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TruStar Energy Awarded Contract to Build and Maintain CNG Station in California


TruStar Energy has been awarded the contract to build and maintain the first CNG fueling station for the City of Long Beach, California. The City, which is in midst of transitioning from LNG to CNG for its fleets, currently has 24 CNG-fueled vehicles. Over the next six years, the City plans to acquire an additional 307 CNG vehicles.

“Using alternative fuels for our refuse trucks and street sweepers is an important part of the City of Long Beach’s commitment to more environmentally sustainable city services for residents,” said Oliver Cruz, Fuel Operations Program Officer for the City of Long Beach. “Compressed natural gas is cost effective and cleaner than other fuels.”

The City’s fleet was recognized as the 12th best government fleet in the United States for 2016 by Government Fleet Magazine, and was ranked the No. 1 North American Government Green Fleet in 2008.

The station will have 100 time-fill posts, three 200 HP Ariel compressors, packaged by ANGI, and a PSB gas dryer. The time-fill system will allow the City to plan more efficiently and to store more fuel in vehicles, keeping vehicle downtime to a minimum. The CNG station is projected to be completed by TruStar Energy in November 2016.TruStar Energy will also maintain and service the station under a long-term maintenance agreement.