Oct 16

Larado commits to CNG

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The City of Laredo moves full speed ahead with CNG

On October 15, 2012, Laredo’s City Council approved and adopted the below measures for compressed natural gas, demonstrating strong leadership towards the use of a cheaper and cleaner burning domestically produced fuel. The South Central Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Consortium commends all of those involved in securing our energy future.

Item 28. Ratifying City Manager’s acceptance of a grant in the amount of $269,500.00 from the Railroad Commission of Texas’ Alternative Fuel Fleet Pilot Program funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for converting twenty five (25) light duty pickup trucks to operate with a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system.

Item 29. Consideration to authorize a contract for converting ten (10) City owned pickup trucks to operate with a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system to Caldwell Country, Caldwell, Texas, in the total amount of $107,800.00 utilizing BuyBoard Cooperative Purchasing contract pricing. Funding for this purchase is available from Railroad Commission of Texas
grant funding to the Environmental Services Department.

Item 30. Consideration to ratify the City Manager’s approval of an emergency purchase authorization to award a contract to Caldwell Country, Caldwell, Texas, in the amount of $493,075.00 for the purchase of fifteen (15) 2013 Chevrolet Trucks with compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel systems. The purchase shall be made utilizing BuyBoard Cooperative Contract pricing. Funding is available in the State of Texas Railroad Commission grant funding to the Environmental Services Department, 2012 PPFCO,