SoCalGas Opens Public CNG Fueling Station in Southern California
SoCalGas has opened its new Murrieta CNG station in Western Riverside County, California, the company’s 15th public-access station. The station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and located at SoCalGas’ operating base near the intersection of two interstate highways, I-15 and I-215. It is conveniently situated for trucks and other commercial vehicles traveling between Southern California locations.
While the Murrieta station is accessible to all NGVs, it is designed to provide easy access for trucks and commercial vehicles. The design features include a wider turning radius and ample space to allow for safe, efficient fueling for multiple vehicles. The new SoCalGas station features four dispenser hoses supported by ample storage for improved fill speed and increased reliability.
“Fuel availability is a key requirement for any NGV fleet operator and SoCalGas has worked to ensure that Southern California has one of the best CNG refueling networks in the U.S.,” said Mike Schneider, vice president of operations support & chief environmental officer, customer service & solutions for SoCalGas. “We are pleased to add the Murrieta station to our network and believe its location and truck-friendly design will make it a vital asset to NGV fleet operators and the growing numbers of heavy-duty trucking customers.”
The Murrieta Valley Unified School District has partnered with SoCalGas to provide natural gas fuel for its fleet of CNG school buses. The district will be an anchor fleet for the newly constructed station.
SoCalGas actively supports the development of the NGV infrastructure, including refueling facilities. SoCalGas also has an extensive NGV program to provide information, education and support to residential and business customers that use, or would benefit from using, clean-burning natural gas as a transportation fuel.
The new station was made possible by financial support from the California Energy Commission, South Coast Air Quality Management District and Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee.