PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/29/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:082917
Subject:
City of Long Beach Opens New Fleet Compressed Natural Gas Station
Contact:
Oliver Cruz, Fuel Operations Program Officer
Fleet Services Bureau
Department of Financial Management
562.570.5430
Oliver.Cruz@longbeach.gov




The City of Long Beach continues its investment in clean air and green energy with the installation of its new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station. TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, was contracted to build and maintain the CNG fueling station, which is located at the City’s Temple/Willow Yard at 2600 Temple Ave. This station will provide a local source of clean fuel for the City’s new fleet of CNG-powered refuse trucks and street sweepers.


“By powering fleets with renewable fuels, the City is looking at a potential reduction of more than 7,700 tons of carbon emissions per year,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Long Beach remains a committed leader in its efforts to ensure a zero emissions future.”

This new state-of-the-art CNG time-fill fueling station includes fully-integrated fuel compression equipment, backup power, and a time-fill dispensing system; capable of providing a ten-hour time-fill (slow-fill) capacity for 80 trucks and 20 sweepers, enabling them to refuel overnight, and be ready and be ready to provide services to residents the next day.

“When factoring its production, transportation, and use, the carbon footprint for renewable natural gas is the lowest of any vehicle fuel over the course of its life cycle,” said Fleet Services Bureau Manager, Dan Berlenbach.

Since 2015, the City has been using renewable fuels for its Fleet, such as renewable diesel and renewable liquid natural gas (RNG). Renewable fuels greatly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and tailpipe emissions; cost the same or less than current fuels; and do not require any modifications to the City’s vehicles or fueling infrastructure.

In 2016, the City’s fleet was recognized as one of the top ten fleets in the nation by Government Fleet magazine and was ranked a Top 50 Green Fleet by Heavy Duty
Trucking magazine. 

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About Fleet Services Bureau
The purpose of the Fleet Services Bureau is to provide vehicle and equipment acquisitions, preventive maintenance, repair and fueling services to City departments so they can have safe, reliable, cost effective equipment and vehicles to accomplish their operational goals and purpose. The Towing Operations and Lien Sales Division is responsible for providing tow response, roadside assistance, and unclaimed vehicle disposition.

About Department of Financial Management
The Department of Financial Management administers the financial operations of the City and serves as a financial adviser to the City Manager and City Council. It is the responsibility of Financial Management to help keep the City financially strong. The Financial Management department is organized into seven bureaus: Budgeting, Accounting, Business Services, Commercial Services, Fleet Services, Financial Controls and Treasury.

To learn more about Financial Management, visit: http://longbeach.gov/finance/.