environment. That is why we vow to continue to service our customers with the lines of services in copackingwarehousingtrucking, and logistics. 

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.