Piedmont Natural Gas, subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced that renewable natural gas is now available at its CNG fueling station in Nashville. By fueling with biomethane at this station, fleets and organizations can further reduce their emissions footprint and meet their sustainability goals – helping decarbonize transportation in Tennessee.
“Drivers of CNG vehicles and companies with CNG fleets already have been benefiting from the cost advantages of fueling with abundant, domestic natural gas,” said Phillip Grigsby, Piedmont’s senior vice president of ventures and business development. “But there’s a tremendous environmental benefit as well, since CNG vehicles have lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel-fueled vehicles. That environmental advantage over diesel increases even more when the natural gas source is renewable.”
Bluesource, an environmental action partner based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, will pair biomethane available in the pipeline system with Piedmont’s station, bringing the environmental benefits of this biofuel to Piedmont’s consumers. “We’re thrilled to partner with Piedmont and empower their customers to manage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The economic and environmental benefits of renewable natural gas drive real change at the consumer level and beyond,” commented Bluesource Vice President Will Overly.
Piedmont’s own fleet consists of 43% CNG vehicles, approximately 643 vehicles. The company provides CNG for commercial customers, including refuse, transit, over-the-road fleets and construction, as well as services for private use at CNG fueling stations.
Piedmont operates a network of 11 publicly accessible CNG fast-fill stations within its three-state service area in the Carolinas and Tennessee, all open 24/7. The company plans to continue extending renewable natural gas as a fuel source in its CNG fueling stations.
Source: Duke Energy