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Weld County RE-1 School District CNG Station Ribbon Cutting
Gilcrest, September 15, 2014

The Noble Energy invitation to Monday’s ribbon-cutting event stated, “We are now pleased to be able to provide our school children with transportation that will give them cleaner air to breathe, that will provide economic benefit to the school district through reduced fuel costs, and will use an abundant domestic fuel that we produce throughout Colorado and the United States.” Weld County assisted the school district in applying for the grant funding used to help pay for both the station and the buses. The county also assisted the district by writing the bid documents for the bus barn so that it met the appropriate standards for CNG vehicles. Noble Energy provided the matching funds for the fueling station and the new CNG buses as well as paid to build the bus barn. Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer joined Noble Energy and Weld County School District RE-1 in celebrating the completion of the school district’s new bus barn and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station located in Gilcrest. “This is an exciting day,” said Commissioner Kirkmeyer. “A lot of work on the part Noble, Weld County and the district went into making this project a reality.” In 2009, Weld County initiated the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition and wrote the county’s Smart Energy Plan which included public/private partnerships to build CNG stations as well as promote fleet conversion to CNG. To date, Weld County’s fleet includes 43 CNG and LNG vehicles. The county also celebrated the opening of four public CNG stations throughout Weld County in 2012. In August of this year, after hearing about Noble’s partnership with Weld County to provide CNG school buses to local districts, Noble Energy’s Government Relations Advisor in Israel came to Weld County to learn how she could implement a similar project in her country. In 2009, Weld County initiated the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition and wrote the county’s Smart Energy Plan which included public/private partnerships to build CNG stations as well as promote fleet conversion to CNG. To date, Weld County’s fleet includes 43 CNG and LNG vehicles. The county also celebrated the opening of four public CNG stations throughout Weld County in 2012. In August of this year, after hearing about Noble’s partnership with Weld County to provide CNG school buses to local districts, Noble Energy’s Government Relations Advisor in Israel came to Weld County to learn how she could implement a similar project in her country. Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer joined Noble Energy and Weld County School District RE-1 in celebrating the completion of the school district’s new bus barn and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station located in Gilcrest. “This is an exciting day,” said Commissioner Kirkmeyer. “A lot of work on the part Noble, Weld County and the district went into making this project a reality.” 2014_JF_RE1NobleRibbonCutting_091514_007 2014_JF_RE1NobleRibbonCutting_091514_008 2014_JF_RE1NobleRibbonCutting_091514_009 2014_JF_RE1NobleRibbonCutting_091514_010 2014_JF_RE1NobleRibbonCutting_091514_011

 

Noble Tour of Weld CNG Sites
Weld County, August 27, 2014

Noa Binyamin, Government Relations Advisor for Noble Energy takes a closer look at one of Weld County RE-1 School District’s new CNG buses. 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. 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. Bottom right: Noa Binyamin presents an update of Noble CNG projects to the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition.

 

Kramer’s Wedge Store
Kersey, December 20, 2012

Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, Weld County Transportation Planner Elizabeth Relford, Commissioner Douglas Rademacher and Commissioner Sean Conway celebrate the opening of the newest public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station to open in Weld County this year (2012). Kramer's Wedge Store, located at 103 Hill Street and Highway 34 in Kersey, is the fourth public CNG station to be located in Weld County. From left: Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, Kersey Mayor Bob Kellerhuish, Kersey Town Trustees Sheri Olk, Jay Pier and Gary Mount, Kersey Town Administrator Brett Bloom, and Commissioner Douglas Rademacher celebrate the opening of the newest public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station to open in Weld County this year (2012). Kramer's Wedge Store, located at 103 Hill Street and Highway 34 in Kersey, is the fourth public CNG station to be located in Weld County. Ribbon cutting ceremony of the newest public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station to open in Weld County this year (2012). Kramer's Wedge Store, located at 103 Hill Street and Highway 34 in Kersey, is the fourth public CNG station to be located in Weld County. From left: Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway, Weld County Transportation Planner Elizabeth Relford, Cyndi Kramer, Kersey Mayor Bob Kellerhuish, Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademacher, Steve Kramer, Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer, and Clint Beauchamp of Zeit Energy. Cyndi Kramer examines a map of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations located in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah while Kersey Mayor Bob Kellerhuish looks on, following the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newest public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station to open in Weld County this year (2012). Kramer's Wedge Store, located at 103 Hill Street and Highway 34 in Kersey, is the fourth public CNG station to be located in Weld County. Grand opening celebration of the newest public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station to open in Weld County this year (2012). Kramer's Wedge Store, located at 103 Hill Street and Highway 34 in Kersey, is the fourth public CNG station to be located in Weld County. Grand opening celebration of the newest public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station to open in Weld County this year (2012). Kramer's Wedge Store, located at 103 Hill Street and Highway 34 in Kersey, is the fourth public CNG station to be located in Weld County.

The North Station CNG Celebration
Fort Lupton, December 18, 2012

Photo 001: Fort Lupton Mayor Tommy Holton and Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer cut the ribbon for the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station located at the North Station located at 7984 U.S. 85 in Fort Lupton. The station is the third public CNG station to open in Weld County this year. Fort Lupton Mayor Tommy Holton and Fort Lupton City Council Member Zo Hubbard at the opening celebration of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station located at the North Station located at 7984 U.S. 85 in Fort Lupton. The station is the third public CNG station to open in Weld County this year. Opening celebration of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station located at the North Station located at 7984 U.S. 85 in Fort Lupton. The station is the third public CNG station to open in Weld County this year. _DSC0009

 

Weld County’s LNG Trucks

The county received its first LNG truck in July 2012 and has already realized a 22% reduction in fuel costs which will equate to approximately $25,000 in fuel savings per year per truck. “Over the life of the truck, we are expecting to save an estimated $100,000 on fuel alone – that’s per truck,” said Jay McDonald, Division Supervisor for Weld County’s Department of Public Works. “Right now, it is costing us 20% less per mile to run our LNG trucks versus our diesel trucks.”

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The Weld County natural gas fleet which currently is comprised of 24 vehicles include three Liquefied Natural Gas trucks. (November 2012)

The Weld County natural gas fleet which currently is comprised of 24 vehicles include three Liquefied Natural Gas trucks. (November 2012)

SkyBlu CNG Station Opening
Greeley, October 18, 2012

Grand opening of the SkyBlu CNG public fueling station at Agfinity in Greeley off of U.S. Hwy 85 October 18, 2012. Grand opening of the SkyBlu CNG public fueling station at Agfinity in Greeley off of U.S. Hwy 85 October 18, 2012. Grand opening of the SkyBlu CNG public fueling station at Agfinity in Greeley off of U.S. Hwy 85 October 18, 2012. Grand opening of the SkyBlu CNG public fueling station at Agfinity in Greeley off of U.S. Hwy 85 October 18, 2012. Grand opening of the SkyBlu CNG public fueling station at Agfinity in Greeley off of U.S. Hwy 85 October 18, 2012. Grand opening of the SkyBlu CNG public fueling station at Agfinity in Greeley off of U.S. Hwy 85 October 18, 2012. 

 

Weld County Smart Energy at the
Weld County Garage Truck City Pig Roast, August 24.

2012_Weld County Smart Energy table at the 2012 Weld County Garage Truck City pig roast. 

 

SkyBlu CNG Station Opening
Firestone, June 29, 2012

Grand opening of Weld County's first Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station, owned by SkyBlu, at the intersection of I-25 and Hwy 119 in Firestone. J. Alexander, President of Mansfield Energy Corporation (parent company of SkyBlu) addresses the crowd at the grand opening celebrationi of Weld County's first public CNG fueling station.

Firestone Mayor Chad Auer talks about the importance of smart energy at the grand opening of SkyBlu, the first public CNG fueling station in Weld County. Weld County Commissioners Douglas Rademacher, Barbara Kirkmeyer and Sean Conway comment on the benefits of CNG as an alternative fuel source and on the Weld County Smart Energy Coalition.

Weld County Commissioners Douglas Rademacher comments on the benefits of CNG as an alternative fuel source and on the Weld County Smart Energy Coalition. Official ribbon cutting for the SkyBlu public CNG Fueling Station located in Firestone, Colorado.

Mansfield Energy Corporation President J. Alexander and Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer celebrate the official opening of Weld County's first public CNG fueling station. Weld County Transportation Planner Elizabeth Relford fuels one of Weld County's own CNG fleet vehicles.

Another CNG Vehicle ready to fuel up at the opening celebration of Weld County's first public CNG station located at I-25 and Highway 119 in Firestone. Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer fuels her personal CNG vehicle at the new SkyBlu CNG station located at I-25 and Highway 119 in Firestone.

 

Weld County Natural Gas Coalition
NGV Fleet Event, June 29, 2012

Compressed Natural Gas vehicles on display at the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition NGV Fleet Event. More than 115 representatives from government agencies and private industries attended the half-day NGC Fleet event at the Southwest Weld Complex in Weld County.

Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer welcomes more than 115 attendees to the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition NGV Fleet event. Alexine Hazarian of Encana Natural Gas presents information about CNG and LNG.

More than 115 representatives from government agencies and private industry attended the Weld County Natural Gas Coalition NGV Fleet event to learn more about fleet conversion to CNG and LNG. Reed Scott of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation address the crowd about the his company's experience with CNG and LNG in their fleets.

Check to Weld County RE-1 and RE-6 School Districts
May 22, 2012

To support the Weld County Smart Energy Plan, Noble Energy, an active member of the Coalition, committed an initial $5 million over five years to purchase CNG school buses and refueling station infrastructure in the county. On May 22, 2012, at the opening of its Greeley office, Noble Energy presented a check to the Valley RE-1 School District and Greeley/Evans School District 6 as part of this commitment.

 

Colorado Farm Show
January 24-26, 2012

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Ensign Rig Visit with Weld County Commissioners
September 30, 2011

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Contact

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