Nine are public-access sites
Waste Management opened 13 CNG stations during first-half of 2012
This brings the company’s natural gas fueling stations to 31 with another 17 either in operation or in construction by the end of 2012. Waste Management owns the stations, purchases the fuel and finances the construction of the stations. It also enters into maintenance contracts with third party companies, a strategy that allows it to secure better natural gas prices in the long run.
“These facilities will serve our rapidly growing CNG-powered collection fleet. Those facilities with publicly accessible stations offer fueling solutions to other corporate fleets and consumers as more and more North Americans turn to vehicles fueled by CNG,” said Eric Woods, vice president of fleet and logistics for Waste Management.
The new stations are located in Mesa (Ariz), Venice and Pompano Beach (Florida), Stickney
(Illinois), Louisville (Kentucky), Baltimore (Maryland), Blaine (Minnesota), Portland (Oregon), Washington
(Pennsylvania), West Jordan (Utah), Conroe
(Texas), Auburn and Woodinville (Washington).
To optimize costs, the company’s preferred platform for these stations is to time-fill its trucks according to a set schedule. The trucks use a slow-fill method, which carry approximately 70 diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) of CNG – a capacity that allows them to run for 10 to 12 hours and complete a typical day’s waste or recycling collection route. For public accessible fueling stations that serve commercial and consumer vehicles, fast-fill capability is installed. Source: Waste Management