Waste Management Opens CNG Fueling Station in Ohio

Date: October 11, 2012

Source: Waste Management Inc.

Waste Management (Houston, TX) as part of its fleet wide conversion to natural gas has opened a $3.8 million CNG fueling station in Canal Winchester, Ohio (just outside Columbus). The station will support an initial fleet of 30 CNG-fueled trucks that the company purchased for $9.75 million at a cost of $325,000 apiece. The trucks have 21 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than diesel, with no particulates, and are lighter and run quieter, the company said. By the fourth quarter, the company plans to operate 2,000 CNG trucks throughout North America.

Waste Management announced earlier this year that 90 percent of the company's new fleet purchases over the next five years will be for CNG vehicles as the company expands its fleet of CNG vehicles to 30,000 from its present number of 1,700.

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