The company recently announced the grand opening of CNG Energy, LLC’s public natural gas fueling station in Liberal, Kansas. TruStar was contracted to build the station with the goal of supporting the CNG growing need for fleets operating out of the surrounding Southwest Kansas area and Oklahoma Panhandle. The new facility features two covered and lighted fueling islands that can accommodate both large commercial vehicles, like the 12 tractors owned by CNG Energy, LLC – as well as smaller private vehicles.
“Two things that we immediately appreciated with natural gas was the cost per MCF and its price stability over time,” said CNG Energy, LLC’s Managing Member, Rocky Ormiston. “You can do a lot of projections as far as budgeting is concerned without the threat of price spikes. We’re also using a domestic fuel source instead of something coming in on a tanker from overseas.”
Moreover, TruStar Energy has opened a TruStar Energy-branded public CNG fueling station in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Located in a heavy truck traffic corridor, the 24/7 CNG fast-fill station is capable of fueling several hundred vehicles a day and promises to deliver lower fueling cost and reduced transportation-related emissions to the Tulsa area. It has two traffic lanes and two fast-fill fueling pumps, providing easy access for commercial vehicles and private consumer vehicles, and is supplied by natural gas from Apache Corporation.
“Fueling infrastructure remains a challenge to wider adoption of CNG in the trucking industry. An accessible network of CNG stations will incentivize more fleet owners to make the shift away from diesel and extend the range of CNG-powered fleets already on the road today,” said Adam Comora, President of TruStar Energy. “We have embarked on a strategy to open dozens of company-branded public CNG stations along high-traffic U.S. corridors over the next several years—our Tulsa station is added to that growing list.”
Source: TruStar Energy