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Mansfield Helps Expand the West Coast CNG Fueling Infrastructure

May 22, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mansfield Gas Equipment Systems has new contracts to design, construct and/or maintain three compressed natural gas stations in California and Washington.

MGES will provide CNG fueling installations to California DoT (Caltrans), the Morongo Basin Transit Authority in Twentynine Palms, Calif. and Avista Corp in Spokane, Wash. Two will be new fast fill and/or time-fill fueling stations and the third is an upgrade. Work on all three is to begin in the next three months.

The Caltrans contract covers two time-fill fueling stations in Banning and Lake Elsinore.

It wasn't all work at ACT Expo 2012 in Long Beach: MGES sales and marketing VP Mario Pirraglia and business development manager Scott Trimble had some fun with CNG fueling nozzles.

Each will be equipped with two single-hose time-fill posts to provide vehicles approximately 75 gallons per evening. In Spokane, MGES will install a turnkey CNG refueling station with time-fill and fast-fill capabilities on Avista’s main campus.

The contract also calls for long-term maintenance.

The contract for Morongo Basin Transit, which is the third MGES job for the agency, entails upgrades and modifications to current equipment and infrastructure.

Larry Ozier, president of Mansfield Gas Equipment Systems (formerly Gas Equipment Systems, Inc.)

“We’re excited by the activity we’ve seen over the past several months in the CNG industry,” said MGES president Larry Ozier.

“More companies and municipalities are examining the benefits of CNG as a transportation fuel and are taking the steps to invest in the necessary infrastructure.

“As we continue to grow the infrastructure,” Ozier said, “CNG is becoming a more viable option for public and private fleets to affordably fuel their vehicles.”

MGES notes that CNG continues to trend 30% – 50% less at the pump when compared to traditional transportation fuels. All three new MGES sites are to open by the end of this year.

MGES uses equipment from suppliers including Ingersoll-Rand, Gardner-Denver, Knox Western, Kraus Global, and BRC FuelMaker. FuelMaker veteran Mario Pirraglia signed on with MGES late last year.

MGES is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mansfield Oil.

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