Republic Services opens new CNG fueling station in Long Beach; >75% of local fleet powered by alternative fuel
Republic Services has opened its latest Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station. The new fueling station is designed to support the recent addition of 56 new CNG-powered collection trucks that serve customers throughout greater Long Beach, California. The additional CNG trucks have replaced older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of alternative fuel vehicles operated by Republic Services of Long Beach to 147.
The new fueling station is Republic’s second alternative fuels facility in Long Beach. Republic has been committed to introducing alternative fuel vehicles into its Long Beach fleet since 2008.Republic partnered with Clean Energy on this new fueling station project. More than 75% of Republic’s fleet of 191 collection trucks in Long Beach is now powered by natural gas.
Based on EPA calculations, the carbon emissions reduction benefits from Republic’s alternative fuel-powered fleet in Long Beach is equivalent to planting more than 88,200 mature trees.
Nationwide, Republic operates a fleet of nearly 2,500 CNG-powered vehicles which are supported by 38 natural gas fueling stations. Last year, Republic’s CNG fleet helped save roughly 21 million gallons of diesel fuel.