Covina CNG Station
Covina Announces Grand Reopening of the City’s Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station
The City of Covina’s Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, located at the City’s Corporate Yard, 534 N. Barranca Avenue, Covina, CA 91723 has undergone a significant upgrade during the past four (4) months to modernize the station and allow it to meet the significant increase in demand for CNG fuel. The station is now open to the public.
The station originally opened in 1993 and was constructed with grant funds from the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (AQMD) Assembly Bill 2766 Subvention Funds (AB 2766). The station was one of the first city-owned stations in the region. Throughout the past 20 years, the station has been a very reliable source of fuel to many commercial fleets, public agencies and personal use CNG vehicles, which, in turn, has contributed to increased sales of CNG vehicles as an alternative for the region’s commuters and fleets.
The station upgrade features the following new equipment: a new compressor and storage vessel and the addition of a new 3600 pounds per square inch (“psi”) fueling dispenser that will allow station users with a 3600 psi tank to obtain a 100% fill during fueling. The old equipment did not provide newer vehicles, buses and trucks a full fill, resulting in the need for more frequent refueling. The station also retained its current fueling dispenser that fills at 3000 psi to ensure that our legacy station users who have vehicles with older 3000 psi tanks can continue to utilize the station until their 3000 psi tanks expire within the next few years.
The major users of the station include Covina Valley Unified School District, Athens Services, taxicab companies, other public agencies and commuters.
Funding for this $666,200 project includes $366,182 in AB 2766 and Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) matching grant funds. The balance was borrowed from the City’s Equipment Fund and will be repaid from yearly AB 2766 grant receipts.
Covina is committed to expanding and improving the City’s alternative fuel infrastructure in order to make “greener” vehicles more attractive and convenient for its residents, businesses and neighbors. The City is working to secure funding to install electric vehicle charging stations in the near future.
The station is open to all users of CNG fuel. The station only accepts credit cards as payment with the following cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Voyager, and Wright Express cards. Station operating hours are Monday-Thursday from 6 am-4:30 pm. For more information on the CNG fueling station, please contact the Environmental Services Section at (626) 384-5480.
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