Facility Said to Be the First for the California Municipality
TruStar Energy said yesterday that it’s been awarded the contract to build and maintain the first CNG fueling station for the City of Long Beach, Calif.
Existing stations in Long Beach support heavy duty trucks serving the port and transit buses.
“The new CNG station supports the city commitment to using cleaner, safer and domestically produced fuels for its vehicles,” TruStar says.
Shifting Away from LNG
Long Beach “is in midst of shifting” from LNG to CNG, the company adds. It “currently has 24 CNG-fueled vehicles.
“Over the next six years, the City plans to acquire an additional 307 CNG vehicles.”
“Compressed natural gas is cost effective and cleaner than other fuels, and safer than liquefied natural gas,” Long Beach fuel operations program officer Oliver Cruz says in the TruStar release
The TruStar CNG station, projected to be completed in November, will be located at the city’s fleet services lot.
The station will have 100 time-fill posts fed by three 200-horsepower Ariel compressors, packaged by ANGI Energy, and a PSB gas dryer. “The time-fill system will allow the City to plan more efficiently and to store more fuel in vehicles, keeping vehicle downtime to a minimum,” TruStar says.
TruStar says it will maintain and service the station under a long-term maintenance agreement.
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Source: TruStar Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up