CNG Fueling Station Now Open to the Public in East County!
September 30, 2015
EDCO has opened another Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Public Fueling Station to serve San Diego and East County! As part of its commitment to develop a network of CNG locations, the facility represents the third EDCO site that is open to the public, in addition to five facilities that serve only company vehicles.
The newest location is conveniently located one block north of I-8 at 8173 Commercial St. in La Mesa and is open to the public seven days a week and twenty four hours per day. All major credit cards are accepted.
As part of this new facility, EDCO has also invested in eleven new over-the-road CNG powered tractor-trailer combinations. EDCO’s ever growing CNG powered fleet now numbers over 150 total vehicles in a variety of applications, from pickup trucks, bin movement units, to residential and commercial collection trucks and now over-the-road tractor-trailer units.
“This facility will be a key part of the regional infrastructure necessary to expand the use of Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV),” said Steve South, President and CEO of EDCO. As both private and public fleets continue to search for environmentally safe, financially stable alternative fuels, CNG has emerged as a safe option that can reduce smog-producing pollutants by up to 90 percent and hydrocarbon emissions by 50-70 percent, compared to gasoline.
EDCO also operates a North San Diego County CNG Public Fuel Station, located one block south of SR-78 at 168 S. Las Posas Road in San Marcos. In addition, EDCO operates a third Public CNG facility in North Orange County at 6762 Stanton Avenue in Buena Park.