The city of Albuquerque is adding a new compressed natural gas station by alternative fuel industry leader Trillium to refuel its buses. The new station marks the start of a 20-year partnership between Trillium and Albuquerque, where Trillium will build and maintain a station that serves the city’s CNG bus fleet. Albuquerque first began purchasing CNG buses in 1997. The new CNG station will replace a more than 20-year-old station.
Albuquerque’s fleet currently has 41 CNG buses, but the station could service up to 101 CNG buses by 2032. If the city chooses to increase their fleet even further, Trillium’s design allows for an additional CNG compressor to accommodate expansions.
This will be the second CNG station in New Mexico for Love’s Travel Stops, the parent company of Trillium. Its existing station, located on Interstate 40 at exit 149, serves heavy-duty transit customers on the westside of Albuquerque. Construction of the new station will begin in October.
Trillium operates more than 200 CNG stations across the country, offering station design and build expertise, 24/7 operations and maintenance, grant writing and commercial assistance.