Wisconsin-based company now has 32 GAIN® Clean Fuel stations open or under construction across the country, expanding its national network of compressed natural gas stations to offer regional and national carriers a lower-cost, more environmentally-friendly fueling option for their fleets. The facilities are located in 15 states and serve some of the busiest carrier routes in the country. Of the 15 stations currently under construction, nine will be operational by the end of the year and the remaining six will open in early 2015.
“We’re seeing substantial growth in the development of our nationwide GAIN® network,” said Bill Renz, general manager for GAIN® Clean Fuel. “Carriers are realizing that they can’t sit back and watch their competitors take advantage of this significant cost savings, while they continue to operate using diesel fuel. This has allowed us to set a higher goal for the number of stations U.S. Oil plans to build in the next two years. Our goal is to have more than 100 stations operating within the next two years.”
U.S. Oil locates its fueling stations to provide easy access to CNG in all of the major trucking sectors within the country. In addition to ease of access, each GAIN station provides fast-fill capabilities and has fleet card acceptance capabilities that provide convenience for truckers.
“We work with carriers to show them the advantages of converting their fleets and, in many cases, partner with them to build stations that are strategically located, generally near their facilities but also adjacent to major trucking routes,” Renz commented. “Many fleets start small with only 10-20 CNG trucks, but as they see the benefits, they’re ready to make a more significant investment in CNG.”