The company plans to break ground on a truck-friendly compressed natural gas station in Midland, enabling local use of clean fuel vehicles in the Permian Basin. With plans to open to the public in the third quarter of this year, the facility will be located southeast of Midland International Airport, adjacent to the Permian Basin headquarters of Schlumberger.
The new station and its proximity will provide easy access to CNG fuel for companies like Schlumberger with light-duty pickup fleets outfitted to utilize natural gas and larger vehicles.
”Freedom CNG’s vision for the future is to provide enough accessible fast-fill CNG fueling stations in the Permian Basin so that fleets have the confidence to adopt it as their fuel of choice,” said Bill Winters, managing member of Freedom CNG. “When fleet owners experience how easy and clean it is to use local CNG to fuel a wide variety of fleet vehicles, its adoption will occur rapidly and become even more widespread.”
The station will provide compressed natural gas to third-party users from passenger vehicles to tractor trailers, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Freedom CNG will encourage NGV usage for local commercial businesses, over the road fleet operators, municipalities, school districts and other governmental agencies.
“Natural gas is a proven alternate fuel and the technology has progressed to a commercialization state which now makes CNG vehicles viable for regular use in our operations,” said Jeff Ostrander, Schlumberger North America Procurement & Sourcing Manager. “At Schlumberger we continually look for the optimal balance between economically viable initiatives and overall environmental footprint reduction, so we look forward to Freedom CNG’s proximity to our Midland operations.”
Fuente: Freedom CNG.