Wise Gas, Inc. officially began operations in 2008 as a woman-owned small business with a vision of providing an alternative fuel choice - Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). After paying the high gasoline prices of 2008, a chance encounter combined with the frustration of high oil prices drew our attention to compressed natural gas (CNG) as an alternative fuel and the first (and obvious) question was: Why isn't everyone doing this? (We still wonder...)
We began to research, ask questions and worked to understand the dynamics. We aligned ourselves with professionals who have spent decades in the industry and we relentlessly pursued every aspect of the concept. We set a record for meetings held and conference calls dialed, working all hours - we knocked on the door of anyone and everyone that we believed could help. We formed strategic partnerships with experts in the industry, such as TECO Peoples Gas, the Clean Cities Coalitions and many more.
Within only months we had earned a reputation for working around the clock and accomplishing more in the course of the average day than some people manage in a month. Our goal was to make sure that the name Wise Gas was immediately associated with Compressed Natural Gas and to a large extent, we accomplished that in a matter of months.
Our team consists of all the key components necessary to forge ahead and emerge as a strong cornerstone of the development of Compressed Natural Gas as an alternative fuel across the nation. The Wise Gas, Inc. family is comprised of grant writers, engineers, mechanics, technicians and more. Whatever the challenge, we believe we possess the team, the drive, the partnerships and the knowledge to accomplish it.
What We Are Doing:
Over the last year, gas prices have made wild swings in price, our trade deficit has increased and our economy has faltered. We researched globally to find over 8 million vehicles using CNG as a viable fuel across the world, while the United States sadly lagged behind, blinded by cheap and dirty oil.
There is an incredible amount of work and research standing in the way of anyone searching for a CNG solution. All of the factors - from vehicles (OEM? Conversion?) to Fueling Equipment, the tax incentives - all of the pieces are brought together under one solution with Wise Gas, Inc.
We recognize that the tax laws will have to change when America turns to alternative fuels. The current gasoline tax pays for our roads and bridges and that is a necessary expense. However, currently alternative fuel users are paying more than gasoline users because of the structure of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Permit in the State of Florida. We have lobbied for a more level playing field and we expect results.