In partnership with Clean Energy Fuels Corp., Salt Lake County, Utah, has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station to fuel the county’s CNG-powered truck fleet.
“Switching to cleaner natural gas as a fuel shows that Salt Lake County is doing whatever we can to help lower the number of bad air days in the valley,” says Mayor Ben McAdams. “Replacing diesel fuel with CNG is a significant step toward less air pollution and more cost savings on fuel.”
McAdams says that by switching diesel trucks over to CNG, the county will displace 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Clean Energy constructed the CNG station, and Salt Lake County Fleet Director Greg Nuzman says that the project marks the company’s expansion into Utah. Furthermore, he notes Clean Energy will support the station by opening a new parts warehouse in Salt Lake County, as well as by hiring a full-time station technician.
Nuzman says the CNG station features a redundant compression system designed to fuel the county’s 50 Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District trucks. He adds that the station will be able to fill the trucks overnight so that no employee time is spent fueling.
Photo courtesy of Mayor Ben McAdams’ Twitter account.