Natural gas is a safe fuel and — unlike gasoline — it dissipates into the atmosphere in the event of an accidental release. The high ignition temperature and limited flammability range make accidental ignition or combustion of natural gas unlikely.
Natural Gas Vehicle Safety
CNG vehicle storage cylinders and other fuel system components are manufactured to strict standards and installed in accordance with applicable codes. The industry has an excellent safety record, especially when compared to other fuel types.
NGVAmerica is the national trade association dedicated to the development of growing a sustainable American market for vehicles powered by natural gas. They also coordinate and implement a variety of public awareness, education, market research, codes and standards and technology programs for natural gas vehicles. Get more information on NGV safety, codes and standards applicable to NGVs and fueling equipment, and more, at NGVAmerica.org