Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says it is designing and building a private time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) station for the fleet in Salt Lake County, Utah – the first CNG station that the company is developing in the state.
Salt Lake County is scheduled to deploy its first 25 natural gas vehicles – all heavy-duty refuse trucks – by the middle of 2015. The first phase of the county fleet's CNG initiative calls for an additional 25 trucks shortly thereafter.
‘Prudent fiscal and environmental stewardship of Salt Lake County are paramount concerns for the department,’ says Greg Nuzman, the county's fleet division manager. ‘Clean Energy was selected to help us with this stewardship based on their experience and innovative service and support plan.’
Clean Energy, which will also operate and maintain the facility, says the county's first 50 trucks will consume approximately 500,000 GGE of CNG annually, representing an annual fuel savings of approximately $900,000.
Additionally, Clean Energy says it will support this station by opening a new parts warehouse in Salt Lake County, as well as by hiring a full-time station technician for the area.