TruStar Energy has announced that is has been awarded a contract for the design and construction of a time-fill CNG fuel station for the City of Tacoma, Washington. The city has plans to eventually migrate up to 80 vehicles to domestic CNG as part of a larger strategy to reduce emissions and cut fuel costs.
TruStar will deliver a portable fueling station that generates 100 diesel gal. equivalent per hour to fuel the City’s trucks. In addition, dedicated 24 twin hoses time-fill posts and equipment will be installed at the site to allow for fueling.
Lewis Griffith, City of Tacoma assistant division manager, said: “Cutting fuel costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions are two main goals for migrating to CNG. At present, we have one front load truck on order, and plan to order long haul trucks, roll-off chassis and rear loading trucks in the next year.”
“The PFS Elite Series fueling station fills a niche for companies looking to migrate to CNG fuel quickly and that have a smaller amount of trucks, limited space, or smaller fuel consumption that would not warrant a traditional brick and mortar station”, said TruStar Energy Vice President of Sales, Scott Edelback.
The PFS allows fleet owners to rapidly migrate to onsite fueling because the entire station is mounted to a mobile platform that can be lifted into place at a customer’s location with minimal preparation. Because of its portability, the station can be easily moved to a secondary location – once the fleet grows beyond the fueling capacity of the PFS.
Griffith said that the City expects to take delivery of the first vehicles near the end of the year and are anticipating the TruStar PFS Elite 225 will be dispensing fuel sometime in the first quarter of 2015.
Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.
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