Clean Cities: Sacramento, CA
Our success story this week takes us to West Sacramento, California where truckers are taking advantage of a new, clean energy, liquefied natural gas fueling station. It’s one of only two regional LNG stations designed for heavy duty, class 7 & 8 tractor trailers. Stations have wider access, a larger turnaround pad, with two fueling lanes that can be increased to four. The station can also be upgraded to add CNG—and if demand warrants, a second LNG holding tank. Area haulers are slowly but surely making the switch to the cleaner-burning fuel—supporting the need for more LNG stations.
JEFF WITTENBERGER: Sacramento has been, really, an early adopter for natural gas trucks. A lot of the county and city of Sacramento’s vehicles are running on natural gas. So it’s really nothing new here. What is new is the introduction to the heavy duty, over-the-road, regional haul trucking market.
JOHN DAVIS: With natural gas being an abundant, domestically-produced fuel, clean energy believes their investment in America’s natural gas highway will pay big dividends for northern California truckers.