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SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT GRANT FOR LCNG INFRASTRUCTURE INSTALLATION

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will install a liquefied/compressed natural gas (LCNG) fueling station at an existing gas station in Ontario, California. Approximately 2,130 vehicles run on CNG in the Ontario area, and the number is expected to double within the next two years. Fuel demand in the area already exceeds availability.

Grant Amount

$300,000 from the Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Transportation Program.

Match Funding

$1,447,466 from project's participants.

Project Benefits

This new station should displace 375,000 gallons of petroleum in its first year; within the next two years it should be able to displace 2.1 million gallons of petroleum annually, according to SCAQMD estimates. It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 84,044 metric tons of CO2 over the life of the project. The station is expected to fulfill 25 percent of the existing demand in the area within 12 months of the installation, and meet 50 percent of the total demand within the area by the end of the second year. The project will generate an estimated 24 jobs within the first two years, creating additional jobs in the future for maintenance, repair, fuel handling and safety inspection.

Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-035

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