Examples of CNG Fleets
DeKalb County’s second government-owned compressed natural gas (CNG) station is now open, providing fill-ups for garbage trucks, pickups and other vehicles that run on natural gas. The station, located off I-285 near Memorial Drive, will be used primarily by county vehicles, and is available to the general public. Located at 3720 Leroy Scott Drive near Decatur, the station comprises two fueling lanes, with three standard capacity and one high capacity fuel dispensers. Open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.
MARTA Powered by CNG – Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Gas Light and Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), which operates the city’s transit bus system, partnered in the early 1990s to develop one of the nation’s first CNG public transit bus programs. Atlanta Gas Light maintains two CNG stations for MARTA’s 370 CNG buses, which saves millions in fuel costs, displaces about 150,000 barrels of oil each year and reduces emissions by millions of pounds of pollutants.
Langdale Fuel Adds Public Access CNG Station – Valdosta, GA
Langdale Fuel Co. in Valdosta, GA, partnered with Atlanta Gas Light to open a public access fast-fill CNG station, the first of its kind in South Georgia. Opened in August 2013, this station has four dispenser hoses to fuel all sizes of vehicles from passenger cars to large trucks.
Snapping Shoals EMC is Growing CNG Fleet
Snapping Shoals EMC (an electric utility in suburban Atlanta) has been operating 20 + CNG light/medium duty vehicles in their service fleet since the 1990s. They installed their own private CNG station and recently completed an upgrade of this station by adding a second Bauer compressor. Snapping Shoals EMC is also acquiring additional CNG vehicles and will be operating 30 – 40 CNG vehicles going forward.
DeKalb County Sanitation Fuels Fleet with Renewable Natural Gas
DeKalb County Sanitation department has developed a landfill-gas to CNG project in Ellenwood, GA and is now fueling their fleet with renewable natural gas they produce at their own facility. The County is operating about 50 vehicles (garbage trucks, transfer trucks, shuttle buses, sedans, etc.) and will eventually transition all 300 of their vehicles to CNG. Their CNG station is also publicly accessible to others.
City of Augusta Builds CNG Station
City of Augusta has also built their own CNG station for the public and two companies who have contracted with the City to perform garbage collection services for City of Augusta using CNG trucks. The City completed construction of this station in 2013 and Atlanta Gas Light maintains this station for City of Augusta under a five year contract.