California City Celebrates Opening of Renewable CNG Station
Members of the City Council of the City of Culver City, California recently joined Transportation Department officials and representatives of Clean Energy to open the City’s newly upgraded CNG fueling station. The event marked the completion of a $1 million facility improvement project, which included the replacement and installation of two natural gas compressors that will enable Culver City to more efficiently fuel its more than 100 CNG City vehicles.
The fast-fill CNG station will support the fueling needs of Culver CityBus, City refuse vehicles, and many other municipal vehicles that allow Culver City to have one of the cleanest fleets in the state. Culver City has operated CNG vehicles since 1998, and in 2004, Culver CityBus transitioned to 100 percent CNG fuel, becoming the first transit fleet in the South Coast Air Quality Management District to do so and the second in the State of California.
“This CNG fueling station is key to our commitment to sustainability and the environment,” said Culver City Mayor Jeffrey Cooper, who recently toured the facility. “The City’s ability to utilize this station, a key component to clean transportation infrastructure, helps to improve air quality in Culver City and the region.”