Waste Management opens 100th CNG fueling station

By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive.

Dive Brief:

  • Waste Management recently announced the opening of its 100th compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at an event in Oklahoma City. The company spent $9.2 million on the fueling center and service station, which can fill up to 134 trucks per night. Another $19.8 million has been invested in its local fleet, which will have more than 100 trucks by the end of the year, as reported by News OK.
  • The company now has CNG stations in 33 states and three Canadian provinces. Of those 100 stations, 25 are open to the public.
  • This infrastructure now supports 6,000 CNG trucks, which Waste Management says is the largest heavy-duty fleet of its kind in North America. Each trucks saves an estimated 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year and reduces emissions by 15% per truck.