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News Archive - September 2009

Los Angeles World Airports Approved the Development of a CNG Station
September 25, 2009 - The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Board of Airport Commissioners approved the development of a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling station at LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). The new station will provide CNG on site for vehicles operated by ONT, airport tenants, commercial fleets traveling on Interstate 10, consumer vehicles, and transit agency and local school district buses. For more information, please click here.

Groot Invests in Compressed Natural Gas Collection Trucks
September 21, 2009 - root Industries, Inc. will be adding 20 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks to its fleet by the end of the year. These vehicles provide a cleaner alternative to diesel fuel and will significantly lower evaporative emissions. The CNG trucks will decrease pollution from truck emissions by over 70% compared to diesel emissions. The trucks will decrease the company’s dependence on foreign oil and fossil fuels while reducing the carbon footprint within communities that Groot currently services. Additionally, natural gas powered engines provide another benefit of being quieter than diesel engines with over 50% lower decibel levels. For more information, please click here.

Temecula School Officials Have Obtained Two Grants for CNG Buses
September 18, 2009 - Temecula School officials have netted two grants aimed at eventually fueling their bus fleet with compressed natural gas (CNG), a conversion process aimed at cutting air pollution and transportation costs. But those state and federal funds, which together total about USD 245.000, fall far short of the amount needed to design, permit and construct a fueling station for the Temecula Valley Unified School District. For more information, please click here.

South Coast AQMD Approves Funding for 483 Natural-Gas-Fueled Trucks to Replace Diesel Trucks for Drayage at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles
September 14, 2009 - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Governing Board voted last Friday to approve funding for 483 natural gas-fueled (liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG)) trucks to replace old diesel trucks serving the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, according to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. This action will more than double the current number of natural gas trucks at the ports.For more information, please click here.


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