WELD COUNTY NATURAL GAS COALITION

PROMOTING NATURAL GAS AS THE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FUEL!

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Welcome to the Weld County Smart Energy website. We hope you find this site a useful resource regarding the use of natural gas as an alternative transportation fuel.

In April, 2016 Sparq Natural Gas broke ground on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling site at Agfinity’s convenience store at 250 E. Collins Street near the corner of US 85 in Eaton.

Read the Greeley Tribune article: click here.

Stay tuned for announcement of the opening this summer!

Cropped for web, Sparq -- Eaton -- Site Photography -- Week 7 

 

 

AFDC: Partnerships Cement Long-Term Success for Northern Colorado Duo

Read the story on the Alternative Fuels Data Center website (click here).

 

 

Ribbon cutting for RE-1 School District CNG Fueling Station,
CNG Buses and Bus Barn, September 15, 2014

 

WELD COUNTY NATURAL GAS PROGRAM SETS THE STANDARD

Commissioners give tour to Noble Energy’s Israeli Government Relations Advisor

WELD COUNTY, CO – Weld County Commissioners Barbara Kirkmeyer and Sean Conway had  the opportunity to share the county’s knowledge about compressed natural gas (CNG) last week, Top from left: Sherrie Merrow, CNG Advisor for Noble Energy, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, Noa Binyamin, Government Relations Advisor for Noble Energy, and Weld County Transportation Planner Elizabeth Relford pose in front of one of the CNG buses Noble Energy helped fund for the Weld RE-1 School District.leading a tour for Noble Energy’s Government Relations Advisor in Israel, Noa Binyamin, along with Sherrie Merrow, CNG Advisor/LNG and CNG Development for Noble.

Along with Weld County Public Works Director Jay McDonald and Engineering Supervisor/Transportation Planner Elizabeth Relford, the Commissioners gave Binyamin a tour of the county’s CNG stations, demonstrating how they operate and safety precautions they take.

After Bottom left: Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway talks about the CNG station in Firestone – the first of four public CNG stations to open in Weld County in 2012.hearing about Noble’s partnership with Weld  County to provide CNG school buses to Weld County School District RE-1, Binyamin said she wanted to come visit Weld County to learn how she could implement a similar project in Israel.

“I heard about this project all the way in Israel,” said Binyamin. “That says something about Weld County and the work they’re doing in the CNG energy sector. It’s impressive.”

“This was a great opportunity to share the things we’re doing well concerning CNG in Weld Bottom right: Noa Binyamin presents an update of Noble CNG projects to the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition.County,”  said Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer. “It’s an honor that Noa wants to learn about our program and implement something similar in Israel.”

Binyamin said CNG is still an emerging source of alternative energy in Israel, but has really taken off since the discovery of the Leviathan offshore gas field in 2010. Binyamin said the discovery has allowed Israel to gain some natural gas independency. In fact, she said Israel’s government has issued a mandate for its transportation sector to reduce its dependence on crude oil by 30 percent by 2020.

“It’s incredible that news about something we’re doing in Weld County traveled all the way to Israel,” said Commissioner Sean Conway.

“This tour has been amazing. Weld County is doing such great and advanced things for its citizens. I’m happy Noble is able to help,” Binyamin said. “I want to do something similar in Israel. We have so much to learn.”

 

Weld County Featured in Government Fleet Magazine

photo2 Read about Weld County’s NGV Program: “Exploring the Total Cost of CNG”

Relford says fleets that put a greater number of miles on their vehicles have the most to gain. “They will recoup the upfront costs quicker,” she said. “On average if you put 30,000 miles a year on your half-ton, you could pay off the conversion in less than three years … quicker if you have federal or state incentives.”

 

Click here to watch Halliburton video about their use of natural gas.

 

VIDEO RESOURCES TO HELP WITH YOUR CNG & LNG RESEARCH

Do you have questions about how to fuel a CNG or LNG vehicle? Do you want to learn more about natural gas engines? The Weld County Natural Gas Coalition invites you to visit two sites that provide a wealth of knowledge on the topics of CNG and LNG vehicles.

imageCummins Westport has posted several informative videos on the Natural Gas Academy section of their web site including: “What is Natural Gas?”,
Natural Gas Engines” and “How to Fuel a Vehicle”, which provides fueling information for
both CNG and LNG vehicles.

CAT also offers videos explaining Dynamic Gas Blending Systems and Kits.

When considering CNG or LNG, we understand how important it is to have access to information and resources that will help you make the right decision  for your fleet.


 

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WELD COUNTY ADDS FOUR PUBLIC
COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS STATIONS IN 2012!

Grand Opening celebration for CNG at the North Station in Fort Lupton will be December 18, 2012!Through the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition and the Weld County Smart Energy Plan, four public CNG stations were opened throughout Weld County in 2012 including:

    * I-25 and Hwy 119, Firestone

    * 1607 2nd Ave. (16th St. & Hwy 85), Greeley

    * 7984 Hwy 85, Fort Lupton

    * 103 Hill St., Kersey

Learn more about each station opening by visiting the
In The Media section. of this site.


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Contact

Elizabeth Relford
Phone:(970) 356-4000 ext. 3748
Email:erelford@co.weld.co.us
Janet Lundquist
Phone:(970) 356-4000 ext. 3726
Email:jlundquist@co.weld.co.us
Jennifer Finch
Phone:(970) 336-7203
Email:jfinch@co.weld.co.us

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