Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

Okla. Grant Helps City Acquire Bi-Fuel CNG Pickup

February 02, 2015

Photo courtesy of City of Sand Springs.
Photo courtesy of City of Sand Springs.

The Sand Springs (Okla.) Fire Department has added a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) truck to its fleet using a grant from INCOG’s Clean Cities Program with Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality public fleet conversion funds, according to a city press release.

The bi-fuel CNG Ford F-250 features an Altech-Eco bi-fuel CNG conversion system with a 21.2 GGE storage cylinder. It uses fast-fill fueling.

Deputy Fire Chief Justin Hall is testing out the vehicle. "I pass a CNG station on the way to work, and it works for me."

The city opted for a bi-fuel truck because of the lack of fueling infrastructure. Currently, there are only two nearby fast-fill stations in Tulsa.

In Oklahoma, CNG is quickly becoming the alternative fuel of choice. The fueling infrastructure is rapidly developing to meet the demands of a growing customer base, and Oklahoma is a top-five producer of natural gas, according to the city.

The fire department operates a fleet of 13 vehicles. The city’s public works department also has a dedicated CNG vehicle.

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