Environmental benefits Natural gas burns more cleanly than gasoline or diesel fuel. Its use produces fewer toxic pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. It's also less likely to cause contamination than gasoline because natural gas is a pressurized fuel that must be contained within a sealed system, right up to the time it enters your vehicle. That means it is less likely to escape into the soil or water through careless handling, spills or evaporation.
Societal and economic benefits. Canada is one of the world's largest producers of natural gas, which means less reliance on a foreign supply of energy, while creating jobs and investment opportunities in Canada.