City of Lemoore Grant For the CNG Fueling Station – City of Lemoore Project
In the central San Joaquin Valley, the City of Lemoore and the Lemoore School District will partner to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that will be open to the public 24 hours a day and serve both the City and School District’s vehicles. The station will be located near Highway 41, which is the main connector between State Highway 99 and Interstate 5, the primary and secondary goods movement corridors though California. Both fast filling and slow filling options will be available.
Lemoore plans to replace its existing fleet with natural gas vehicles over the next five years, and wants to produce much of its needed natural gas from the local wastewater treatment plant. Concerned with severe localized health impact issues made worse by pollution from existing diesel school buses, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will provide technical assistance.
$465,405 from the City and the School District.
The City of Lemoore, in Kings County, will own and operate the CNG fueling station and provide primary project management for this project.
The Lemoore School District will partner with the City of Lemoore for the development of the CNG fueling station.
This project is supported by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD). The SJVAPCD will provide technical assistance for data reporting.
The proposed project will support the City’s CNG school buses and municipal fleet. These buses will reduce GHG emissions by approximately 21 percent over diesel vehicles and will reduce GHG emissions by approximately 32 tons between 2012 and 2020. The City’s fleet is expected to displace over 444,680 gallons of petroleum-based diesel fuel between 2012 and 2020. The project will also improve the State’s CNG fueling network by providing a CNG facility near Highway 41. The new fueling station will provide approximately 12 short-term construction jobs and two long-term jobs in station management.
Grant Agreement Number: ARV-09-019