Long Island Adds a CNG Station

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy, Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition(GLICCC), and the Town of Oyster Bay (Long Island, NY) hosted the Grand Opening of a another Long Island CNG station on Long Island. The station was funded by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A portion of GLICCC’s $15 million fund award from the U.S. Department of Energy was used for the project. The station was built by Engineered Energy Solutions (EES) and uses ANGI Energy Systems fueling equipment. Owned and operated by the Town of Oyster Bay and maintained by EES for use by the Town’s CNG fleet, the station is open to municipal fleets. P.W. Grosser Consulting designed the station, which includes three fast-fill pumps with six hoses and 50 time-fill posts. To date, the town has a total of 49 CNG trucks: 31 were retrofitted from diesel to CNG, 13 were purchased CNG-ready, and five were repowered under a grant the town received from the U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) through GLICCC.