Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced it has successfully completed the company’s first project under its Compression Services Tariff: a state-of-the-art CNG station for the City of Monterey Park, which adds another link to California’s rapidly expanding natural gas fueling infrastructure. The project was partially funded by grants from the California Energy Commission and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
The public-access facility located at 751 S. Alhambra Ave. will support the operation of the City’s clean Spirit bus fleet. It will also serve passenger NGVs, parking shuttles, taxis, fleet vehicles and other area CNG needs, providing fuel to the public during the day when city vehicles are not scheduled to be fueled.
Rodger Schwecke, vice president of Customer Solutions for SoCalGas, said: “As the first project completed under our new Compression Services Tariff, this is an outstanding example of public/private partnership that delivers business value to our customers and provides affordable, reliable and clean transportation fuel that can help clean our air and benefit our environment.”
“This project makes good business sense for the City of Monterey Park and we are delighted with the outcome and with the service of SoCalGas. Our new facility will help reduce our CNG fuel costs by about 50%, saving our city money and conserving scarce resources,” said Ron Bow, director of Public Works and assistant City Manager of Monterey Park. “By also helping cut smog-forming pollutants and reducing our carbon footprint, this project is good for taxpayers, our neighbors and our environment.”