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Victor Valley Transit Authority may be buying Barstow LCNG station

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  • Victor Valley Transit Authority may be buying Barstow LCNG station

    February 4, 2016. Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA), in California, apparently is looking at purchasing the city-owned natural gas station on West Main Street.
    The agenda for VVTA Technical Advisory Committee meeting in Hesperia lists an item under review as "Barstow CNG/LNG station and property." VVTA Executive Director Kevin Kane said in an email that the committee will discuss the issue and then place it on the February 16 VVTA board agenda.
    Barstow City Manager Curt Mitchell revealed after Monday's City Council meeting that VVTA is considering the purchase of the property.
    The $2.3 million liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station opened in 2006. It was built by the city in 2005 using a grant from the Mojave Desert Air Quality District. The plant is part of the Interstate Clean Transportation Corridor. It's a nationwide effort to get diesel-burning tractor trailers to switch to liquefied and compressed natural gas.
    According to a city staff report, the properties include the 31.47-acre business park (including the CNG/LNG station) and a parcel of land to be sold to Sater Oil International, LLC in accordance with the disposition and development agreement with Sater approved in 2013 by the Council.