Gilbert is moving forward with plans for its first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station which will be located at Gilbert’s South Area Service Center on Greenfield Road. The facility is planned to have capacity to fuel up to 70 CNG truck in an eight-hour time frame at final build-out.
With a program budget of approximately $1,600,000, the station will provide fast-fill and time-fill components to meet Gilbert’s fleet needs. A public retail fueling component is also being considered for this site.
While alternative fueling facilities have been built in neighboring cities, this will be the first CNG fueling station located in Gilbert.
“We are excited to implement Gilbert’s first CNG fueling station,” says Environmental Services Manager Steven Pietrzkowsky. “CNG is a clean burning fuel that will considerably reduce our fuel costs while also allowing for quieter operations, which is important when servicing our residential areas.”
ET Environmental was selected to design and construct the new CNG facilities. “As avid proponents of the use of clean, domestic fuels, we are looking forward to working with Gilbert on this project,” says Todd Reasy, Project Manager for ET Environmental. Construction is scheduled to be complete in August 2015.