The new time-fill CNG fueling station is located in Pasco, Washington, and was built for Basin Disposal’s fleet. It features TruStar Energy PFS Elite 150 portable fuel system, the company’s newest edition to their portable product line and ideal for smaller fleet owners or those that have fleets distributed between several locations that each need natural gas fueling.
“We upgraded our original PFS design to make it more modular as well as easier to service,” said TruStar Energy Sales Vice President, Scott Edelbach. “We had a lot of customers tell us they loved the idea of a portable system, but wanted the flexibility to easily add more compressors to keep pace with their expanding fleets. Our engineering department took those comments and established a common frame that would allow for up to three compressors [PFS Elite 225], while maintaining the portability of the system.”
Basin Disposal’s President Darrick Dietrich said that converting his fleet is the first phase of a multistep plan that converts fleet while also offering public fueling for other fleets that have migrated away from diesel. “We currently have four CNG-powered trucks in our fleet and two pickup trucks that have been converted to run on natural gas, but plan to add an additional five next year. We’re speeding up our normal replacement schedule to increase our return on investment,” he said.
“Migrating from diesel to CNG is a game changer for enhancing the profitability of transportation operations,” said TruStar Energy President, Adam Comora. “Fuel savings from 30% to 50% generate significant value for fleet operators and their partners. Not only is CNG better for the environment and bottom line profitability, the domestic nature of natural gas truly insulates us from artificial price fluctuations.”
Source: TruStar Energy