TruStar Energy has announced the opening of an updated CNG fuelling station in Sacramento County, California, US.
TruStar Energy was contracted to completely refurbish the existing CNG fuelling station, which had been in operation since the early 1980s. The new combination time fill/fast fill station will be used primarily to provide fuel for the county's refuse fleet, but also has a fast-fill dispenser to allow other county vehicles to fuel up.
The county has been utilising LNG since 2004. The County of Sacramento Department of Waste Management and Recycling Superintendent, Chris Celsi, said: "We have two yards that we operate out of – but only one LNG station which forces us to fuel a large bulk tanker that we affectionately call 'Orca', which then transports LNG to our second location, where our drivers will then line up to fuel […] One of the big issues is we're then paying our drivers to wait up to 45 minutes for their turn to fuel their vehicle. With the CNG station, our drivers simply plug their trucks in and walk away."
The station is configured to time-fill 40 vehicles simultaneously at night when electrical power is at its cheapest. In addition, the station is equipped with a fast fill dispenser, which allows other fleet vehicles in the county to fill as needed.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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