The City of Gilbert, Ariz., is moving forward with the construction of its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be able to fuel up to 70 CNG trucks within eight hours.

The city selected ET Environmental to design and construct the $1.6 million facility. The station will provide fast-fill and time-fill components to meet the city’s fleet needs, and 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,” said 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.”

Originally posted on Government Fleet