CNG fuel station coming to Paso Robles
Compressed natural gas station to be opened by Paso Robles Waste & Recycle
CNG saves money and reduce greenhouse gases
The Paso Robles Waste & Recycle Family of Companies is developing a public-access compressed natural gas fueling station bringing CNG to Paso Robles. The facility will be located along Highway 46 East at Combine Street and Wallace Drive, adjacent to the company’s headquarters.
Construction of the facility should begin in August and be completed in December. The name of the facility will be “3G CNG.” It’s named for the three generations of the Gomer Family serving the community of Paso Robles since 1957.
This public fueling station will allow the community and Paso Robles Waste & Recycle to take advantage of the numerous benefits compressed natural gas offers. These benefits include significantly cleaner emissions, quieter running engines, safer fuel, and reduced fuel costs. An added benefit of natural gas is that it is produced almost entirely in the United States, helping the nation with its energy independence goals and keeping our fuel dollars right here in the U.S. economy, instead of going overseas. Also, natural gas does not suffer from the dramatic price volatility and fluctuations inherent to gasoline and diesel. Many individuals, businesses, and organizations would like to switch to CNG fuel, but without a fueling station it was just not an option. We’re honored to be able to provide this opportunity to the community.
The fueling station will be developed completely independently of Paso Robles Waste & Recycle, and none of the development costs will be shared by PRW&R. To start the transition to this clean fuel, our family of companies will start with six new CNG vehicles, and replace other diesel vehicles with CNG powered alternatives as they reach the end of their useful life. Paso Robles Waste and Recycle will see instant fuel savings of approximately $1,000 per truck per month upon switching to this alternative fuel, while servicing the community with quieter, cleaner running vehicles.
Compressed natural gas is a fossil fuel substitute for gasoline, diesel fuel, and propane/LPG. Although CNG’s combustion does produce some greenhouse gases, it is much more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional fuels. Additionally it is much safer than other fuels in the event of a spill because natural gas is lighter than air, and disperses quickly when released.
CNG is made by compressing natural gas to less than one-percent of the volume it occupies at standard atmospheric pressure. It is stored and distributed in hard containers at a pressure of 2,900–3,600 psi, usually in cylindrical or spherical shapes.
CNG is used in traditional gasoline/internal combustion engine automobiles that have been converted into bi-fuel vehicles. Natural gas vehicles are increasingly used around the world due to rising gasoline prices. CNG is starting to be used in cars, pickup trucks, transit and school buses, and trains.
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