Facility is Fruit of a P3 Pact with St. Johns County
Florida’s Nopetro has opened a compressed natural gas fueling station just west of St. Augustine in league with the public works department of St. Johns County.
As part of a P3/ public-private partnership agreement, “Nopetro absorbed all costs related to the construction, operation and maintenance of the fueling station.
“The facility was completely designed and engineered by Nopetro, providing a comprehensive and turn-key solution to the County’s CNG fueling needs,” the company says. The two-acre, four-lane (expandable to six) CNG outlet will serve county-owned and commercial vehicles, “and the public at-large.”
The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization provided St. Johns County with $732,000 towards the incremental cost of the retrofit of approximately 130 mid-duty CNG fleet vehicles, Nopetro says, noting that the switch from diesel to CNG “is expected to provide the County more than $6 million in savings over the next 20 years.
“Converting to CNG offers significant financial savings and stability to local government agencies, as CNG is less volatile than diesel and gasoline.”
ANGI in Orlando Too
The new station at the St. Johns County Public Works facility site at State Road 16 and Industry Center Road has twin 300-horsepower Ariel compressors packaged by ANGI, with storage for 250 equivalent gallons of fuel. Two dual-hose Optima dispensers from Kraus Global allow distribution of more than 12 gallons per minute.
Nopetro earlier this year opened an ANGI-packaged station in Orlando (F&F, April 15).
And the company said this week that its CNG station in Tallahassee, “the nation’s first tri-government public-private partnership for CNG fueling,” has exceeded usage expectations by 300%.
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Source: Nopetro with Fleets & Fuels follow-up