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TruStar with Withers for Tucson CNG

May 26, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

20-Year-Old Station to Be Modernized with Ariel, ANGI Gear

TruStar Energy says it’s teamed with D.L. Withers to refurbish the City of Tucson’s existing CNG fueling station. In addition to “a complete facelift,” the 20-year-old facility will be upgraded 3,600-psi compression and get a new 90-truck time-fill fueling area.

The Tucson station needs to be able to support some 45 transit buses and 90 refuse vehicles.

The Tucson station needs to be able to support some 45 transit buses and 90 refuse vehicles.

“The existing plant is at the end of its useful life and city administrators felt it was time to upgrade, given our intention to continue our fleet migration to CNG,” Tucson senior engineering associate Brian Conte says in a TruStar release.

‘Upgrade Is Essential’

“We currently have 45 CNG transit buses fueling and have plans to expand our refuse collection fleet to 90 trucks,” he said – “so the station upgrade is essential.”

“Tucson represents a perfect case in the long-term viability of CNG as a sustainable replacement fuel for diesel,” said TruStar Energy president and CEO Adam Comora.

‘Tucson Took a Chance’

“Tucson took a chance on CNG 20 years ago and it was the right decision, as they are back to upgrade and expand their original vision.”

The station’s existing fast-fueling dispensers, compressors and dryers will be replaced with Ariel compressors, ANGI-Gilbarco fast-fill dispensers and a PSB gas dryer.

The contract to refurbish Tucson’s station was awarded to D.L. Withers Construction, an Arizona-based contractor that tapped TruStar to handle the CNG construction phase of the project.

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Source: TruStar Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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