San Antonio contracted with Clean Energy to design and construct the new CNG refuse truck fuel station. Clean Energy's operation and maintenance contract is for five years with a five-year option. The city used federal and state funding opportunities to assist with CNG station and new vehicle expenses, including a grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to help offset station construction costs.
Guest speakers at the Jan. 14 station dedication ceremony included T. Boone Pickens, Clean Energy co-founder and board member; City of San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger; City Manager Sheryl Sculley; and David McCary, city director of Environmental Services.
San Antonio will operate a fleet of 30 CNG-powered refuse trucks by March 2009 and could significantly increase its CNG fleet size in the coming years.