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  • CE Opening CNG Station in Glendale CA 04/08

    Monday, September 8, 2008
    New Glendale CNG Station?

    From the Glendale News-Press:

    Two years after Glendale prematurely lost its compressed natural gas fueling station, the City Council on Tuesday is poised to bring it back — and at a relative bargain.

    The city benefits laid out in the proposal are in exchange for allowing Clean Energy, the nation’s largest natural gas vehicle fuel provider, to build and operate the station for at least 10 years, and comes with a $211,000 investment from the city to pay for utility connections, piping and landscape improvements.

    The proposal is a departure from original plans to build a city-owned and operated $1.8 million compressed natural gas fueling station, with an additional $60,000 annually for maintenance.

    “So it seems like a very good deal for the city and residents,” Councilman Ara Najarian said. “It’s been a long time coming.”

    It would also end two years of 31 city buses refueling at compressed natural gas facilities in Burbank and downtown Los Angeles, resulting in what could be tens of thousands of dollars in savings, Public Works Director Steve Zurn said.

    The cost savings should be even more pronounced after the city takes delivery of an additional six compressed natural gas-powered refuse trucks and a street sweeper in 2009, he added.
    The station would be built at the southeast corner of the Glendale Amtrak/Transportation Center parking lot on Gardena Avenue, which Zurn said was “generally underutilized.” could be open this spring!

    Currently the closest CNG stations are in Burbank (near Victory & Burbank Blvd.) and Downtown L.A. (on Alameda, next to Philippe's). The CNG station in Burbank after 8pm is always packed...with Glendale's Beeline buses! It's absurd that Glendale's buses (31 of them!) should have to make a 14 mile round-trip for a tank of CNG. It's time we built a station in our own backyard.

    Here is the full report (PDF) that was prepared by Public Works for the City Council. The City Council will take up the proposal during this Tuesday's meeting. I plan on attending. If approved, the station could be open this spring.

    Burbank's very busy CNG filling station.
    Posted by Scott at 12:54 AM
    Labels: cng compressed natural gas NGV honda civic GX alternative fuels energy burbank glendale

    Jeff Lowe said...

    good news. lobby the city to offer the cheap cheap prices of the san fernando station.
    September 8, 2008 2:40 PM

    Link here
    First a new bike lane , now this! If you are unfamiliar with CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) as a vehicle fuel, please read my earlier post her...
    CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector

  • #2
    Updated 9/9/08 approved!

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008
    Glendale CNG Station Approved

    The Glendale City Council has spoken and our new CNG station is a go! The council was excited about the proposal (Councilmember Frank Quintero spoke about how glad he was that the station was going to finally be built) and all of the councilmembers in attendance voted in favor of the proposal.

    I had never been to a council meeting before, and found it very interesting. From now on I'll keep abreast of forthcoming City Council agendas and attend meetings on interesting topics.

    Since I was unfamiliar with the precise mechanics of a council meeting I was unsure of if/when I could speak --the "public comment" section on the agenda specified that it was for comments not covered on the existing agenda, and the CNG station was clearly on the agenda. When two other people spoke regarding the proposed CNG station, I scrambled to fill out a comment form and rushed it to the City Clerk at the last moment and was able to give a statement (brief, awkward) in favor of the proposal.

    Now that the go-ahead has been given to Clean Energy, the station could be open as early as this spring.

    Jeff Lowe said...

    Money always talks. Don't think I noticed not much about the station/cng being better for the environment.

    I wonder how the city can be made to stop playing gestapo enforcer against people trying to conserve water during this drought by changing their front yard landscaping?
    September 11, 2008 10:12 AM

    Read the 47 PAGE (PDF) Reprt prepared by Glendale here

    $211,000 Bucks!
    I have mixed feelings but I am glad Glendale is FINALLY getting a CNG station again, after all that is my old home town where I grew up Glendale ain't what it use to be but I still have love for that town.

    Link here
    The Glendale City Council has spoken and our new CNG station is a go! The council was excited about the proposal (Councilmember Frank Qui...
    Last edited by CNGCARS; 10-08-2008, 12:40 PM.
    CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector


    • #3
      Re: CE Opening CNG Station in Glendale CA 04/08

      Yay, Clean Energy, $3.25 CNG for everyone!



      • #4
        Re: City of Glendale Contracts with Clean Energy to Build New CNG Station

        Press Release Today 12/01/08

        City of Glendale, CA Contracts with Clean Energy to Build, Operate New CNG
        Fueling Station to Support Growing Municipal Fleets, Serve Surrounding Communities

        -- Glendale Announces Companion Plan to Replace All Diesel Refuse Trucks
        With New CNG-Powered Models Over Next Five Years --

        Seal Beach, CA (Dec. 1, 2008) -- The City of Glendale, California has awarded a 10-year contract to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) to build, operate and maintain a new large-scale public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station to support the City's CNG vehicle fleets and serve surrounding communities.

        The planned Clean Energy-owned facility is designed to serve a range of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including public transit buses, municipal vehicles, refuse hauling trucks, taxis, shared-ride shuttle buses and passenger cars. The station, located near Bob Hope Airport, will serve more than 30 Beeline Transit buses and a growing fleet of residential refuse trucks operated by the City. It is also a strategic location for taxis that operate between the San Fernando Valley, including Bob Hope Airport, and downtown Los Angeles.

        James Harger, Clean Energy's Senior Vice President, said, "For many years the City of Glendale has been a dedicated user of clean-burning natural gas fuel, as evidenced by its extensive fleet of CNG-powered transit buses, refuse trucks, street sweepers and light-duty municipal vehicles. The City's level of commitment continues to expand, as evidenced by the City's recent announcement that it plans to replace its entire fleet of diesel refuse trucks with CNG-powered models over the next five years, a move which will contribute significantly to boosting local efforts to curtail air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions."

        When the City completes its program to replace all of its diesel-powered fleet vehicles with CNG vehicles, the City of Glendale Clean Energy station is expected to dispense more than 800,000 gallons of fuel annually.

        Clean Energy (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the leading provider of natural gas (CNG and LNG) for transportation in North America. It has a broad customer base in the refuse, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets, fueling more than 14,000 vehicles daily at over 170 strategic locations across the United States and Canada. Clean Energy owns and operates two LNG production plants, one in Willis, TX and one in Boron, CA, with combined capacity of 260,000 LNG gallons per day and designed to expand to 340,000 LNG gallons per day as demand increases. It also owns and operates a landfill gas facility in Dallas, TX that produces renewable methane gas or biogas for delivery in the nation's gas pipeline network.
        Please visit:

        Forward-Looking Statements
        This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, including statements made about the growth of CNG fleets that fuel at the Glendale station and CNG fuel consumption at the Glendale station. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
        CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector


        • #5
          Re: CE Opening CNG Station in Glendale CA 04/08

          Two additional links to CE Glendale stories

          LA TIMES

          Los Angeles Times blogs that were published between 2006 and 2013.

          NBC Los Angeles

          Glendale city officials award a contract to build and operate a compressed natural-gas fueling station to support its municipal fleets and those of surrounding communities.


          • #6
            Re: CE Opening CNG Station in Glendale CA 11/09

            Whooo Hooooooooo

            This shot is where they will cut and place the driveway

            I can't wait! I am excited to see the weekly progress!
            AAA CNG SYSTEMS
            CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector


            • #7
              Re: CE Opening CNG Station in Glendale CA 04/08

              MORE PROGRESS!


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              CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector


              • #8
                Re: CE Opening CNG Station in Glendale CA 04/08

                Good News!

                The compressor is on the ground and placed on the pad! They have already began to run the pips over to the station.
                Some are saying the station will open in November while others say December. Lets hope its the
                1st week of December at the latest. I will post new pics later.
                AAA CNG SYSTEMS
                CSA Certified CNG Cylinder & Fuel System Inspector


                • #9
                  Re: CE Opening CNG Station in Glendale CA 04/08

                  Nice to be homem huh?

                  Glad you made it safely