U.S. Oil announced that it has completed its second of five CNG stations that will be built in partnership with Core-Mark, one of the nation’s largest distributors and marketers of consumer goods. The easy access, fast-fill GAIN Clean Fuel station is located in Forrest City and will be open to all CNG fleets and the public. It is projected that this facility will replace the equivalent of 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel in the next year and more than 1.5 million gallons in the next five years.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the grand opening of this GAIN station. Congratulations to Core-Mark for continuing to use this domestically produced and cleaner burning alternative fuel. Projects like this have a positive economic impact for the area. It’s good for business and it’s also good for Forrest City,” said Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant.
Core-Mark’s commitment to a CNG program began with an initial conversion of its fleet. Today, there are over 140 of their CNG tractors on the road and another 60 are expected by the middle of next year. In addition to the Arkansas location, three more GAIN Clean Fuel stations are expected to open near other Core-Mark Divisions by the second quarter of 2015: Sanford, North Carolina; Smyrna, Georgia; and Tampa, Florida.
“We are encouraged by the progress we continue to make with our partner U.S. Oil,” said Thomas B. Perkins, President and CEO of Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. “Purchasing more environmentally friendly and less expensive fuel is an important component of our operational strategy.”
Source: GAIN Clean Fuel