North American energy supplier Mansfield Energy Corp. (Mansfield) continues to expand its natural gas refueling presence with a contract to provide new equipment and upgrades to Temecula Valley Unified School District’s existing time-fill Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station in Temecula, California. The upgrade will increase the District’s refueling capacity from 8 to 18 buses.
“Through funding made available by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Review Committee (MSRC), Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) has contracted with Mansfield to expand our CNG fueling capacity from 8 to 18 buses concurrently. TVUSD currently operates 15 school buses powered by clean burning natural gas. We are happy to see the expansion of our CNG fueling station capacity, as the use of clean burning CNG-powered buses helps reduce air pollution and provides for better heath of our students and the community,” said Jason Osborn, Director of Transportation for Temecula Valley Unified School District.
Mansfield Energy Corp. is also involved with Waste Industries’ $15M project which includes CNG filling stations, maintenance facility upgrades and vehicles. Mansfield’s latest project with Waste Industries, currently in development in North Carolina, consists of the design/build of a time-fill CNG station equipped with 23 dual time-fill hoses allowing for the fueling of 46 vehicles simultaneously. Mansfield will provide the drawing package, equipment and installation, as well as the start-up and training required for the station. In addition to the station, Mansfield will provide a fully functional methane detection system.
Gregory Brinkley, General Manager of Waste Industries-Brunswick stated, “We look forward to unveiling our fleet of 32 new trucks running cleaner on CNG fuel. The capacity of the CNG system being built allows for growth beyond these initial 32 trucks, further reducing Waste Industries’ carbon footprint and serving as another example of the Company’s commitment to environmental friendly innovations.”
“We are so pleased to continue our collaboration with Waste Industries on the implementation of their CNG fueling projects including the present station in Brunswick, North Carolina. With more companies converting to CNG as a viable transportation fuel alternative, we are confident we will continue to move the ball forward towards lowering emissions, fuel costs and ultimately, sustainability for our customers,” said J. Alexander, President of Mansfield Energy.
The project completion date is anticipated for April 2013.
Mansfield Oil Company acquired California-based Gas Equipment Systems, Inc. (GESI) in early 2011 to solidify its position as a transportation fuels company capable of delivering a complete slate of fuels including gasoline, diesel, biodiesel, ethanol, and CNG across the U.S. and Canada.
(This article compiled using information from Mansfield Energy Corp. press releases)