Republic Unveils New CNG Fueling Station in Long Beach
Republic Services unveiled its latest CNG fueling station in Long Beach, California. The new fueling station is designed to support the recent addition of 56 new CNG-powered collection trucks that serve customers throughout greater Long Beach. The additional CNG trucks have replaced older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of alternative fuel vehicles operated by Republic Services of Long Beach to 147.
“Our growing fleet of alternative fuel vehicles in Long Beach enables us to offer cleaner and quieter operations,” said Heath Eddleblute, area president of Republic Services. “It also embodies our commitment, as one of the largest vocational fleet operators in the country, to doing our part to reduce carbon emissions whenever possible.”
The new fueling station is Republic’s second alternative fuels facility in Long Beach. Republic has been committed to introducing alternative fuel vehicles into its Long Beach fleet since 2008. Republic partnered with Clean Energy on this new fueling station project. More than 75 percent of Republic’s fleet of 191 collection trucks in Long Beach is now powered by clean, domestically produced natural gas.
“Republic’s CNG program is a perfect fit with our Sustainable City Action Plan,” said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. “Climate change is indeed real and we must adapt the way we produce and use energy, supporting transportation that is not reliant on fossil fuels and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.”
Nationwide, Republic operates a fleet of nearly 2,500 CNG-powered vehicles which are supported by 38 natural gas fueling stations. Last year, Republic’s CNG fleet helped save roughly 21 million gallons of diesel fuel.