TruStar Energy has been awarded a contract to upgrade the CNG fueling station for the Kern County (Bakersfield, CA) school bus fleet.

The contract to update and expand the public/private station includes removing older compressors and associated infrastructure and replacing that with new state-of-the art compressors, fueling hoses, new fueling dispensers, and a canopy, said Kern County Superintendent of Schools Energy Conservation Supervisor, Scott Fieber.

“Since the original station’s construction in 2005, we’ve gone from 10 buses to 60. We’ve just outgrown the existing station by all shapes and forms,” said Fieber.

Fieber said the public demand for CNG has also risen dramatically – both in terms of the number of vehicles he is seeing – as well as the types of vehicles arriving to fuel.

“We’re seeing new garbage trucks show up almost every week as well as one of our corporate clients with over 100 trucks,” he said.

The upgraded facility will include two dispensers and other upgrades, including lighting.