The municipal fleet in Gilbert, Ariz., will soon be taking advantage of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that is being built to initially serve its own natural gas vehicles.
ET Environmental will design and construct the CNG infrastructure, which will consist of both time- and fast-fill components. The design will offer sufficient capacity to fuel up to 70 CNG-powered trucks over an eight-hour period.
‘We are excited to implement Gilbert's first CNG fueling station,’ says Steven Pietrzkowsky, the city's environmental services manager. ‘CNG is a clean-burning fuel that will considerably reduce our fuel costs while also allowing for quieter operations, which is important when servicing our residential areas.’
Construction of the station, which will be located at Gilbert's fleet facility on Greenfield Rd., is scheduled to be completed in August 2015. The facility will be private at first, but the city is considering the addition of public-access refueling infrastructure, as well.