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In the central San Joaquin Valley, the City of Lemoore and the Lemoore School District partnered 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’s refuge vehicles and the School District’s buses. The station is 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 are available.

Lemoore plans to replace their refuge vehicle fleet with natural gas vehicles over the next four years with six new CNG powered garbage trucks and ten CNG school buses. They will produce much of the needed natural gas from the local wastewater treatment plant.

Grant Amount


Match Funding

$465,405 from the City of Lemoore and the Lemoore School District.

Project Benefits

This project will support the City’s refuge fleet and the School District’s school buses and reduce GHG emissions by approximately 21 percent over vehicles that use diesel as a fuel. For both the refuge trucks and the buses, the project will reduce GHG emissions by approximately 32 tons between 2012 and 2020. The City’s fleet (trucks and buses) is expected to displace over 444,680 gallons of petroleum-based diesel fuel between 2012 and 2020. The project also improves 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

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