The Supervisor went on to say the Town’s CNG fueling station, located at the Department of Public Works complex in Syosset, became operational earlier this year. Under this grant, the Town has converted 31 heavy-duty sanitation trucks, which are also used for snow removal operations to CNG, and purchased 13 CNG-ready sanitation trucks. The Supervisor noted that an additional five trucks were repowered under a grant came from the U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) through the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) bringing the Town’s fleet of CNG trucks to a total of 49.
In addition to the fact that CNG is domestically produced, Supervisor Venditto indicated that the benefits of using CNG are multi-fold. “The trucks that operate on CNG will reduce the Town’s petroleum usage by an estimated 264,000 gallons per year, or 22,000 gallons a month, thereby reducing our dependence on foreign oil. The clean-burning CNG vehicles will produce an average of 27 percent fewer greenhouse emission than comparable gasoline or diesel models. Additionally, it is estimated that a total of 67,130 pounds of identifiable pollutants will be reduced annually. The project also resulted in green jobs in vehicle and equipment manufacturing, station construction, and ongoing vehicle and station operations.
Source: Oyster Bay Town.