Arrow Services, Inc., a Californian waste disposal and recycling company, has opened its first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in the City of La Puente. The station is a limited-access station, enabling it to also serve NASA Services, Inc., another local refuse service company which utilizes CNG vehicles.
Less than two miles from the 605 freeway and between the 10 and 60 freeways, the station is located at 14241 Proctor Avenue. It provides convenient accessibility for Arrow’s fleet of 20 CNG refuse haulers which serve Los Angeles and Orange Counties, as well as the Inland Empire.
The station includes a 140 horsepower, 200 SCFM (standard cubic feet per minute) compressor and twenty time-fill posts, with a total of 21 (20 time-fill and one quick-fill) hoses so that vehicles can fuel simultaneously overnight. It is projected that the station will dispense more than 152,220 DGE (diesel gasoline equivalent) in the first year of operation.
The station was constructed with the help of $100,000 in Clean Transportation Funding from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) which serves cities and counties within the South Coast air district of California. The MSRC allocates funding from a $4 surcharge on vehicle license fees, specifically to be used for local projects designed to reduce air pollution from motor vehicles.
Over its nearly 30-year history, the MSRC has distributed more than $400 million in funding to innovative clean air projects – like Arrow Services’ new CNG station – throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties that have helped to remove as much as 13,000 tons of air pollution from the skies of Southern California.
“We are committed to transition our fleet to run on CNG because it is better for our local air quality, The MSRC’s support of low-NOx vehicle incentives is a great example of a current program that will be instrumental in supporting the growth of natural gas fueling station throughput. In fact, this new CNG station will help us to grow our CNG fleet, as we hope to add at least five more clean-fueled vehicles this year and more as our business continues to grow,” stated Kirk Tahmizian, President of Arrow Services, Inc.
Source: Arrow Services, Inc.