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SoCalGas bringing natural fueling station to Bakersfield

Posted at 3:55 PM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 18:59:27-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Southern California Gas Company is bringing natural fuel to Bakersfield.

The company is opening a brand new natural gas fueling station in Bakersfield, set to be located on 35118 McMurtrey Ave.

The station will dispense only renewable natural gas, a fuel made from waste from dairies, landfills, wastewater and other sources. The Bakersfield fueling station is the largest of its kind to date, according to the company.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include Mayor Karen Goh, senior vice president of construction at SoCalGas Cedric Williams, vice president of customer solutions at SoCalGas Jeff Walker, among other representatives.

The fueling station will open to the public 24/7 and will primarily serve clean trucking fleets that use renewable natural gas in the region.

“The new station is now helping clean the air and reduce climate emissions along the major logistics transportation corridor off Highways 99 and 65 in Bakersfield,” SoCalGas said.