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    TruStar for Upgrade of Kern County CNG
    TruStar Energy reports a contract to upgrade a compressed natural gas fueling station, dating from 2005, for the Kern County schools in Bakersfield, Calif. TruStar will remove older compressors and associated infrastructure at the public access facility and replace the dated gear with "new state-of-the art compressors, fueling hoses, new fueling dispensers, and a canopy. READ MORE >

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    TruStar Upgrade for Sacramento County

    TruStar Energy was contracted to completely replace the existing CNG fueling station that had been in operation since the early 80's. "Sacramento is another large municipality that continues to enjoy the many benefits that CNG fueling has to offer," said TruStar Energy President and CEO, Adam Comora. "More and more cities and counties throughout the US are reaching out to TruStar Energy for a flexible solution ? and we're proud that we can develop strategies that work for them.

    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 facility is located at 9611 Conservation Rd Sacramento, CA and has time-fill posts to fuel 40 vehicles simultaneously at night when electrical power (that runs the compressors) is at its cheapest.

    While the county had also been utilizing liquid natural gas (LNG) since 2004, CNG provides economic benefits that make the switch a prudent decision, said County of Sacramento Department of Waste Management and Recycling Superintendent, Chris Celsi.

    "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," said Celsi. "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 5 Aug 2015 grand opening was presided over by Keith Leech, Chief of Sacramento County?s Fleet Division and President of the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition who introduced speakers which included:
    Congressman Ami Bera, representing California?s 7th United States Congressional District
    Supervisor Serna, Chairman of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors representing District 1
    Supervisor Nottoli Sacramento County Board of Supervisors representing District 5
    Larry Greene, Executive Director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District