The San Joaquin Natural Gas Partnership (SJVNGP) is an alliance of air quality, transportation and energy agencies, vehicle and engine manufacturers, fuel providers, transit and refuse hauler associations, and other stakeholders interested in increasing and strengthening the deployment of low-emission natural gas vehicles throughout California’s Central Valley.
The majority of natural gas comes from three types of wells: oil wells, coal bed methane wells, and natural gas-and-condensate wells. There are two types of natural gas fuel: CNG and LNG.
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas in a liquid form that is colorless, clear, non-toxic, odorless, and non-corrosive. LNG vehicles are typically heavy-duty vehicles that are classified as Class 8 (33,000 – 80,000 pounds, gross vehicle weight). These include vehicles such as: transit buses, refuse haulers, and local delivery trucks.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a natural gas condensed to pressures above 3,100 pounds per square inch and remains odorless, clear, and non-corrosive. CNG has a more commercial use than LNG vehicles. These include: sedans, light- to medium-duty trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles like transit buses, school buses, and street sweepers.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools is currently expanding their CNG station. Their project has been highlighted on Clean Cities TV.
The Central Valley Transportation Center that was built in Reedley this past fall.