Southern California Gas Co. Wednesday stepped up the fight against air pollution with the opening of a clean-fuel compressed natural gas station in Pico Rivera’s warehouse and distribution district.
The public station will help improve air quality by providing a more convenient location for CNG fueling and by helping to meet growing demand from commercial fleets for clean-burning and affordable fuel, according to SoCalGas.
Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Norwalk, whose congressional district includes Pico Rivera, said Southern California “is leading the nation’s clean energy revolution.”
“This new fueling station will improve public transportation for the region, grow our economy and help our community fight air pollution,” she said. “As a strong proponent of clean energy alternatives, I am excited to see more clean vehicles on our roads and freeways.”
The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee provided $150,000 in funding to SoCalGas to help cover equipment, installation and other costs to build the CNG station, said Greg Pettis, chair of MSRC and mayor pro- tem of Cathedral City.
“This is the second SoCalGas station this year for which the MSRC has provided funding, so we are excited to help contribute to the continually expanding network of CNG fueling stations across the Southland,” Pettis said.
The station was designed for the needs of heavy-duty trucks, with wide driveways for easy turning, 16-foot-high canopies with LED lighting and robust compressors for quick, reliable fueling, according to SoCalGas.
—City News Service
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