Clean Energy Fuel Corp., the California company with at least two CNG refueling stations in Oklahoma City opened its latest project in Olathe, Kansas.
The $4 million project was funded by the city of Olathe and Johnson County where both are switching to compressed natural gas to power 50 city refuse trucks and 120 county transit buses.
Scott Vazzana, senior business development manager for Clean Energy said it will not only greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fueling costs and noise pollution but save money for the two governments.
“By switching to natural gas, it is expected that the city and county will realize a $6.9 million in fuel savings through 2026, while providing improved air quality for the communities.”
The Kansas Department of Transportation helped Olathe and Johnson County with funding. Clean Energy already has other projects and stations in the Kansas City region including the city of Kansas City, Missouri; the Kansas City Transportation Authority, Lee’s Summit School District; Blue Springs School District and the North Kansas City School District.