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Rowland Unified Constructing Natural Gas Station

Rowland Unified constructing natural gas station

Crews begin work on new CNG station at Rowland Unified transportation garage in Rowland Heights, Calif. (Photo by Gina Ward, Courtesy of Rowland Unified) 
Rowland USD Transportation Director Keith Moore shows Superintendent Ruben Frutos new CNG bus engine (with old bus behind). (Photo by Gina Ward, Courtesy of Rowland Unified) 

Rowland Unified is going into the gas station business, the natural gas kind of course.

The local school district has begun construction of a compressed natural gas station at its bus yard in Rowland Heights.

“We believe this is a wonderful opportunity to be good to our environment by providing a fleet of 15 new CNG buses that serve our community. In addition, it is a new way to raise funds for our district,” said Superintendent Ruben Frutos.

So Rowland Unified is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) station on Otterbein Avenue. The district says it will open the station to the public at very affordable rates in mid-March.

“I estimate the average CNG car will take about five minutes to fill at a cost of only $20,” said Keith Moore, the school district’s director of transportation.

The new “gas” station will be open 24 hours a day. It will have two dispensers with fast fill pumps operating at 3,600 pounds per square inch.

Two storage tanks will be filled by a pair of compressors that can handle 75 square cubic feet per minute.

This equipment will simultaneously serve the fast fill and time fill systems. The CNG time fill system will allow Rowland Unified to fill 25 school buses over a 10-hour period. Click HERE for entire story!

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