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Texas City Celebrates Opening of Two CNG Stations

The City of Rockport, Texas, has announced the opening of two CNG facilities. The first facility is a stand-alone fueling station for both commercial and personal-use CNG vehicles. It offers access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and a point-of-sale program that accepts credit card payments.

The second facility is for the private use of Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) and the City of Rockport. Two CNG buses are currently in use and two additional vehicles are in the process of being ordered. The City will receive a CNG pickup truck later this month for use by the City’s Public Works Department.

The City and ACISD entered into a mutual agreement for a CNG fueling station in 2014. The school district provided, via a lease agreement, the land for the stand-alone station and the ACISD facility. Both entities will slowly be converting their vehicle fleets to CNG.

Zeit Energy served as the City’s construction manager at risk. Design for the project was provided by TRC, a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. Palacios Marine and Industrial was awarded the construction contract following the standard request for bids procedure. Total cost of the project was $1.8 million.